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On a simultaneous re-read of Gabaldon and Auel. Other than that, it's the beginning of May - WW II commemoration services all over the place, lots of talk about the military parade in Moscow etc. Plus, Jagov sounds like Jagoda. and Jagoda was SCARY. Stalin very rarely got his own hands dirty, Jagoda, Beria or (later) Chruschev usually did it for him.
I was just having a discussion about Auel the other night with a friend that is very into evolution and I was trying to get her into reading the books. She refuses to read anything but graphic novels. I did get her to watch the movie and she was fascinated. Has anyone watched "The Clan of the Cave Bear" movie?
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Welcome to TL!!!!

I was at JordanCon as well and distinctly remember being told you were going to come play "Are You a Darkfriend" but you never showed up. That's ok, we had fun without you. It was nice meeting you, hopefully I will see you again next year!
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Dude, there's a MOVIE? I'm not sure how I feel about that actually. It was graphic enough in my mind...
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I was just having a discussion about Auel the other night with a friend that is very into evolution and I was trying to get her into reading the books. She refuses to read anything but graphic novels. I did get her to watch the movie and she was fascinated. Has anyone watched "The Clan of the Cave Bear" movie?
Yeah, I saw it in 6th grade in my science class. Haven't seen it since, though I own the DVD now. I wonder if they censored it for my class or not. Having read the books, I'm sure they did.

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Daryl Hannah played Ayla.

For the record, I love that series, though I have a few nitpicks. First, it starts to get repetitive after the second book. And second, Ayla apparently invented every single thing known to mankind, including grilled cheese sandwiches and domesticated animals, except for the internet (that was Al Gore).
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Yes, I am sure it was edited for your class. At least one scene that sticks out in particular. It does go along very well with the book, though of course a lot is left out. It does get very repetitive. Though, I think most books do when they take so long to come out between books. The author must feel the need to explain everything again. I read them all at once, so it was very noticeable. Even if I didn't, like most series, I would re-read when a new book came out. That is one thing I think a lot of authors do too much, but I am not a writer, so maybe it is something that is expected??? I know it has to be done to a point, but definitely overdone in this case.
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I read Valley of the Horses for the first time when I was 11 - it probably made me a bit more sexually aware than I should have been, in hindsight.

I'm not sure what I'd prefer...a highly educated, super intelligent dictator with violent tendancies or an uneducated, unintelligent, but powerful dictator with violent tendancies.

I'm going to go with neither.
*snicker* I was a bit older - 13-14 or so, maybe. But yeah, quite graphic for that age.

Not unintelligent at all. He was very intelligent, if almost illiterate. I think it was Chruschev who notoriously wanted to arrange everything either in face-to-face meetings or via the phone because he had problems reading. And he was paranoid about writing things down.

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I was just having a discussion about Auel the other night with a friend that is very into evolution and I was trying to get her into reading the books. She refuses to read anything but graphic novels. I did get her to watch the movie and she was fascinated. Has anyone watched "The Clan of the Cave Bear" movie?
yes. But it was ages ago so I don't remember much. I do remember being rather impressed though

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For the record, I love that series, though I have a few nitpicks. First, it starts to get repetitive after the second book. And second, Ayla apparently invented every single thing known to mankind, including grilled cheese sandwiches and domesticated animals, except for the internet (that was Al Gore).
hehe, true...
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She didn't invent pottery either. (Neither did Al Gore, surprisingly.)

And if you think about it, then she even wasn't first with animal domestication. For now at least, I'll let you lot figure out which example* predates her.

* Or examples. I may have overlooked one or more while doing this off the top of my head too.
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Am confused, Gonzo.

And Ayla didn't invent grilled cheese sandwiches, she just perfected them. Besides, I will fully admit to re-reading Valley of the Horses to try and figure out the mechanics of making grilled cheese sandwiches prior to actually making them myself. I found Auel to be very educational that way. LOL
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