October 12th, 2015

journal whining

30 Day Books Challenge, Day 12

Day 12: A book you love but hate at the same time

The Clan of the Cave Bear/Earth's Children series. I love the survival aspects. I love the stone-age stuff. I love reading how to make the tools and the culture (which admittedly is conjectural).

I hate Ayla the Prehistoric Mary-Sue and how she's so totally perfect about everything ever. She's blond, blue-eyed, tall, stacked, of course she doesn't think she's pretty, she can tell when people lie and wins over everyone, ever, to her side with her exotic ways and ideas and stunning good looks, and any sex she has is totally utterly earth-shaking. Oh, and she invented starting fire with flint and iron pyrite, tamed the wolf, tamed the horse, tamed a lion, nearly invented the atlatl, and figured out where babies come from.

Don't get me started on Jondalar.

Sometimes I just skip over the parts with people in them.