The Land of Painted Caves - Jean M. Auel The only reason I didn't give this a 1 is because I loved this series so much that it would physically hurt to shun it completely. Honestly, this was book so boring and awful that I could barely read it. I skipped over loads of pages in the middle and I just didn't get what was going on, not that I cared enough to work it out. Then the Jondalar and Ayla debacle. It was so contrived and over-the-top and melodramatic that I didn't believe it for a second. I didn't understand why Auel couldn't have just left them alone! Oh but lo and behold, they made up and invented something else! Monogamy! Gee, how utterly revolutionary of them.
It made me so sad to remember how much I loved the first three books of this series, then it slowly dwindled and then this.
So, sorry Auel, there goes my respect.