Currently I am rereading Jean Auel's "Clan of the Cave Bear", Earth's Children series
, and it's one of my favorites. I never did buy the last and sixth book because I read reviews after it finally came out. So it's a six volume series, but I only own five. Lots of people said "The Land of Painted Caves" was even more tedious with the looong list of introductions when folks met one another than the previous volume, "Shelters of Stone", which is number five. I am getting ready to start that one shortly, because I'm almost at the end of "The Plains of Passage". Trust me, much of the lengthy introductions will be skipped this go round. I also find myself skipping over pages and pages long descriptions of the landscape. I read every word the first time, but it became very tedious. Still gotta love Ms. Auel, though. If you have any interest in prehistoric times, give it a whirl.
I've watched the 1986 movie
"Clan of the Cavebear" several times with Daryl Hannah starring as the lead character, Ayla. It's okay, not as good as the book, and I wish they would make more movies from Ms. Auel's series of books, but that isn't likely to happen at this point.
Next on the slate is Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series
last two books. I own many Stephen King books and movies, including all of the 8-volume series of Dark Tower books, and have read the first six of them once. I acquired the the last two recently, and because my husband loves them better than I do, allowed him to read them first while I was engaged in the "Earth's Children" series. "The Dark Tower VII" is an 845 page tome, like the rest of them in this series. "The Wind Through the Keyhole" is much smaller at only 307 pages. I am looking forward to it.
My favorite story of all time is Stephen King's "The Stand". I own the book and a DVD of the mini series. My initial exposure to the author was trying to read "Cujo" in 1981. It turned me off, and I closed the library book and returned it without completing it and dismissed this author from my radar. Then I caught the mini series of "The Stand" in 1994 when it aired over TV. I got hooked, bought the book, which is even better, and am interested in any offering he makes ever since. I loved his book "Under the Dome", own it, and love the sadly canceled series which ran for three seasons on broadcast TV. The book and series are very different, but both are excellent.
I've read that Mr. King is saddened that so many people think "The Stand" is his masterwork, and my nephew who turned me on to "Under the Dome", thinks that UTD is superior. I still disagree. "The Stand" remains my all time favorite story. I just wish they hadn't cast Molly Ringwald as Fran in the mini series. It's hard to ruin a story this good, but she sure gives it her all.
I still don't really care for "Cujo" movie or book, and I've never tried to reread that one. I'm a dog lover, so let's not turn them into evil demons please, Mr. King.
post edited by ThanksfortheCrepes - 2016/04/25 08:18:28