I wasn't really sure where to put this thread - I guess it could've gone into "fiction" but it seems to me like it's one of those that bridge the fiction/non-fiction genres... I'm re-reading these books or the first time since I was about 12. Anyone have any comments on Ms. Auel's writing, or the series? I'm only just into the first book, and I'm blown away by how much it's sucked me in. One of those books (or, rather, serials) that I almost wish I'd waited to read till I could've gotten more from it. I guess that's why I'm re-reading them after all this time. Also, I was wondering if anyone could recommend similar themed books - I like reading with a theme of "simpler times"... you know, back when people were actually connected with their own survival, instead of just being cogs in the wheel of "civilization"... So I'd be happy for any recommendations of other books y'all could give!