The Plains of Passage | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Margot Hornblower

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of The Plains of Passage.
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Critical Review by Margot Hornblower

SOURCE: "Queen of the Ice Age Romance," in Time, Vol. 136, No. 17, October 22, 1990, p. 88.

In the following review, Hornblower comments favorably on the "Earth's Children" series, but finds some elements of the most recent novel, The Plains of Passage, to be implausible.

In the musty chill of the Dordogne, 30 ft. below ground, giant bulls, painted in red and black, gallop across undulating walls. Nearby, a cavalcade of horses, ibex, tiny deer and cave lions dances along the curves of rough limestone. Are these soaring images sacred or profane? A large bespectacled woman closes her eyes and sighs in wonder. She imagines a time, perhaps 20,000 years ago, when rituals were performed in this same hidden cave in the flickering light of animal-fat lamps. Slowly, tears stream down her cheeks. "It's like a church," she...

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