Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Clan of the Cave Bear

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel p. 28

"They all knew what came next, the ceremony never changed; it was the same night after night, but still they anticipated. They were waiting for Mog-ur to call upon the Spirit of Ursus, the Great Cave Bear, his own personal totem and most revered of all the spirits."

I think this gives a good taste of the book. The spirit world is very important to them and the Mog-ur (medicine man or magician) is one of the most important characters. When a people don't understand how the world works, and aren't able to really rationally analyze, their beliefs are of vital importance.


Julie said...

This is one my I-Must-Read-Before-I-Die list! :) Thanks for the teaser!

Sonia said...

I've heard so much about this book, but never read it. Nice teaser.

mine is here: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/reader-teaser-tuesday-fair-game/

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Teaser Tuesday!
My teaser is here
Please check out and comment on my interview with a wonderful nonprofit 'Mom to Madre' that helps spread literacy to families and helps mothers adjust to differences in their lives when going from one language to another! Thank you!

Emma Michaels

Bev Hankins said...

Still have fond memories of when I read this quite a while ago. Thanks for bringing it up again!

Here's my TT: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesdays_11.html

BLHmistress said...

I have been wanting to read this series forever. I will someday!

My Teaser Tuesday