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5 Moons- I absolutely loved it, and highly recommend it!

4 Moons- I loved it! A must buy!

3 Moons- I liked it. Add it to your TBR.

2 Moons- It was okay, but not my cup of tea.

1 Moon- I didn't like it at all.
Monday, November 7, 2011

Clan of the Cave Bear is more than just Neanderthal Porn by Pavarti K Tyler

Please everyone help and welcome author Pavarti K Tyler to the blog!!

I remember sitting in a friend's basement, surrounded by Ikea furniture and watching Clan of the Cave Bear when her Dad wasn't home from work yet.  It was one of those winter snow days when I was too young to be allowed free reign but too old to be stuck in the house with my mother.  Little did she know what trouble a couple of middle school girls could get into in a small town house development in the middle of the day.

It wasn't until a few years later when I bought a copy of Jean M. Auel's novel for myself that I understood that Ayla's story wasn't just about sex and rape.  I've never seen the movie again, so perhaps this is an issue of maturity, or perhaps it's just that the soul of the book was lost in translation from page to screen.

Clan of the Cave Bear was about so much more.  It covered anthropology, sociology, genetics, geology, psychology, evolution and many many other topics.  The issues of gender discrimination, prejudice and what it means to be human were all covered.  Oh and there was a lot of sex in the series too.

When I started drafting the storyline for Two Moons of Sera I wanted to build a world.  A complete, three dimensional world, for my characters to live in.  Because this happens in a place so different from our own it was essential to distill the similarities we could relate to while highlighting and explaining the differences.  I looked back at other books I'd read where the landscape of the story was so different from our own to try and get advice from those who had done it so well.

Battle Field Earth (shut up, it's brilliant) didn't offer much help as it is about aliens and accentuating differences.  The Wind-up Girl (also brilliant) didn't give me any insight because it's a post-apocalyptical look at our own world.  What I needed was an innocence, a purity of vision that would allow the world of Two Moons of Sera to seem natural.

There was a time when I would read Clan of the Cave Bear over and over.  I even named the first dog I got as a puppy Ayla.  It's exactly the complexity of Auel's world building that makes it feel so natural. This is what I wanted to 2MOS.

As I write I ask myself, is there something about this we need to understand?  Is there something here that goes deeper than just the surface story?  Are there aspects of life, science, history that would add dimension to the world?

In Two Moons you will find two completely different, and yet hopefully relatable species of people.  You will come to know their fears, their bedtime stories, their eating habits and their mating practices. In the end I hope you will feel so emerged in their world that as you learn more about them, it will deepen your understanding and connection to the characters.

Because in the end it's about the soul of the story.
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"Pavarti K Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and number-cruncher who has been committed to causing trouble since her first moment on this Earth. Her eclectic career has flirted with Broadway, Teaching, Law Firms and the IRS. Author of many short stories, Pavarti spans genres from Horror and Erotica all the way to Mystery. She is always seeking beauty in everything around her and brings this approach to her writing. Currently Pavarti is hard at work establishing her Indie Publishing Company Fighting Monkey Press and enthusiastically working with her Author’s Co-op Escapist Press.

Pavarti K Tyler's debut novel Shadow on the Wall is scheduled for release in November 2011. Shadow on the Wall is Book One of The SandStorm Chronicles, the saga of Recai Osman — businessman, philosopher, Muslim and . . . superhero.

You can follow her on
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