The novel is told through alternating POVs, between the past and present, through Girl and Rose. How are you finding this method of storytelling?
I generally like the ‘alternating viewpoints’ method of storytelling, but so far, this isn’t working so well for me. I think it is because I am not far enough into the story yet, but right now, I’m finding the ‘Girl’ story very interesting, and the ‘Rose’ story a distraction.
Have you noticed any connections between Girl and Rose, beyond the dig site, and the places each are at in their lives?
Again, I’m not far enough into the story to feel a firm connection. Reaching a bit, I can say both are in a stage of life where they are ready to start a new family.
At this stage, do you feel Cameron has done a good job for you in evoking the Neanderthal family of the past, and the characters and dig site of the present?
I am feeling very connected to the Neanderthal story. The events of the hunt feel very plausible. The dig site story also feels real, but I haven’t felt connected to the characters yet.
What has surprised you most in these first chapters?
I can’t say anything has really surprised me yet. I went in with no expectations, and haven’t read far enough to feel surprised about anything. I can’t say I was surprised by the death of Bent, but I was a little saddened by it.
Do you have any questions or observations you would like to share about the reading to the end of chapter 7?
LOL! Not to be repetitive, but I think I need to read a little farther.