Am slogging (Artemis@BC's highly accurate term) through Land of Painted Caves. This is like Shelters of Stone, except 3 times as boring. I read half of Part I and skipped the rest of it, along with Part II. Things have vaguely started to pick up in Part III... although so far the amazon.com reviews have been far more entertaining.
What a crappy end to a series that started off so well. I still love to reread Clan of the Cave Bear and Valley of Horses, when every character - even the ones that we didn't hear much about, like within the Mamutoi group - had their own personality. Now it's just let's-meet-all-these-random-people-from-the-Zelandoni! And more random people! MORE RANDOM PEOPLE! If you want people to care about your characters, don't invent 203948293048239 of them.