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Again the social commentary..,
This review is from: Humans (Neanderthal Parallax) (Mass Market Paperback)
Again the social commentary of the book, like in Hominids, judges homo sapiens to be unenlightened, especially males. The Neanderthal society is idealized. An example:
"..letting women labor - funny how that word had a double meaning for females, Mary thought - in an environment free of men and their egos."
"..she was beginning to think just about anything was possible - especially if there were no men around."
The majority of this second book in the series revolves around the love relationship of Ponter (Neanderthal) and Mary (sapien), and the interesting parts about science and society are glossed over except when used to point out how inferior our sapien lives are.
Despite all this, I'm enjoying the series, and have hopes for the final book, Hybrids, which I just cracked open.