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posted on May, 10 2021 @ 09:25 PM
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My internet usage is generally very limited right now, so I’m not currently researching this, but it’s been MANY years that I’ve wanted to find these books. And I’ve searched plenty in the past, with no results.

1. “In The Stone Age” is the approximate title of this book.

It’s a novel about cavemen, how they live.

Date unknown but it might easily be published like 80 years ago, or more. (My dad read it as a young kid, I believe, and he was born 1943. So it could have come out during his young life, or maybe the book even predates him.)

I also read the book myself when I was younger and I loved it.

But I’ve never had any luck searching for it. My dad’s copy is now lost.

Anyone remember a novel like this?

(I think the main characters included cavemen with such names as Ock, and Gog.)



2. Second book: In the late 90’s I believe I saw a book, non-fiction, about a kid who became lost at sea, by himself.

I thought the kid was from Japan but I’ve also never found the book again.

While there are several books of survival at sea, I never saw one about a Japanese kid, or anything similar to that.

I can’t guarantee he was specifically from Japan, so it could have been a different Asian country, maybe.

But it seems very few books of Asian kids who survived, lost at sea.

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Anything ring any bells for anyone?




posted on May, 10 2021 @ 09:39 PM
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a reply to: JamesChessman
Clan of the Cave Bear?



posted on May, 10 2021 @ 10:21 PM
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1. “In The Stone Age” is the approximate title of this book.


Maybe The Cave Boy of the Age of Stone, by Margaret A. Mcintyre?
First published in 1907.

en.wikipedia.org...
www.goodreads.com...



2. Second book: In the late 90’s I believe I saw a book, non-fiction, about a kid who became lost at sea, by himself.


Maybe, The Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

www.goodreads.com...
en.wikipedia.org...



posted on May, 10 2021 @ 10:21 PM
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The wife just worked at a book sale at the library, people are always donating books to them. But the chance of finding a specific book there is not that good, they have a lot of books they go through, they made almost four hundred bucks for the library in about five hours today.

If I had the complete title, I could have her look for it, there might be a one in fifty thousand chance it will someday be in a sale. They throw out over half that is donated, it goes to recycling if the books are too worn or are mildewy.



posted on May, 11 2021 @ 02:17 AM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: JamesChessman
Clan of the Cave Bear?



Thanks but nope.

However it’s the correct idea of the novel that I described: Fiction about cavemen’s life.

However Cave Bear is also a series of books.

Whereas I’m looking for a stand-alone novel.

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(Off-topic but IIRC my mom and sister got into that series, and I actually didn’t like it myself. It seemed a very... womanly perspective (NO offense to anyone), as the books are VERY focused on emphasizing their feelings and socializing lol.

In contrast, my book was more like an action adventure book... )



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posted on May, 11 2021 @ 02:22 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions!



Maybe The Cave Boy of the Age of Stone, by Margaret A. Mcintyre? First published in 1907. en.wikipedia.org... www.goodreads.com...




^Hmmm just might be it!!

I’ll need to look more into that...






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posted on May, 11 2021 @ 02:27 AM
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Maybe, The Life of Pi, by Yann Martel www.goodreads.com... en.wikipedia.org...


Thanks but nope.


Life of Pi is a novel of course, and I thought I saw a non-fiction book (about an Asian kid lost at sea).

But I did read Life of Pi and I enjoyed it.

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I’ve also read a few non-fiction books of survival while lost at sea.

But I think all the authors I’ve read were American and English.

Nothing close to my impression of a true book of a Japanese or Asian kid...



posted on May, 11 2021 @ 02:35 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
The wife just worked at a book sale at the library, people are always donating books to them. But the chance of finding a specific book there is not that good, they have a lot of books they go through, they made almost four hundred bucks for the library in about five hours today.

If I had the complete title, I could have her look for it, there might be a one in fifty thousand chance it will someday be in a sale. They throw out over half that is donated, it goes to recycling if the books are too worn or are mildewy.


^ Thanks, and I do understand.

I haven’t given much specific details lol.


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posted on May, 11 2021 @ 03:05 AM
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Try "The Inheritors", by William Golding (1961).
This is about a remnant clan of Neanderthals strugggling to survive at the end of the Ice Age.
The central character is Lok. The others are Mal, Fa, Ha, Nil, and Liku.

About the lost-at sea book, it might be worth searching a list of winners of the Booker Prize. I'm sure I read a news story about one year's winner having a similar theme.
P.S. In fact I've just done that search, and suggest "Life of Pi", which is about a shipwrecked Tamil boy.
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posted on May, 11 2021 @ 03:23 AM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: JamesChessman
Try "The Inheritors", by William Golding (1961).
This is about a remnant clan of Neanderthals strugggling to survive at the end of the Ice Age.
The central character is Lok. The others are Mal, Fa, Ha, Nil, and Liku.

About the lost-at sea book, it might be worth searching a list of winners of the Booker Prize. I'm sure I read a news story about one year's winner having a similar theme.
P.S. In fact I've just done that search, and suggest "Life of Pi", which is about a shipwrecked Tamil boy.



Thanks, I’ll look at your suggested caveman novel.



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Re: Lost at sea books:

There’s at least a handful of nonfiction books from such survivors.

I’ve read a few such nonfiction books. It’s a fascinating premise for a book.

The most recent one I’ve heard about is “438 Days,” if I got the title right.

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However “Life of Pi” is purely a novel, albeit a good read.



posted on May, 11 2021 @ 06:34 AM
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There's a book I read recently by Scott O'Dell, called "Island Of The Blue Dolphins." It's about a girl that gets stranded on a tiny island for years. But, the girl was an Indian.



posted on May, 11 2021 @ 07:14 AM
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posted on May, 11 2021 @ 07:18 AM
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Before Adam

By Jack London



posted on May, 11 2021 @ 08:27 AM
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This should help you see if it is the one.



posted on May, 11 2021 @ 09:47 AM
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Project Gutenberg has free ebooks
The Cave Boy of the stone age can be found HERE



posted on May, 11 2021 @ 01:45 PM
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Awesome, thank you to everyone who posted suggestions!


I’ll look at each suggestion, and I’ll report back here.

However my web usage is VERY limited right now, so I might take some time before I check each idea.

(My desktop is not working, as my normal way to surf the web. So I only have internet on my phone, and it’s just always unpleasant and unenjoyable, altogether. So I’m definitely not able to use the web like I normally would, lol.)



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