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on 12 August 2013
John is pushed into training for the priesthood by his family with very mixed results. This is a short story and a quick read though it does make the reader stop and think. How far should we fulfil our parent's desires for us? How far is it acceptable to give way to impulse?
I was a little disappointed by this story though I generally find Susan Hill's writing interesting and worthwhile. I think there were too many issues raised in the story which is very short and it doesn't quite work and the characters don't quite come alive.