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5.0 out of 5 stars One of those books you must read before you die, 12 April 2010
This review is from: The Thorn Birds (VMC) (Paperback)
I have put off reading the thorns birds for so long it just sat on my shelf. The first time I tried to read the thorn birds, I felt the description of the land became too much for me to handle, please do not be put off by this as the plot is a quick moving one. The second time I tried to read it and it was so enjoyable and in 5 days finished it. Don't be fooled by the 573 pages. It is a very long book, but it was amazing. This is a family saga and not just about meggie and ralph, you get to here of her brothers, parents, foolish husband Luke and her aunt (who I loved hating in the novel); it is a wonderfully moving story of love, loss, land and most importantly pride. The best part I loved about the novel is the way priests were portrayed, they were shown that priests were man first, then priest therefore they will fall to the temptations of the flesh. Most books would have portrayed priests to be "holier than thou" but in The Thorn Birds, they are shown to be human who are tempted but try as hard as possible to get back on the wagon when they fall into temptation. It is a beautiful book and I recommend it to all.
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