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An Indecent Obsession Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 1982

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"A master storyteller" -- -- Los Angeles Times

"Haunting, touching...A first-rate novel" -- -- Cleveland Plain Dealer

"McCullough is terrific...Her characters quiver with life" -- -- The New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Colleen McCullough's name is synonymouswith bestselling fiction. She is the author of nineextraordinary novels: TIM, AN INDECENT OBSESSION,A CREED FOR THE THIRD MILLENNIUM,THE LADIES OF MISSALONGHI, THE FIRST MAN IN ROME,THE GRASS CROWN, FORTUNE'S FAVORITES,CAESAR'S WOMEN, and the acclaimed Internationalphenomenon, THE THORN BIRDS.

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Avon; 1st edition (October 1, 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380603764
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380603763
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,807,839 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
McCullough's best. In the genre, you couldn't ask for a better read, especially if you're fascinated by complex personalities and what makes people tick. Having read it years ago, I still remember the vivid characters. Volatile, unpredictable people (including a honey of a villain) are trapped in an enclosed environment, packed with intense emotions. The ending packs a wollop. A good, page-turning entertainment.
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This is her best book by far! I read it 15 years ago and have always wanted to do so again. Took it to the beach this summer. Even after all this time, I could still recall nuances of characters, they are so well defined. Remembered that obsession to duty was indecent to the rest of self .Also, that the ending was incredibly sad, but faithful to the theme.
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This is a bit off from my normal reading but I first read this book about 20 years ago while on leave from the Army I couldn't put it down. I found it at my girlfriends house and when I went home I found my mothers copy and sat there and read it to the end in one sitting. A great book and a well told story and I loved it but don't ask me why as I just don't know! It was made into a half decent movie not long ago as well.
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I loved this book! It is essentially the story of a doomed love affair set in the dying days of World War Two in a soon to be evacuated army hospital. It is a book filled with raw emotions and the pain of unrequited love - I am still thinking about the ending well over a month since I finished it. If you want a quick, easy light read, this is not for you. If you want to read a well-written love story with a difference, pick this book up.
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By DC2Kids on September 19, 2015
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The first book I've read of Colleen McCullough. I couldn't put it down! Written so long ago, about a time even longer ago, yet the issues are still so relevant today. I laughed, I cried, I felt the pain and anguish of Sister Langtry. I hoped for a happy ending, but instead cried some more. Great book by a new favorite author. Can't wait to read more McCullough!
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I have rediscovered Colleen McCullough, am absolutely loving her writings. Have read most of her books in years gone by and had forgotten how much I loved them then. Recommend this one, its a good read.
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I have enjoyed the books that I have read written by this author, they are always well written and informative, this this one I did not enjoy, and gave up about two thirds of the way through the book. I know it was a sad, hard time to live through, but found the constant description of the characters a lot to go through.
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To begin with it takes a bit to get into, but once the characters are defined the story begins to make sense and you begin to feel what it must be like to be 'Sis'. The ending is a shock and what is least expected of Sis. This is a bit like The Thorn Birds, in that is contains forbidden love.
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