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The Thorn Birds Mass Market Paperback – 1978
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Spanning three generations and an infinite range of human emotions, The Thor Birds is the story of a singular family, the Clearys, who leave New Zealand to live on a vast Australian sheep station, where their triumphs and tragedies are interwoven with the wonder and terror of a land ravaged by cycles of drought, fire, and torential flood. But most of all, it is the story of Meggie, who falls madly in love with a man she can never marry, and of Ralph, a truly beautiful man, whose ambition takes hm from Outback parish priest to the inner circles of the Vatican-but whose love for Meggie Cleary will lead to a passion he cannot control. The novel begins in 1915 and ends more than half a century later, when the only survivor of the third generation, Justine, a brillant London actress, sets a course of life and love halfway around the world from her roots.
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I have fond memories of the mini series watching with my mom... there were parts of it I didn't get to watch but I digress
I have read and reread this book many times, and each time I still find myself getting captured by it. I know how it starts and ends and all the juicy middle parts, but Colleen McCullough just wrote the words that made you want to read the next line, then the next chapter , while you yelled, cried, and literally wanted to go to Australia yourself to see where it was all taking place......
in my opinion although this was considered a forbidden love... I consider it a love story that stands the test time and of generations ...
For me the Thorn Birds will be a classic I keep in my collection
I would thoroughly recommend this book - it was an enduring love story that enchanted me. Note to self - read more Colleen McCullough books!
30 years later, my book club buddies insisted we read it again, and I did with great reluctance. Nothing much changed except that I have grown to enjoy the style of writing, the description of Australian ranch life and the landscape. Hence the extra star.
One of my favourite quotes is from Mary: "Well, Father de Bricassart, let me tell you something. Inside this stupid body I’m still young—I still feel, I still want, I still dream, I still kick up my heels and chafe at restrictions like my body. Old age is the bitterest vengeance our vengeful God inflicts upon us. Why doesn’t He age our minds as well?”