Now, 25 years after it first took the world by storm, Colleen McCullough's sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback returns to enthrall a new generation. As powerful, moving, and unforgettable as when it originally appeared, it remains a monumental literary achievement—a landmark novel to be read . . . and read again!
Topics: Australia, Family, Farming, Epic, Provocative, Tragic, Adventurous, Romantic, Poignant, Heartfelt, Priests, Catholicism, Forbidden Love, Made into a Movie, Adultery, Sheep, Sex, Coming of Age, Melodramatic, Scandal, and Australian Author
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I adored these wacky Australians and their forbidden love.
The Thorn Birds is a classic epic story spanning several generations of the Cleary family. The novel mostly centers on the life of Meggie, the only girl in a family full of sons, and how her upbringing led to her relationship with Father Ralph de Bricassart. I didn’t think I was going to be as interested in the story as I thought I was, but McCollough’s writing was so simplistic and interesting that it had me turning the pages. The story also took me out of my comfort zone and had me questioning the Catholic religion. I read this with a group of close GoodReads friends and there was some very interesting and eye opening dialogue amongst us. It made the book all the more interesting to me. :-)