Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough


After Reading Gone with Wind , I wanted to read some Classic and came across The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough 

The Book is about Meggie Cleary and Ralph di Brisscart. Meggie Cleary is the only girl in a Cleary family dominated by men. When Meggie is 10 the Cleary's move to Austrailia from New Zealand for a great job opportunity. At this time Meggie meets Ralph di Brisscart - a priest. Their love for one another at first seems quiet harmless as she is 10 and he is 28 but as she turns into a women and doesn't understand why she can't have Ralph to herself as her husband their love for one another is tested by distance, time apart, and decisions that they each make in their lives.

Set in the back drop of the Austrailian outback, TTB covers a 25 year time span and 3 generations of Cleary's. The book touches on important world events such as, WWI and WWII in the back drop at points. And also delves into two important issues: religion (and it's roles in society)and philosophy, beliefs, morals (and their role combined with religion in society.)

Once I started to read it I couldn't do anything in my life but to keep reading untill I finish it
you laugh, you cry, you feel bad and you feel happy you feel like you became a part of the story living every single details.what a book !! I would say it was a MUST read.(less)