The Thorn Birds, Paperback Book
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Sometimes when he didn't know he was being watched Meggie would look at him and try desperately to imprint his face upon her brain's core . . . And he would turn to find her watching him, a look in his eyes of haunted grief, a doomed look.

She understood the implicit message, or thought she did; he must go, back to the Church and his duties.

Never again with the same spirit, perhaps, but more able to serve.

For only those who have slipped and fallen know the vicissitudes of the way . . .


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Oh my word. This book was so unbelievably bad. I guess the problem was I began reading this book with high-flown expectations of it being "Gone With the Wind".Well, it sure went somewhere. Downhill. Fast.It literally made me talk to the characters, and not in a good way.Fiona Cleary: "Lady, you have major issues."Frank Cleary: "You have even more issues than your mother."Meggie Cleary: "Honey, get off that stupid ranch and get a life."And last but not least, Ralph de Bricassart:"Stop whining about your stupid vows of chastity and CONVERT TO PROTESTANTISM ALREADY!!!"Good grief, just about everyone in this d*** book needed to be psychoanalyzed.

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