Walking on Sunshine

Colleen McCullough – The Thorn Birds – 2010/032

The Back of the Book: Review only.

NotJustLaura’s Review: I’ve been reading and re-reading this saga since I was in my teens and each re-read always shows me something new.  This time around, I wanted to read it as a Catholic.  I can remember reading the Church-y bits previously with ‘I wish …’ trotting around my mind.  Well, I got my wish and I wanted to see if this changed my reading of the novel.  On this reading, I was very struck by Ralph’s pain.  I’d previously seen him as the perfect Priest he tries to be and content in his choices but now I feel something of his pain.  I don’t know that I can put my new insight down to my Conversion though – maybe it’s more a consequence of ageing.

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