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.