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The Thorn Birds

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

The Thorn Birds

This is my all time favorite book and movie. I have watched the movie so many times that I lost track. Everyone should start with the book first because it goes in to more detail.

posted by ambrosegirl60 on May 22, 2011

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4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

The Thorn Birds

I don't get all the rave reviews. Although easy to read and moved along nicely, this book was ok, the characters are not interesting. Too much description with the land and church. I didn't find it very romantic. Easily forgettable.

posted by Jennlvs2read on January 14, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    To Froststorm

    "Fine." Growls the tom who had been trying to get her to come back. Sadness laced his mew. "I'll just go back to camp like all of the other cats. I came all this way to find you. Because i used to look up to you. But not anymore. Not after this." He begins to pad out, but puases. "And if you ever want to find out who I am, go to the leaders den. Read the thing that you posted." He hissed before he left.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Fools Gold

    I really wanted to like this book. After almost 550 pages I couldnt stand to read another word. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! The character developement is wanting the dialouge is unbelievable and the story is depressing. Wish I had put it down after the first chapter because it never gets better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2006

    Terribly boring!

    I was surprised to find this book extremely boring as it came so highly recommended by previous readers who rated it here. Unfortunately once I start a book I have to finish it, so it's too bad that this one is 691 pages long! It got temporarily interesting about 300 pages in when Meggie got married but after about 100 pages it became dull again. I wasn't that interested in her obsession with Ralph. I just couldn't bring myself to like him and see what was so appealing about him. In fact, I didn't really like any of the characters except maybe Meggie, but even she seemed somewhat desperate to me. I also now know way more than I ever need to about the life of priests and the Australian climate and terrain. The author would go on for paragraph after paragraph describing the grass in the Outback...? I love reading family sagas but this one was so boring, skip it and read something by a more current author!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 22, 2011

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