The thickness of the novel might intimidate the suspecting reader like it did for me. For at first I wonder if I would read a Danielle Steele liked novel, and I wouldn’t want to spend my time on doing (not that I hate Steele’s work but romance novels are not my cup of tea). Halfway of Meggie’s life and her unavoidable going, the novel starts to tire me out for some reason. It’s like the story has just starts again and you just have to witness someone again. Though in the end, the conclusion has much to say and the character I thought of hating ends up being one of my favorites. It is that good that it also covers the inevitable world war, the great depression and the coming of technology. For my country to have a great significance and role during those times, I was satisfied to see it printed on the pages.
The Thorn Birds is an enjoyable read and though requires time to finished for its length, the journey itself is very much satisfying.
The novel is adapyed to a a television mini-series broadcast on ABC between March 27 and 30 of 1983.
Opening Sentence: On December 8th, 1915, Meggie Cleary had her fourth birthday.
Last Sentence: Still we do it.