- Paperback: 592 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group; New Ed edition (2 August 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1844084477
- ISBN-13: 978-1844084470
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 3.9 x 19.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
#9,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #665 in Contemporary Fiction (Books)
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ FREE Delivery
+ 99.00 Delivery charge
+ 79.00 Delivery charge
The Thorn Birds (Virago Modern Classics) Paperback – 2 Aug 2007
Audible Audiobook, Abridged
Save Extra with 3 offers
- Cashback (2): Get 10% cashback up to Rs. 100 using Visa Signature or Visa Infinite cards. Shop during the Visa Shopping Days starting 20th to end of every month. Applicable on shopping, recharges and bill payments. Cashback within 3 days from shipment. Here's how
- Get 25% back up to Rs.50 using Amazon Pay UPI. For Android App customers only. Valid once during the offer period. Cashback within 10 days. Set up Amazon Pay UPI Here's how
- No Cost EMI: No Cost EMI available on Amazon Pay ICICI credit cards on orders above Rs. 3000 Here's how
- Bank Offer: Avail 5% Cashback on SBI Credit card EMI transactions Here's how
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
* The Australian answer to GONE WITH THE WIND
* 'One of the biggest-selling, most widely read books in the history of fiction' Observer
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
On humility - “I try to deserve it”
On love - “The feeling of coming home, when she didn’t want to come home any more than she wanted the liability of love.”
On sex - “It’s still something you’ve got to want because of the person. Never because of the act.”; “All that power held dormant, sleeping, only needing the detonation of a touch to trigger a chaos in which mind was subservient to passion, mind’s will extinguished in body’s will.”
On acceptance - “Sometimes things just don’t happen the way you want them to”
On faith - “But belief doesn’t rest on proof of existence. It rests on faith.”
On siblings - “Life wouldn’t be the same if I couldn’t talk to you”
On life - “No man sees himself in a mirror as he really is, nor any woman”
On the whole, Thorn Birds was a revelation of all sorts.
Coming to the story, I felt Frank and Fee's character had a lot of possibility and it had been great if the author has dwelled more on them. But alas.
Whereas Father Ralph never touched me. His passion for Maggie a little child when he first met her was beyond me. I felt rather uneasy to say the least. Maggie however was an innocent soul and I liked her incredibly until she fell for Ralph; which for me was a downer and outright pathetic! :(
Hence I could never relate to their love.
But the story is not only about Maggie and Ralph. It's so much more than just that. It covers a far larger sphere. And it is exquisite!
I liked Justine and Dane. Dane's untimely departure pained me. Not saying anything more else I might give away the story!
The book was rich in language and apart from the over-descriptive sex scenes, it was a cocoon to read. But I felt sad at the ending which many would feel strange but what to do? I feel for Drogheda more than I did for any of the lead characters and it wrenched my heart to see it without a cleary around.
But this is possibly the first book in years that I have come around which have given almost every character some deep limelight and therefore each character leaves a lasting impression in the mind and heart, apart from Ralph of course.
Definitely a worthy read in my opinion!