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The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
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Jul 05, 2011

really liked it


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First time I realized that the Earth puts nature first. If humans came first there would be more climates suitable for us. I was thinking about this because of the VAST difference in climate just in Australia alone. There's really no climate in the world where it's comfortable for humans all year round. I use to think of it as purely our test. To learn to deal with pesty bugs and snakes and weather but I think it's simply God putting them first for once - His beautiful creation. We're tough - we can handle it and adapt - but his plants and animals come first when it comes to climate and weather. (purely my stream of consciousness)
Made me think very philosophically on ancestry and death and love and relationships and endurance and life. History repeats itself! The hells we make for ourselves. Sometimes unescapbable - the sins of the father to fall on the heads of their children. Loved the ending. Amazing.
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Julie I've read this about 5 times and seen the series - I still cry at certain points!!! A real epic.


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