25/07/2000

Mystical Paths

This novel is fifth in the Starbridge series by Susan Howatch.

The story follows the young adulthood of Nick Darrow in the 1960s. He is an independent - and often confused - young man who is about to be ordained as an Anglican minister.

Like the others in the series, it's a book full of realistic people having problems in relationships, set in the 20th century's most permissive era, with a background of promiscuity and experimentation with drugs.

Powerful emotions run high, as unhealthy parent-child relationships are explored and finally healed. Highly recommended.

Best read after the previous four in the series: Glittering Images, Glamorous Powers, Ultimate Prizes and Scandalous Risks.

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