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Goat: A Memoir

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Riveting Story

Goat is unique and powerful in that Brad Land is able to honestly assess and address his feelings of being beaten in a savage samaritan-act-turned-wrong, and then, a few years later, revisits the same violence in the form of one of the oldest of all institutions - the f...
Goat is unique and powerful in that Brad Land is able to honestly assess and address his feelings of being beaten in a savage samaritan-act-turned-wrong, and then, a few years later, revisits the same violence in the form of one of the oldest of all institutions - the fraternity. Don't be fooled by bitter fraternity supporters posting on here. This book has already been chosen as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers book. It's already been profiled in GQ. The truth is that it is one of those rare books that addresses (honestly) male-on-male violence. But it's not just the story that makes this book unique. It's Land's ability to tell this story honestly, without fear of judgement. And the relationship between he and his brother Brett, while heartbreaking at times, immerses the reader into their turbulent world. It's an incredible debut by an obviously talented writer. Highly, highly recommended.

posted by Anonymous on February 2, 2004

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Author missed an opportunity

The story started out prety good, but the author missed an opportunity to expand on the event that scarred the protagonist for life. Once he gets off to college, everything starts to drag and I didn't really care about him any longer.

posted by mrgopherguts on March 21, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Oseroshito

    The young ocelot stares at the people. "What are they doing here?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2004

    Fiction or non-fiction

    One of the review's of this book indicates that 'Clemson should not be proud'. I would agree with that statement, only in so much as this book can be accepted as being true. As a former Kappa Sig at Clemson I can think of no such ritualistic hazing during my tenur there. Please be advise that, while interesting reading, this account should in no way be viewed as a true or valid depiction of fraternity life at Clemson or the Clemson experience in general, past or present. Joe Moore Kappa Sigma Clemson Class of 1982

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