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The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Pat Conroy is, plain and simple, a brilliant author. The Great S

Pat Conroy is, plain and simple, a brilliant author. The Great Santini is one of my favorite films and it is sheer delight to get to known the man who influenced this story. Conroy writes with honesty that jumps off the page. I loved this book and highly recommend it.

posted by coreyblissford on October 29, 2013

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Not his best book

I like Pat Conroy's writing, but I think he "overwrote" in this book. I found the description of his mother's illness especially unpleasant; I am not one who enjoys the most graphic details of an illness. I did finish this book and I don't finish every book I start an...
I like Pat Conroy's writing, but I think he "overwrote" in this book. I found the description of his mother's illness especially unpleasant; I am not one who enjoys the most graphic details of an illness. I did finish this book and I don't finish every book I start and I will continue to read Mr. Conroy's books but I do not recommend this one except to avid fans of the author.

posted by 7577658 on November 24, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    Highest form of navel contemplation

    I am not a big fan of this "my troubles are so much greater than your troubles" genre. About halfway through I grew very tired of the pity party. Yes, poor Pat despite your millions, you are just a poor misunderstood boy. A boy who is serially unfaithful to his wives, sucks apacifier through numerous nervous breakdowns, and wants to communicate this crap to me. Please, curl up in your wet little diaper and wipe your snotty little nose. We all have problems. Being rich and famous does not make yours more interesting. Please tell a story next time and ditch the attempts to explain yourself. I for one, am not buying it.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Not his best book

    I like Pat Conroy's writing, but I think he "overwrote" in this book. I found the description of his mother's illness especially unpleasant; I am not one who enjoys the most graphic details of an illness. I did finish this book and I don't finish every book I start and I will continue to read Mr. Conroy's books but I do not recommend this one except to avid fans of the author.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Sandwing

    Runs to cliff and jumps off of it dying

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Heartbreaking and Beautifully Written

    Pat Conroy's fiction is always poignantly and exquisitely written, so it's no surprise that his autobiography would be equally moving. He leads us on an honest and heartbreaking journey through the tragic circumstances of being the oldest child of a larger-than-life abusive father. This book will haunt me but I will never regret reading it. The Prince of Tides had such an impact on me that it led to my seeking must-needed therapy, so in a way Pat may have saved my life. Not everyone is strong enough to read the beautiful and brutal truth about his life, but no one who reads it will regret it and is a book I know I'll read more than once.

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    Disappointed

    Extremely disappointed. I was expecting a continuation of what I considered one of the best books I have read, "The Great Santini". Never even finished the book. Was nothing but an "I" "me" book. Look at how good a son I was. As close to a waste of printed matter as I ever attempted to stumble through. I know it got lots of good reviews but I am still wondering why and how. Literary, maybe. An interesting story, absolutely not.

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