The Great Santini Summary
The bestselling Pat Conroy novel—now available as an ebook
The moving portrait of a son’s struggle to escape the iron fist of his volatile military father
Marine Colonel Bull Meecham commands his home like a soldiers’ barracks. Cold and controlling but also loving, Bull has complicated relationships with each member of his family—in particular, his eldest son, Ben. Though he desperately seeks his father’s approval, Ben is determined to break out from the Colonel’s shadow. With guidance from teachers at his new school, he strives to find the courage to stand up to his father once and for all.
Inspired by Conroy’s own relationship with his father, The Great Santini is a captivating and unflinching portrayal of modern family life and a moving story of a son becoming a man.
This enhanced ebook edition includes four documentary-style original videos. These videos illuminate the autobiographical origins of the title character in this novel; how Conroy’s mother inspired his love of reading and writing; Conroy’s role as the protector of his mother and siblings while growing up in an abusive household; and Conroy’s loving relationship with his wife, Cassandra.
“Robust and vivid . . . full of feeling.” —Newsday
“God preserve Pat Conroy.” —The Boston Globe
Pat Conroy is the New York Times bestselling author of two memoirs and seven novels, including The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, and The Lords of Discipline. Born the eldest of seven children in a rigidly disciplined military household, he attended the Citadel, the military college of South Carolina. He briefly became a schoolteacher (which he chronicled in his memoir The Water Is Wide) before publishing his first novel, The Boo. Conroy lives in Beaufort, South Carolina.
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Pat Conroy was added to my favorite authors list, after reading The Great Santini.
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Ik wilde The Great Santini lezen, een heel interessant boek.
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Never underestimate The Great Santini, I could not put this book down. You must read this!.
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Just Got it, can’t wait to read this book soon!
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Basically, I loved this book. I give the book 5/5 Stars, and this one is getting added to my All-Time Favorites list!
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Pat Conroy è un grande scrittore, dovresti leggere questo.
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Before I read The Great Santini, I had read some reviews which had me wondering if this one would be something I'd like, reviews from people whose opinions I trust. It's True, so The Great Santini stayed on my "TBR Someday".
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When I started this book, I wasn't so sure how much I would enjoy it. but reading from Pat Conroy's point of view was so refreshing.
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Ein Buchliebhaber wäre daran interessiert, dies zu lesen.
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Thank you to Pat Conroy for my honest thoughts.
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Just downloaded this book! Many thanks
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Pat Conroy хороший автор, вы не можете пропустить это чтение.
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Pat Conroy es uno de los mejores autores nacidos. The Great Santini es un libro interesante.
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le livre que j'ai toujours attendu, je peux enfin le lire maintenant. merci.
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how to download this ebook???
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