The Great Santini

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Dial PressTrade Paperbacks, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 471 pages
379 Reviews

Step into the powerhouse life of Bull Meecham. He's all Marine--fighter pilot, king of the clouds, and absolute ruler of his family. Lillian is his wife--beautiful, southern-bred, with a core of velvet steel. Without her cool head, her kids would be in real trouble. Ben is the oldest, a born athlete whose best never satisfies the big man. Ben's got to stand up, even fight back, against a father who doesn't give in--not to his men, not to his wife, and certainly not to his son. Bull Meecham is undoubtedly Pat Conroy's most explosive character--a man you should hate, but a man you will love.

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Great characters, great plot, wonderful storytelling! - Goodreads
Great read with a teary ending. - Goodreads
I love Pat Conroy's writing style. - Goodreads
Character development=amazing. - Goodreads
What a great writer! - Goodreads
The vivid imagery of the south is beautifully written. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Beth Bedee - Goodreads

I can't believe I haven't read this Pat Conroy novel until now. Every time I read one of his books, it becomes my new favorite. I listened to the audiobook and the narrator was tremendous. My favorite ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Pat Conroy is the bestselling author of The Water is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, and My Losing Season. He lives in Fripp Island, South Carolina.

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