The Lords of Discipline

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Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, 2006 - Fiction - 561 pages
451 Reviews

In this powerful, mesmerizing, and acclaimed bestseller, Pat Conroy sweeps us into the turbulent world of four young men—friends, cadets, and blood brothers—and their days of hazing, heartbreak, pride, betrayal, and, ultimately, humanity. We go deep into the heart of the novel's hero, Will McLean, a rebellious outsider with his own personal code of honor who is battling into manhood the hard way. Immersed in a poignant love affair with a haunting beauty, Will must boldly confront the terrifying injustice of a corrupt institution as he struggles to expose a mysterious group known as “The Ten.”

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Awesome. Great storytelling. - Goodreads
Great story but hard to read. - Goodreads
Great story, wonderful writing. - Goodreads
Brilliant ending to a great book. - Goodreads
The cadets' insults and banter ring especially true. - Goodreads
Written in Conroy's trademark poetic prose. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

A coming of age story by a consummate writer, dealing with betrayal and systemic evil. The setting is the Citadel in Charleston, NC. Read full review

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User Review  - Deri-anne Schniewind - Goodreads

I wept, in a room full of adults, when I was about 13 years old, whilst reading this book. I've read it several times since then, but not in the past 10 years or so. So I can't give a detailed review ... Read full review

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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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