The Lords of Discipline

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Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, 2002 - Fiction - 561 pages
967 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
An amazing book with a tightly woven plot! - Goodreads

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User Review  - John Marshall - Goodreads

An amazing book with a tightly woven plot! The characters are strong, and the settings are rich in detail. Aside from these, it is the writing itself that is great. This is the third Conroy that I have read and the best by far. I eagerly await The Great Santini. Read full review

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User Review  - Jo Cunningham - Goodreads

Pat Conroy has, once again, entangled my heart and changed me with his story. The fact that many elements of the story are autobiographical just adds to the emotional impact. I found myself unable to ... 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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