The Lords of Discipline

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Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, 2002 - Fiction - 561 pages
539 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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I enjoyed that this book moved quickly. I remember being surprised, though, at how pulp-y some of the writing was considering how seriously the book took itself. I frequently encountered foreshadowing ... Read full review

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The Lords of Discipline was a very interesting book. Mrs. Jones, my teacher read most of the book to our class out loud. I really liked her reading it out loud because it helped me understand what was ... 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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