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This is a novel relating the harsh conditions a cadet must endure if he is to graduate from a military academy. The story is of one cadet who endures four grueling years at a military academy and ... Read full review

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i hate reading long books, but this was by far one of the best books i have ever read. The plot twist at the end really hit me. love this book!

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I've read this book before (possibly twice), and I'd always thought of it as pretty amazing. A kind of dramatic, "powerful" (like the tricks a good speech-writer uses to rouse the audience) and... there's a symmetry to these long run on sentences he uses to describe his character as a product of/reaction against his parents and the Deep South society he grew up in, how feels it was forged somehow in his four years in The Citadel military academy. I remember it as being funny. Anyway, this time around I found it embarrassingly sentimental and the narrator comes of (unintentionally) as a self-deceptive pussy of sorts - and not that funny after all. Still worth a (once-off) read. I hope 'The Prince of Tides' re-reads better since I remember it as an all-time best. 

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