Review: Beach Music

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The novel tells of Jack McCall, an American who moves to Rome to escape the trauma and painful memory of his young wife's suicide leap off a bridge in South Carolina. The story takes place in South Carolina and Rome, then reaches back in time to the Vietnam War era and the horrors of the Holocaust. It is a novel that concerns itself with the loss of innocence. It is about the acquisition of ... Read full review

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I read this book over 15 years ago and believe it may be the best book he has written. I have read thousands of books in my lifetime, and would easily rank this in the top 10. His imagery is engaging and transformative. He always tackles the most difficult of subjects and weaves them into a story that shows the true interconnectedness of the multi-generational experience.
Pat Conroy has a way of not judging his characters and being objective in his narrative, which allows the reader to make their own decisions through their own reflection. I would love for someone to do a film adaptation of this, so all the non-readers out there can enjoy his work here...hopefully someday someone will. Thank you, Pat.

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Pat Conroy has to be the best yet at story telling, allowing the reader to visualize it and feel like they are eavesdropping on the conversations of others. Beach Music could very easily be my very favorite book of all time.

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A Beautiful novel! Read full review

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