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User Review  - christinejoseph - LibraryThing

quirky set of friends in Southern town Jack McCall, widower daughter living in Rome — searches his haunting past alcoholism, depression, etc. Read full review

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User Review  - VashonJim - LibraryThing

I just can't get enough of Pat Conroy. This tale plays out over two continents, and as is always the case with Conroy, features a cast of Southern characters that are truly unique. What a story. Read full review

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

A truly brilliant novel -- rich in character, rich in mood. Jack and his daughter Leah were at the center, but his dysfunctional family and his group of mostly dysfunctional friends helped weave the ... Read full review

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User Review  - MAGJohnson - LibraryThing

This is my favorite of Pat Conroy. I have read it more than once and have favorite sections like the release of the newly hatched turtles and the boys in the boat who get lost at sea. This book also reviews the holocaust and brings its influence into modern day. Read full review

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User Review  - Becky221 - LibraryThing

(Read in 2011.) This was a disappointing read considering how much I liked Prince of Tides. It seemed disjointed and unbelievable. There was too much going on -- suicide, holocaust, terrorist attack, mother dying. I had to force myself to finish because it was a book club pick. Read full review

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User Review  - khiemstra631 - LibraryThing

One of the classics in Conroy's body of works, this book has its memorable moments. The book basically chronicles the life, thus far, of Jack McCall whose wife, Shyla, killed herself by jumping off a ... Read full review

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User Review  - kblinn - LibraryThing

One of the classics in Conroy's body of works, this book has its memorable moments. The book basically chronicles the life, thus far, of Jack McCall whose wife, Shyla, killed herself by jumping off a ... 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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User Review  - Mitchell_Bergeson_Jr - LibraryThing

A Beautiful novel! Read full review


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