The Lords of Discipline

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Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, 2002 - Fiction - 561 pages
506 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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Great story, wonderful writing. - Goodreads
Great story but hard to read. - Goodreads
Brilliant ending to a great book. - Goodreads
An amazing book with a tightly woven plot! - Goodreads
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Written in Conroy's trademark poetic prose. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Drew Hagenhoff - Goodreads

An excellent read in parts; a bit dull in others. The pleeb system did remind me a bit of boot camp so there was some attachment through nostalgia. However, despite the author's fantastic writing style, I just never had that "can't put it down" feeling. Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

First book I have read by this author and I loved it. The subject matter is difficult but the suspense of the secret society within the military institute keeps you committed. I will definitely take on more Conroy novels. His writing is brilliant! Read full review

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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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