Anyone FAN of Pat Conroy the Southern Writer from South Carolina?Anyone FAN of Pat Conroy the Southern Writer from South Carolina ? Pedro #questionnaire
I have the prince of tides out from the library! Haven’t started it yet but my one friend loves him.
I read Beach Music and loved it!
Great author. Read Beach Music as it it fabulous/ I have recommended Beach Music to both men and women and everyone loved it. I think it is as good as The Thorn Birds, Gone With the Wind, to name a few.
I loved The Great Santini and The Lords of Discipline.
Loved his writing! Have read every book he wrote!
I have read his entire collection. I love each one of them!!!
What book do you recommend starting with? I read and loved all of Anne Rivers Siddons books and have heard that he is a similar author.
Beach Music is one of my all-time favorites.
He was my #1 favorite
He’s still my favorite one, unforgettable he passed away …
The Prince of Tides is my FAVORITE book. ??????????????????
This was the very first book, since this story I became a fan of Pat Conroy. Actually I’m reading again his last book named “The Death of Santini” ….
Me!!! He is one of my favorite authors…Beach Music and Prince of Tides are my favorites, but they are alllll good.?
He’s one of my absolute favorite authors.
I love the way he write… He can hypnotize me with his exquisite vocabulary… I must confess that I never get tire to read any of his ? books.
So far I’d never read another writer who describe the south the way he does. He’s capable to make feel the reader that belong to this place. It’s magical!!!
@Pedro Yes – his love of language, his settings and descriptive ability. He writes with mind pictures. A visual author.
@Lee Oh yes few writer have the ability to transport the readers to another dimension or different places out of our mind.
Prince of Tides, The Water Is Wide, My Reading Life are 3 of my favorite books!
I liked “Beach Music” and “The Prince of Tides,” although they are both incredibly sad. I also liked his autobiography “My Losing Season” about playing basketball at The Citadel and dealing with a physically abusive father. His father was no doubt a basis for many of his characters.
His Father always had a terrible remarkable influence in Pat Conroy’s life… Each obscure or bad character scene or dramatic story is related about his own father ….
I believe that he wrote a lot about his father trying exorcise his own demons and in some way trying to heal so many scars from his mind and soul…
“I’ve been writing the story of my own life for over forty years. My own stormy autobiography has been my theme, my dilemma, my obsession, and the fly-by-night dread I bring to the art of fiction. Through the years, I’ve met many writers who tell me with great pride that they “consider autobiographical fiction as occupying a lower house in the literary canon.”
From the named book
“The Death of Santini”
The Great Santini is a favourite of mine.
It’s a good one. This book was a huge susses and also was terrible scandal to his entire family …
The book made me cry and laugh long and loudly. The movie was quite good. I am a very big Robert Duvall fan. Who else could have been Boo Radley??
@Tracy I believe that Robert Duvall was nominated as Best Actor from the Academy Awards “The Oscar” in 1981 for “The Great Santini” .-
You are correct Pedro. And of course his incredible acting in The Godfather. Not my favourite movie(the violence OUCH).
The Prince of Tides, The Water is Wide, Beach Music.
Prince of Tides loved it.
THE WATER IS WIDE is one of my favorites. I live in South Carolina so Pat Conroy’s books are well liked here. He was such an interesting character.
His Beach Music is a favorite of mine.
What is better than books, animals, tea, custard slices, PBS and Sheldon Lee Cooper??
@Pedro, is it not very early morning in beautiful Italy?
Yes certainly it’s Tracy !
Are you having trouble sleeping? Not reading a good book?
I do understand waking in the night, however I must a book in hand.
@Tracy same here !
I love the smell of new and old books, there are my comfort and joy.
Did you know that Pat Conroy lived in Rome from the beginning of the 80’s. Living in Rome, Italy after his first divorce inspired him to write “Beach Music”
Yes I did!! My grandfather was born in Lucca.
@Tracy Indeed !!!
And you are also a fan of Sheldon Lee Cooper?
Tracy Terrani Yes, certainly from the TV show “The Big Bang Theory”….BAZINGA !!!!
Nicholas Spark is also southern and a very good writer too.
@Pedro do you know who Sheldon Lee Cooper is?
Hum… Nicholas Spark, I have heard of him, haven’t read anything written by him. Now I shall.
@Tracy Yes , of course I know who is Sheldon Cooper he’s a guy nerd/ or Asperger Syndrome Who lead a bunch of nerds from “the Big Bang Theory “
@Tracy may Suggest you to read “The Notebook”, “The Best of Me”, “A Walk to remember”, “A
Night in Rhondante” “The Guardian” all of them are really good, you won’t regret!
@Pedro Oh I have read The Notebook”. Have you read The Bridges of Madison County, Rebecca, Gone with the Wind?
@Pedro Who ever thought scientist couldn’t be ravishing?? I swoon…
@Tracy I’d read all of them; Certainly I did it ! Margaret Michel was who wrote Gone with the Wind was a remarkable writer. She won the Putlizer. Unfortunately she passed away in a car accident. She barely could wrote this named masterpiece!
@Pedro Miss Mitchell wrote that one book that is still read and talked about today!!! Daphne du Maurier, “Last night I dreamt of going to Manderley again”. Does that not give you the chills(in a good way)??
@Tracy Yes , of course!
Robert James Waller wrote “Bridges over Madison County” and he also wrote the music score from Clint Eastwood movie & Meryl Streep in the leading roll of the movie …
@Pedro I always cry when I think of Boo Radley, he was so lonely and sad before Scout and Jem came into his life. I also cry whenever I watch “Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer”. How terrible to be made to feel less that normal. Humanity can make the world a cruel cold place,
@Tracy I love the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It’s one of my fave!!!
@Pedro I wish we could converse about books face to face!!
Don’t feel less than normal. You might be a very sensitive person. Yes the world can be a cold place and cruel at the same times. Nothing’s perfect in our own planet.
@Tracy Sure why not ?
I’ll be so please and delighted to chat with you about books or anything else ?!!!
@Pedro I lead a very solitary life, however I have a lovely Mumma, two beautiful cats and a wonderful dog, over 3000 books, my health. What more could I want??
It’s was so nice to know you /meet you on this web page Tracy Terrani. The pleasure’s mine !
@Pedro I should be pleasantly pleased to converse with you also!!! And of course un caffe,yes??
Yes, I have read most of his books and have enjoyed the most recent ones about books.
My Losing Season is one of my favorites.
Have read all may he RIP.
Yes, passed away from Pancreatic Cancer in March the 4th 2016 …I feel so bad that I couldn’t know him face to face and shake his hand …
I still miss his writing and waiting for a new book–he was a true southern writer.
Prince of Tides
Lords of Discipline.
One of my all time favorite authors. His words are poetry!
Of course! He’s an icon down here in SC.
I am reading Beach Music right now!
Absolutely, I’ve read all of his books.
Me too !!!
Me, I live in NC.
My hand is raised!
Me! Me! Me! I have read every one of his books, and am starved for more. I realize he’s gone now, but oh, what a wonderful gift of words he had!
No one can replace the Style of Pat Conroy.
I miss him so badly…