Book Reviews of Goat : A Memoir

Goat : A Memoir
Goat A Memoir
Author: Brad Land
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ISBN-13: 9780812969689
ISBN-10: 0812969685
Publication Date: 3/1/2005
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Goat is a memoir that reads like briskly paced fiction. The first part tells of a brutal assault on the author that forever changes the dynamics of his family. In the second portion, Land joins his brother at Clemson University, and pledges to the same fraternity. The violence and humiliation he faces during hazing rituals force he and his brother to come to terms with the incident in his past.

Goat tells a shocking and terrifying story, even more so because it is true.
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Helpful Score: 1
A very powerful memoir that grabs you with stark and intense language. I read this straight through in one afternoon; could not put it down once I started it. Almost poetic in style and parts were very dark and disturbing, but riveting the entire way through. One of the best I've read this year.
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A very emotional and startling memoir about a young man's experience in a fraternity.
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Stream-of-consciousness type memoir of a young man's experience after surviving a brutal assault.
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I really liked this, a very short memoir. I like his writing and hope to hear more from him soon!
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Riveting and brutal.
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I got so involved in this book I read it in one night. I loved his writing style and found this memoir to be very compelling. Highly recommend.
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First be aware that this book is not about "goats" It is about hazing at a fraternity at Clemson University. I have a friend who is an officer in "The New England Goat Assoc." or something of that nature and I try to send on to her books and articles about goats.Only the last few pages touch, in a disgusting manner, on their ritual with goats.

If you are interested in how older college students degrade younger ones, this book may be for you.It may also deter some friends, parents of college students to stay away from fraternities. There are many better sources of social life on campus. This book is TRASH!
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Remarkable true story.
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Interesting book. Some parts were a little slow but I still enjoyed it.