Book Review of The Great Santini

The Great Santini
The Great Santini
Author: Pat Conroy
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3


Was your dad in the military? Highly disciplined and expected the same from his family? Was he abusive? Away from home much of the time?

And how about your mom: Was she a social climber? Wwollen up with her own importance? Clinging to the past?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, you'll identify with this family. Conroy's usual themes are present, but with his talent, it always seems new again. His writing plops you down into the heart and souls of the Santinis. His deft phrasing, his quirky outlook on things, and his musical prose, elevate a normal, dysfunctional family into the ranks of 'classic' literature.

I've read it 3 times. At my age, and counting all the other books I want to re-read, I figure I'll have time to read it at least twice more. Thumbs up!