Pat Conroy RIP…. Low Country Bard

Pat Conroy
BobLee
March05/ 2016

“The Wingos” of Prince Of Tides had me LOLing …. thanks to the troubled genius of Pat Conroy. Prince Of Tides

Southern Dysfunctional families have been a popular fiction genre since the invention of paper and movable type; but no one elevated it to NYT Best-seller lists quite like Pat Conroy.  Pat Conroy was The Grand Master of The Southern Dysfunctional Family novel.

I have “enjoyed” the several I have read… but can’t read them back-to-back.  The dysfuntionality is too intense.

Pat Conroy died Friday from pancreatic cancer.  He was 70.  The South Carolina Low Country lost a literary legend.

I never met Conroy.  I understand he was in a lifelong battle with internal demons ….. the same demons his characters battled in his dozen or so novels.

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http://www.patconroy.com/

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BL,

Conroy’s The Great Santini and The Death of Santini are outstanding stories of the author’s journey through life. You should find time to read them both. It will be time well spent.

Brad in Fuquay

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My Losing Season was not his most popular book but it was my most enjoyable PC read.