THE DEATH OF SANTINI : THE STORY OF A FATHER AND HIS SON
by Pat Conroy
read Pat Conroy's previous book "My Reading Life," which I loved, I
couldn't wait to read "The Death of Santini." The way he puts his
verbiage together, is marvelous. Alas, that didn't happen to me with
this book. It started out well enough and kept me interested, although
it was very hard reading about the brutality that Pat's father doled
out, unceasingly, to his family. I only reached page 132 when I decided
that I could no longer stand reading the thing. By that time, he is
writing about his mother's mother (known as Stanny) and it just goes on
and on and on and I no longer cared. He also drops a million names all
over the place which drives me nuts.
I guess if you're a die-hard fan of Conroy's, you would enjoy this book, but I'm not.