Southern gothic, with picturesque writing, and great narration ... vaguely remembered movie as a romance, but much more than that...full of southern eccentrics, gothis tragedy, severely dysfunctional family dynamics, and the bonds between siblings who survived their childhoods together, and became damaged adults tied tightly to one another, and ultimately their parents, by their love
Author paint beautiful word picture but they become quite tedious due to the vast length of this book. First time ever that I will say, "I prefer the movie."
This was my first book by Pat Conroy. It will not be the last. This was a great book to listen to. I look forward to more like it.
The story line was very interesting. Didn't want to stop for anything.
I loved the natural way the story is told... So conversational and easy to listen to. There were many details and events that were expertly woven together going back and forth in time that a lesser writer would have produced a confusing tale, but that was not the case with this work. Flawlessly read, I was engrossed in the lives of the characters. A must listen and/or read!
Savannah. Most depth and troubled.
Many and this is another example of his excellent craft.
No. This is one of a few novels I would recommend for abridgement.
Beautifully written but he story doesn't support its length.