This is the first Conroy book I have experienced, but certainly not the last. His style and creative use of language held me captive for the entire book. It is easy to see that his treatment by his father has left lasting marks on his being, but also helped him to become the writer he is. I would recommend this book to anyone wishing to experience the life of a young man growing up. It's not just about basketball.
Even if you're like me and don't particularlly like basketball, you'll be caught up in this engaging view into Pat Conroy's life. Brilliantly read by Chuck Montgomery.
This book is something everyone can relate. We have all had these feelings at one point or another, Conroy manages to verbalize them so well. It is a wonderful story of an athlete's struggle with its quality amplified due to the fact it is a true story.