The book had me hooked right from the start. The author did a great job of putting his memorable season on paper and covered everything, that keep you coming back for more... I loved it
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.
I was really disappointed by the reading of this book, especially the many mispronunciations of places important in Conroy's past. Every time this narrator said "Bo-fort" (which was MANY), I found myself yelling "Bew-fort" aloud in irritation. That kind of repeated error can be very distracting for someone who is familiar with Conroy and his past.
Overall I really liked the book itself, and would recommend that someone new to Conroy read some of his other books first, for context... Especially Lords of Discipline.