Definitely would not read any non-fiction from Pat Conroy again.
Pat Conroy comes off as an insufferable, chauvinistic, narcissist. I found his fiction (Prince of Tides, Great Santini, South of Broad, Lords of Discipline) entertaining but this book was awful. I couldn't finish it--only got halfway through--it was too boring.
The premise of the novel is interesting, though a little creepy. The writing did not measure up.
Apparently the author is a screenwriter and the book reads like a bad made-for-TV movie. The writing was overly descriptive, pointing out the obvious and left nothing up to the imagination. Every trite thriller device was used here, e.g. the cable guy is the hired gun, etc.
Performance was a little stiff but was probably tainted a little by the awful writing
I could barely get through this book. I was really disappointed given the high ratings. The book dragged in parts. The characters are completely flat. Most of the plot details are totally unrealistic/not at all believable. The ending was totally predictable.
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