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Sat Mar 5, 2016, 12:45 AM

Pat Conroy has passed.

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20160304/PC16/160309613/1180&source%3DRSS

Goodnight sweet Prince of Tides...
RIP...

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Reply Pat Conroy has passed. (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Mar 2016 OP
Logical Mar 2016 #1
RufusTFirefly Mar 2016 #4
babylonsister Mar 2016 #7
Logical Mar 2016 #10
SCantiGOP Mar 2016 #13
RufusTFirefly Mar 2016 #15
pamela Mar 2016 #18
kwassa Mar 2016 #6
Logical Mar 2016 #8
yardwork Mar 2016 #28
Recursion Mar 2016 #2
Are_grits_groceries Mar 2016 #5
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2016 #3
redstateblues Mar 2016 #9
pamela Mar 2016 #11
Doctor_J Mar 2016 #12
SCantiGOP Mar 2016 #14
shenmue Mar 2016 #16
Zorra Mar 2016 #17
tularetom Mar 2016 #19
oldandhappy Mar 2016 #20
dchill Mar 2016 #21
Doctor_J Mar 2016 #22
SCantiGOP Mar 2016 #26
bigwillq Mar 2016 #23
brer cat Mar 2016 #24
SCantiGOP Mar 2016 #25
brer cat Mar 2016 #29
SCantiGOP Mar 2016 #30
DinahMoeHum Mar 2016 #27

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Response to Logical (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 12:56 AM

4. Glad you like it, but Conroy didn't write it.

That was John Irving.

Pat Conroy's best known books are The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides.

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Response to RufusTFirefly (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 12:58 AM

7. Yes

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Response to RufusTFirefly (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 12:59 AM

10. Yep, I am an idiot! :-)

 

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Response to RufusTFirefly (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 01:03 AM

13. Beach Music

Will be his masterpiece.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 01:07 AM

15. Haven't read that. Did read "The Water is Wide" (aka "Conrack") though

(Along with the aforementioned titles.)

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 01:15 AM

18. I loved Beach Music

South of Broad was good, too.

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Response to Logical (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 12:57 AM

6. That is John Irving, not Pat Conroy.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 12:58 AM

8. Wow, am I stupid! nt

 

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Response to Logical (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 11:07 AM

28. It's ok. Simple mistake.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 12:53 AM

2. I loved the Great Santini

RIP

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Response to Recursion (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 12:57 AM

5. That was my favorite too. Nt

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 12:54 AM

3. Damn......

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 12:59 AM

9. Prince of Tides

One of the best books I have ever read. RIP

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 01:00 AM

11. Oh no.

I actually gasped when I read that. He's one of my favorite authors. I follow him on Goodreads and get emails from him. That's just really, really sad news.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 01:02 AM

12. Lords of discipline

 

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #12)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 01:05 AM

14. Maybe my personal favorite

Have lived in SC my while life, and The Citadel is a big presence in this state.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 01:12 AM

16. 'The Lords of Discipline' is one of the best novels by an American ever



I read it in high school. Now I'm going to cry.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 01:12 AM

17. Oh, no! Ouch.

The Prince of Tides is one of the best novels ever. I loved when Savannah, Luke and Tom saved Snowball the white dolphin so much. I've read the book 5 times, and read all his novels.

Pat Conroy was a master, one of the great novelists of the 20th century.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 01:25 AM

19. That's too bad

His earlier books were some of the best stuff I have ever read.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 02:23 AM

20. Thank you for the post. Did not know.

Enjoyed his books.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 03:07 AM

21. RIP to a great writer.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 09:13 AM

22. I like when writers set their stories where they're from

 

You get a feel for south Carolina from reading Conroy. Same with dave Barry and Miami, Larry mcmurtry and Texas, Sarah paretsky and Chicago, and so on.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #22)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 10:45 AM

26. McMurtry is great

I think I've read everything he wrote, but the 3 Lonesome Dove novels are great literature.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 09:19 AM

23. RIP

 

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 09:20 AM

24. “I always thanked Dad

for giving me such intense pain as a child,” Mr. Conroy told The Washington Post in 1992, “so I could write about it the rest of my life.”

I thought he was courageous to face his demons and bring them to life on the pages of his works. He eventually reconciled with his father, which I hope gave him peace.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #24)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 10:36 AM

25. And he reconciled with the Citadel

(Which I had mixed feelings about) and overcame alcoholism but the cancer got him quickly.
I knew one of his brothers, Tom, well. He had some pretty significant substance abuse and mental problems. He worked as a server at a restaurant/bar in Columbia for years and took his own life when he was only 33.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #25)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 11:26 AM

29. I didn't know that about his brother.

I'm not sure anyone could have come out of that abusive childhood undamaged.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #29)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 01:22 PM

30. Tom had problems

A lot of them were self-induced by substance abuse, but you could also tell he had some mental/emotional problems.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 11:05 AM

27. A tribute from Jimmy Buffett. . .

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