This is my second Dollar Tree Book of the Week (see my earlier post for details). I'm still reeling that I found something written by Pat Conroy at the DT. What a find! Pat Conroy is one of my favorite writers.
Here's what I brought home -- The Great Santini by Pat Conroy, in paperback:
Maybe you recognize it from the movie version. This 1976 novel was made into a movie with Robert Duvall in the title role, 1979's "The Great Santini." It also starred Michael O'Keefe and Blythe Danner -- but Duvall really made that film IMHO.
It was a good movie. Critics loved it (94% at Rotten Tomatoes), but for me the book was so much better. Maybe it was because I knew before I started reading it long ago that it was based on Pat Conroy's difficult childhood and that Santini, in many ways, was his abusive dad.
And I got this paperback, crisp and clean, for a buck at the Dollar Tree. What a treasure!!!!!