This powerful and breathtaking novel is the story of four cadets who have become bloodbrothers. Together they will encounter the hell of hazing and the rabid, raunchy and dangerously secretive atmosphere of an arrogant and proud military institute. They will experience the violence. The passion. The rage. The friendship. The loyalty. The betrayal. Together, they will brace themselves for the brutal transition to manhood... and one will not survive.
With all the dramatic brilliance he brought to The Great Santini, Pat Conroy sweeps you into the turbulent world of these four friends - and draws you deep into the heart of his rebellious hero, Will McLean, an outsider forging his personal code of honor, who falls in love with a whimsical beauty... and who undergoes a transition more remarkable then he ever imagined possible.
"Gripping, grueling... superb." (Playboy)
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An Excellent Book
The development, the intrigue, the interaction between plebes and officers. All of it.
A good steady voice changing well to suit the different accents and events.
The basketball player. I can't remember his name.
I love Pat Conroy books, they do not dissapoint.
- Chila "I am a retired Child Psychologist who delights in her three grandchildren to whom I passed on the love of reading. They read vociferously."