The Prince of Tides
Filled with the vanishing beauty of th ...more
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And that's also why I loved them. In one moment they felt so betrayed, so dishonored by blood and by love. ...more
If you've seen the movie, you already know this is an unforgettable and disturbing story set in both the South Carolina low country and New York City about an extremely dysfunctional family with abusive father Henry and complacent mother Lila whose children are traumatized by their treatment during childhood.......but while Henry's bruta...more
I am pertinaciously confident that that day will never come.
Most of the momentous events of the story require the reader to accept the most unbelievable things (Bengal ...more
This book is SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE MOVIE!!!!
Tragic and humorous. Shocking and touching. Brutal and tender. Honest and delusional. Love, fear, unadulterated hatred and inconceivable forgiveness are all combined in an eloquently written novel.
This has got to be one of the most f*cked up family stories I've ever read/listened to. Right off the bat, that works in the authors favor because I tend to like books that can really shock me. What an insane imagination Pat Conroy has and his writing is pure poetry . I had to stop my audiobook so many times and rewind it just so I could jot down some of his more beautifully crafted metaphors and descripti ...more
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I gave it three stars mostly because of the wrap up of the plot and the ending. It fell flat and was depressing. Although the protagonist Tom represented a complex and thoughtful narrator in the beginning of his tale, I was unhappy with his adult self, the decisions he made, his attitude towards life, and the consequences of his decisions.
At the onset of the story, the author begins b ...more
His books have so many plots it's always interesting to see the film adaptation.
Te only thing that strikes me is how over the top every plot line is. Nothing ordinary ever happened to a Wingo. Or to any of Conroy's characters. ...more
Pat Conroy is a genius. One of the main characters is a poet, and excerpts from her work are brilliant. How many time have you cringed when otherwise talented writers of fiction attempted to include the "poetry" of their characters? No cringing here. if you can, listen to this book on audio, narrated by Frank Muller. Holy crap. He turns a near perfect novel into a masterpiece. I am not exaggerating.
Tom Wingo leaves his Charleston home to go to New York City because his twin sister, Savannah, has tried, yet again, to commit suicide. Savannah has repressed much of her childhood and her psychiatrist, Dr Susan Lowenstein, is hoping that Tom can fill in the gaps in an effort to get to the cause of Savannah’s mental illness/distress. As Tom reluctantly begins to recall their childhood spent in the Low Country of South Carolina, he slowly comes to realize t ...more
"My wound is geography. It is also my anchorage, my port of call."
There is something in this book that grabbed my attention from its very beginning and wouldn't let me go until its last page: A wounded main character seeking to make amends with himself (even if he doesn't know it wh ...more
It's not that the big terrible events in the story aren't terrible. They are. It's the incessant whining in the guise of irritating foreshadowing that makes me give this book 3 stars instead of 4.
"Me and Savannah and Luke were filled with overpowering love for each other watching the majestic blue heron take off into the GD perfect Southern sky that encomp ...more
"O Príncipe das Marés" não é Tom Wingo, a figura central da história. Este homem de meia idade, desempregado e a viver uma crise no seu casamento, ao mesmo tempo que tenta lidar com mais uma tentativa de suicídio da sua irmã gémea, não tem em si mesmo força de carácter par ...more
I lay on his bed, depressed and exhausted as he was saying things that I already know and that he constantly drills into my sober brain; that I have had really bad three years and that I need time to recuperat ...more