>I thought the first Pat Conroy book was pretty good. After that, it felt like he was telling the same story over and over again. Dysfunctional family, abusive father. Okay, we get it. Make something up now, please. Move on!
I don’t think he’s moved on. Here’s an announcement of his new book that was just sold to a publisher:
Pat Conroy’s THE DEATH OF SANTINI, about his often abusive and complicated father’s final days, and Pat’s coming to terms with him (a Marine fighter pilot who inspired the novel The Great Santini, remembered by many for Robert Duvall’s Oscar-nominated film portrayal of him), to Steve Rubin and Nan Talese at Doubleday, in a major deal, for seven figures, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world).
I’m going to pass on this one.