The Boo (Enhanced Edition)
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Bestselling author Pat Conroy’s debut novel—now available as an ebook
A powerful story of a man’s undoing at the hands of his greatest admirer. At the South Carolina military academy the Citadel, amid the tumult of the 1960s, Cadet Peter Cates is an anomaly. He is a gifted writer, a talented basketball player, and a good student, but his outward successes do little to impress his abusive father. Instead, Cates is mentored by Lt. Colonel Courvoisie, an imposing and inspiring man whom the cadets have nicknamed “the Boo.” But when Cates writes a searing letter condemning the school’s meek response to a stabbing on campus, his bond with the Boo will be threatened as both are forced to confront what it means to be a man of honor.
Set against the richly drawn military school backdrop that Conroy would return to in his bestseller The Lords of Discipline, The Boo is an unforgettable story of duty, loyalty, and standing up for what is right in the face of overwhelming circumstances.
This ebook contains an illustrated biography with rare and never-before-seen images from the author's personal collection, as well as original videos created especially for this publication.
“God preserve Pat Conroy.” —The Boston Globe
“Reading Pat Conroy is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel.” —The Houston Chronicle
Pat Conroy is the New York Times bestselling author of two memoirs and seven novels, including The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, and The Lords of Discipline. Born the eldest of seven children in a rigidly disciplined military household, he attended the Citadel, the military college of South Carolina. He briefly became a schoolteacher (which he chronicled in his memoir The Water Is Wide) before publishing his first novel, The Boo. Conroy lives on Fripp Island, South Carolina.
Terrible book! Don't waste your money. By far Conroy's worst effort.
Pat is typically an excellent author. This book is incoherently written and extremely overpriced. I understand this was his first book, but when you rerelease as an enhanced edition, the expectation is that it should at least be readable. I have never written a bad review and feel terrible writing this one, but I truly feel cheated.