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Laurey JarosDurango Colorado 81303

Thank you, Pat Conroy, for the many hours you have fed me with your words, plots and subplots. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of your books, and see you as one helluva writer--the gold standard of our times. I look forward to reading your next 3 books and, if we are truly fortunate, the next three after those!


Thu, Oct 15, 2009 12:45 pm 444 Email Remove
Jake RuddleWest Virginia

I fell in love with the lowcountry at a young age despite being raised in Southern Appalachia. After finishing, "The Prince of Tides," I recaptured my passion for both a unique and incomparable land and the power of literary movement on ones soul. The book brought forth new ideas on not only how to live life but on how to embrace it. I now sit, finished with an amazing book, and glance at my bookshelf, excited to begin the next great piece of prose developed by Pat Conroy. I've always claimed that every new book I read is my favorite, but it will greatly surprise me if I ever read a book that has touched me the way, "The Prince of Tides," has. When looking back on great southern writers such as Faulkner and Chopin, Conroy will soon share ranks as a great American literary mind.


Wed, Oct 14, 2009 17:09 pm 443 Email Remove
Lu SadlerBluffton SC

I love how Pat Conroy uses true stories. I remember the story of the porpoise that someone found in the wreckage of their house after Hugo and how they used a door to put it back in the water. I actually clipped that newspaper article and have it to this day. I knew the minute he started writing about Hugo that he would include that story – just as he used the story of the white dolphin, Snowball. It's what makes his writing so real (which in some "South of Broad") cases is pretty scary.


Wed, Oct 14, 2009 10:04 am 442 Email Remove
Heather Bennett

I am astounded by your prose every time I read your books. I was disappointed by the reviews the NYtimes gave. I really thought they would rate this as one of the best books ever written. Your books have very imaginative plots, but that is not the reason why I love your writing so much. I mostly love that at times your writing truly seems like poetry. I read it out loud to my husband and it sounds a hundred times more wonderful than it did in my head. Thanks for taking the time to writing quality books, rather than making tons of money to write 2 books a year. Please don't stop. I will gladly wait another 6 years for your magic.


Tue, Oct 13, 2009 19:09 pm 441 Email Remove
Pete KwiatkowskiLoveland, OH

Pat:

As the oldest of three boys (who bumped heads with my father many times), a former active duty Marine, and an over-thinker extraordinary, I identify with many of the themes in your books. Thanks for sharing your gift with the rest of us. I wish I could go back and read your novels for the first time all over again. I enjoy your wit most of all -- your ability to induce laughter even in your stories' most stressful situations is a good lesson about life. Take good care of yourself, keep up the exercising, and I hope I have the honor of shaking your hand sometime soon. You are always welcome to our home here in Loveland, if you can stand the racket from my three boys (funny how that worked out) !!


Tue, Oct 13, 2009 18:37 pm 440 Email Remove
donna wagamanCarlsbad, CA

After reading and loving SOB, I got Pat's cookbook and sure enough found the Benne Wafers... has anyone noticed that there is no sugar in his recipe (all the ones on the internet that say they are from Charleston Receipts have 2 cups). EDITORS... is there an omission???
ALSO, sorry you are ill, Pat, I want my book signed and am in Southern California!!!


Tue, Oct 13, 2009 12:25 pm 439 Email Remove
Rick MorrisonRock Hill SC

Mr Conroy ,Thank you, thank you. South of Broad took me on a wonderful emotional journey. You are with out a doubt one of the greatest writers of our time. I have never even thought about writing an author until I read your latest book. My grandaughter said best. I asked her the other day what she most liked about the book she just finished " Winn Dixie" She says POP POP the author made me feel like I was part of the book "You sir did exactly that. I give my word i will tell all my friends and family. That this book is one of the very best books that has ever been written. I was so enthralled when I was reading SOB I ran out and bought a second copy for my girlfriend.We finished at the same time and felt this was a book that we will never forget. Thank you again


Tue, Oct 13, 2009 12:14 pm 438 Email Remove
Beverly BrightEclectic, AL (Lake Martin)

Mr. Conroy,
I have read all of your books except The Boo and SOB... which I am about to order. I read The Great Santini for the second time last week. Once again I was from tears to laughter with every chapter. I never tire of the "Wizard of Words"... you are my favorite author of all time! Please keep me entertained with more frequent publications. I do so look forward to your next work. Like others, I even have your cookbook. Continued good health and happiness. If you're ever over this way, stop by another Southern Beauty... Lake Martin. It's beauty and serenity just might lure you and Cassandra away from the Atlantic shore to this lake shore.


Tue, Oct 13, 2009 11:15 am 437 Email Remove
Linda M. MelbourneWolfville, Nova Scotia

Pat Conroy makes me want to Read. He is gifted in so many ways, I want to meet him someday.


Tue, Oct 13, 2009 07:58 am 436 Email Remove
Patricia Alonso Schaft

I read Beach Music over three summers...I didn't want it to end....and when it did ....I was overwhelmed for weeks. How do you do it Pat? What are you made of?


Tue, Oct 13, 2009 07:16 am 435 Email Remove
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