The Great Santini - Pat Conroy - A Short Summary & Review

A short summary of The Great Santini:

The story of the life and standards of Colonel Meecham

My favorite Pat Conroy quote from the book:

"There's nothing character building in doing something where there is no struggle."

Questions to ponder while reading The Great Santini:

What is discipline?

How do you feel about your father?

My review of the book:

A dysfunctional family done military style.

A favorite author.

A great pick for a book club.


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