“The Citadel prides itself on being one of the last protectorates of right-wing conservatism in the country.” (Kindle Locations 120-121).
Pat Conroy’s first book, The Boo, is a collection of vignettes and anecdotes about life at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, that Conroy attended in the 1960s; and its often feared, often revered, Assistant Commandant of Cadets, in charge of discipline, Lt. Colonel Thomas Nugent Courvoisie, nicknamed The Boo. It is written with obvious fondness and respect.
Unfortunately, most of the stories are imbued with a ‘you’d’uv had to been there,’ insider, quality that didn’t connect with this reader.
Recommendation: If you’re as stoked on Pat Conroy’s writing as I am, then you should want to read this offering, too. Just don’t expect too much.
“The Citadel cherishes the belief that the more hardship endured by the young men, the higher the quality of the person who graduates from the system.” (Kindle Locations 233-234).
Open Road Media. Kindle Edition, 174 pages, 3,064 Kindle Locations.
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- 纸书页数： 174
- 出版社: Open Road Media (2010年11月16日)
- 语种： 英语
- ASIN: B004BA57M6
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