Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday Mini Review: Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

How I absolutely loved this book. I was living a year abroad, and when my sister and her friend came to visit, they brought this one to me. I didn't know the author at all, and was at this time of my life reading either Stephen King or Jackie Collins and preferably nothing else.

Prince of Tides is about a dysfunctional and poor Southern family. About violence and rape. And supressed childhood memories. Doesn't sound like a wonderful book, does it? I guarantee that it is, because it is also about love, friendship and family. In fact, I think I am going to re-read soon.

3 comments:

Suzanne said...

I have always heard great things about this book and have yet to read it myself! With all your praises I am going to buy it NOW! AND read it!

Thanks for the reminder of a book that should be in the TBR pile!

Suzanne

caite said...

I actually own this one...and started it once but never finished it. Maybe I need to give it another try.

Beth F said...

I loved the movie, and because the book is almost always better than the movie, I really should read this or listen to it.