7 Musings about South of Broad, by Pat Conroy

  1. A leading character’s name is “Starla.”
  2. The editor was sloppy.  It is missing some necessary commas.
  3. The prose is so overwrought that it makes most soap operas seem like documentaries.
  4. It paints an accurate picture of Charleston’s caste system.
  5. It is a fast read.
  6. Pat Conroy can do better than this.

A fine read for a Saturday afternoon, but get it from the library.

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2 responses to “7 Musings about South of Broad, by Pat Conroy

  1. Amen, sista! While he made me feel as if I were walking the streets of Charleston (a city I love), the rest of it was a big disappointment. Beach Music is my favorite Conroy novel.

  2. Patty-I know! So disappointed. I remember reading Prince of Tides during high school and being completely overcome. I want to re-read it and Beach Music.

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