Wednesday, March 11, 2009
UNDER THE RADAR "CONRACK"
I caught part of this old (1974) movie on cable the other night and remembered how good I thought it was and that many of you peeps might like it. It is autobiographical of the early life of Pat Conroy one of my favorite authors. For two years he teaches a class of black students on one of the outer islands of South Carolina in the 50s. Pretty good stuff and I thought Jon Voight was teriffic. Conroy wrote "The Lords of Discipline", "Beach Music" "The Prince of Tides" and of course "The Great Santini" (Any one remember that Christmas morning?) The Prince of Tides is one of my top ten books ever! Not withstanding the hud sauce movie that got made with Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte, So bad and a waste of a great book. So now that you are most over the Pot Pot, Twilight series and the underground Hobbits, and are looking for something to read, try Conroy and Tides...you will enjoy some really good storytelling.