Monday, September 21, 2009

South of Broad.

This is what I am reading right now. Pat Conroy! Every sentence he writes is a work of art! Pure poetry. Clear pictures.

"Cleo was a fast talking Greek girl who ran the cash register as though she were reloading an M16 rifle for snipers."
"In all the days since that unkillable day, neither my mother nor my father, nor any shrink or social worker, nor priest or nun, nor relative or friend of the family, could show me the pathway to a normal productive life with that ghoulish entry visa affixed to my passport."
"I could not have made my mother smile if I had exchanged arm farts with the Pope in the Sistine chapel."

Excuse me,
I have to go read now.


Elyse said...

what awesome quotes you pulled to share! LOL

thanks so much for your comment on my blog!


mbkatc230 said...

I just picked this up yesterday, and am saving it until all my other reading is done. Better to savor every one of his magnificent words. But now you've wetted my appetite, don't know if I'll be able to wait! Kathy

Blondie's Journal said...


This book has been on my list. The reviews have been fantastic and I loved the quotes you picked. What a wonderful writer Pat Conroy is!


Laura said...

Oh my gosh-
I love him. I am putting that on my library list.

I read somewhere that he always has a piece of paper with him to write down words and phrases he thinks are interesting.


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love Pat Conroy. Thanks so much for the review.

Lori E said...

I think you should read it to us before bed every evening.

Claudia said...
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Claudia said...

Had to delete my comment - spelling has to be correct! I was saying that I read Prince of Tides and thought it was wonderful. I've only read that one book by Pat Conroy, so I will have to get this one from the library!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Sounds good - I loved Beach Music. BTW - I'm so glad to hear you are reading a good BOOK...not a good "read". LOL I don't know why it bugs me but it's like fingernails on a blackboard! Thanks for the review. xoxo Nancy

mama-face said...

Oh, it makes me so happy to see a book review. I love that you included those passages.


drollgirl said...

wow! i think you have convinced me to put this book on my amazon wishlist!

Joanne said...

I love it - I must actually put that on my blog - start a reading wish list and my favs.

Thanks for sharing.