Pat Conroy, A Critical Companion by Landon C. Burns; 1996; 195 pages; Greenwood Press; Westport, CT; 0-313-29419-4; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Central; 3/18/16-3/22/16

Why did I read this?  With the passing of Pat Conroy on March 4 I wanted to read something about him.  This book examines his books from The Boo to Prince of Tides.  There is a biographical chapter about Pat’s life and how that has affected his writing.  Each book is looked at for themes and style.  Each book is looked at through a different type of criticism, Freudian, Feminist, Marxist and so on.  I would like to find an expanded copy of this which covers the entire body of work.

Grade A