Saturday, February 6, 2016
Book Review: Beach Music by Pat Conroy - Fiction
The vivid and war-like descriptions of student life during the turbulent sixties illustrate that every part of America was affected by the Vietnam War and did not escape Republican South Carolina. Through Jack’s Jewish neighbours in Waterford, the horrors and sickening atrocities of the holocaust are retold in heartbreaking prose that continued to affect the emotional lives of their Jewish children settled in Waterford.
It is a tale that takes Jack and forth to Rome in Italy and the small town of Waterford in South Carolina. The contrasting lifestyles are highlighted with suspense, romance, death, cancer and even a terrorist attack at Rome Airport.
As is typical of novels by Pat Conroy, this is yet another one that engages the reader in a way that arouses the many senses and emotions as the story gradually unravels through the lives of the people in a small town in South Carolina.