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A novel you will never forget This powerful and breathtaking novel is the story of four cadets who have become bloodbrothers Together they will encounter the hell of hazing and the rabid, raunchy and dangerously secretive atmosphere of an arrogant and proud military institute They will experience the violence The passion The rage The friendship The loyalty The betrayal Together, they will brace themselves for the brutal transition to manhood and one will not survive With all the dramatic brilliance he brought to The Great Santini, Pat Conroy sweeps you into the turbulent world of these four friends and draws you deep into the heart of his rebellious hero, Will McLean, an outsider forging his personal code of honor, who falls in love with a whimsical beauty and who undergoes a transition remarkable then he ever imagined possible


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  1. Always Pouting Always Pouting says:

    I love Pat Conroy and I don t think I could ever do justice when reviewing any of his books His writing is always so rich and draws me in with it s vivid imagery and he always somehow manages to convey so much emotion through his writing that I always feel really affected by it even months after reading it This book was excellent, the characters were deep and complex and the plot line was really heavy but well constructed He managed to address issues like perceptions of masculinity and social I love Pat Conroy and I don t think I could ever do justice when reviewing any of his books His writing is always so rich and draws me in with it s vivid imagery and he always somehow manages to convey so much emotion through his writing that I always feel really affected by it even months after reading it This book was excellent, the characters were deep and complex and the plot line was really heavy but well constructed He managed to address issues like perceptions of masculinity and social hierarchy and nepotism so well There aren t many authors who can do that so eloquently, tying in real world issues with a fictional world full of characters who are well developed and a plot line that makes me want to keep reading until I get to the end Some of this book was really rough though especially the scenes with the hazing but I think it s really necessary to have that visceral reaction to the things happening in the story


  2. Jana Jana says:

    I m a bit scared that I won t be able to describe how much I love this book and that I ll screw up this review Every time I have the same problem with Conroy Every time when I finish reading him I have this properly deep ache I get spoiled and I find myself measuring almost everything I ve read so far I even get angry because I know it will take a long and thorough research to find book s , author s that could replace this Pat Conroy feeling And I never do find them, I never managed T I m a bit scared that I won t be able to describe how much I love this book and that I ll screw up this review Every time I have the same problem with Conroy Every time when I finish reading him I have this properly deep ache I get spoiled and I find myself measuring almost everything I ve read so far I even get angry because I know it will take a long and thorough research to find book s , author s that could replace this Pat Conroy feeling And I never do find them, I never managed The major problem is I always fall in love with his characters On the other hand, he is so intense and if I were reading only his books and books of this caliber which is again, impossible to find , I would only read four books per year To give myself a little break from exhaustion.But when I start writing what I love about The Lords of Discipline, I am not able to stop Conroy makes his story true and maybe this is over the top statement, but most of the time I feel like I am inside, like I m in the book, feeling a bit embarrassed because I m watching what is happening with his characters BUT, luckily I ve read enough reviews to know that I m not alone in this To add evenspice to this essay it s a goddamn military book I think the main reason why so many people relate is because it seems like you alone are experiencing all the things that are written inside It really is that real And scary And you re sad and lonely when the book ends, because you miss all of them It s a story about South Carolina Military Institute aka The Citadel, in Charleston, in the fall of 1966 The main character is Will McLean, senior in that college, and he is one of the most amazing and best developed male characters I have ever come across in any novel Will McLean hates the Institute, but he gave a promise to his father that he would graduate During four extremely brutal and agonizing years he was psychologically, physically, emotionally and morally humiliated, degraded in every possible way a human can tolerate, or not tolerate, because plebe system during the first year makes you swallow blood and expect nervous breakdown Final result if you survive is a satisfaction of becoming a Complete Man Will is an Irish descendant, an athlete, majoring English only pussies major languages , with brilliant dry sarcastic humor that is his shield against those who torture him He is introspective and opinionated, but he has unimaginable sense for justice and fairness and he is wise beyond his years He is shivering afraid of his demons and yet absolutely not afraid to point and admit them in a place where you have to hide everything But, his major qualities are his morality and loyalty He s not the strongest, nor the toughest, and intellectually he could give a lotif he only cared, but those vulnerable soft spots that he has as a character make him irresistible He cares too much about people, and he thinks too much, and goes into such deep and complicated monologues where he tears himself apart that you as a reader push your limits as well, and this is what kills him In a way he s a full circle person This character is growing with each page and you grow with him I had a serious crush on him Obviously Institute is the nest of hate, racism and cruelty and they have to accomplish their mission of developing the Complete Man without flaws, so it s vitally important to have somebody who will represent comfort, loyalty and security Will has three best friends Tadd, who comes from the wealthiest and oldest Charleston family, Pig, the strongest of all the seniors and Mark, Italian descendant They are roommates and blood brothers Off campus Will is less sure of himself, in his romance with peculiar and snobbish Annie Kate Gervais, a native of the beautiful city Charleston Conroy knows how to put us on paper He wrote 500 pages long poem to this Ashley river based city and those parts where he talks about Charleston are probably, if that is possible, the best parts of the book It s his love letter to Charleston and I often read passages out loud But he is not a drunk writer, he doesn t just praise and splendor it without giving it any flaws he examines the beauty of the old South while he along the way harshly addresses racism and classes From the beginning this book was intense but Will is just so powerful and attractive character that you live with him during the reading He doesn t trust himself at all and interrogates himself evenbrutally than the plebe system does, but he has you on his side constantly, because you trust him from the start And that s f cking rare To find in real life, let alone to get yourself mesmerised by somebody who is called a fictional character There is so muchto this book than my words could describe It s a masterpiece Painful, insightful, heartbreaking, inspiring and stunning It s an ode to humanity, friendship and love True masterpiece


  3. Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest I understood for the first time why the punishment for Lot s wife was so severe There were times when it was unforgivable to look back 88% This is a dark and edgy book that explores the same themes of innate violence and tribal belonging as LORD OF THE FLIES Set in a Southern military college, THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE is about a young Irish Catholic boy named William McLean Since he s the most liberal and cynical boy in the academy, Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest I understood for the first time why the punishment for Lot s wife was so severe There were times when it was unforgivable to look back 88% This is a dark and edgy book that explores the same themes of innate violence and tribal belonging as LORD OF THE FLIES Set in a Southern military college, THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE is about a young Irish Catholic boy named William McLean Since he s the most liberal and cynical boy in the academy, he s given the task of protecting the new black recruit who s entering the school as a result of desegregation Their school, Carolina Military Institute, is well known for its plebe system and brutal hazing methods of incoming freshmen, culminating in something called Hell Night Will needs to make sure that Tom Pearce isn t run out of the school by racists who use that hazing to exert sadistic and bigoted revenge.Unfortunately, hazing and Hell Night aren t the worst thing about the school There s whispered rumors of a secret society called The 10, filled with influential and powerful boys, who will stop at nothing to purge the school of anything that they deem damaging to the Carolina Military Institute s honor code And if Will McLean does his job and protects Tom, he might come under fire, too.This was so good, you guys Even though it s 500 pages, I finished it in just two days It s brutal and twisted and violent and awful, and has all kinds of dark themes, but it says powerful things about honor and friendship and pride and loyalty and what it means to really do the right thing I m a huge sucker for secret society and boarding school stories, and when you throw revenge, friendship, and plotting into the mix, I m sold This book didn t fail to deliver, either The hazing scenes are so disturbing and the stakes in this book are so, so high There s a lot of grief and suffering.THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE is why I feel the need to read old books that nobody else has heard of This is an excellent story that I would have loved to have read in college, and I think it s got a story in it that a lot of my friends would be interested in reading It says a lot of bad words the F word, the N word , and has a lot of tough themes running the gamut from torture and assault sexual and physical to teen pregnancy and suicide, but it s such a powerful read that I feel like it s worth the struggle The only reason it doesn t get a full five stars from me is because the writing can be a bit clunky and hard to get into, but man, the story is totally worth that bumpy, dumpy ride.4 to 4.5 stars


  4. J.K. Grice J.K. Grice says:

    Wow An incredibly in depth novel about life for young men in a military school Hilarious, tragic, and sobering, THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE is one of the best books I ve ever read.


  5. George George says:

    This would be the 3rd unforgettable book I ve read by Mr Conroy in the past year, and to date I just love reading his work There is no other way to put it He just simply writes, in my humble opinion, the most beautiful sentences I have ever read He has an unflinching capacity to be so brutally honest it often hurts But it is the greatest pain one can recieve from a great novel The amount of passion, pain, and pure adrenaline within the pages of this book will not let the reader put this o This would be the 3rd unforgettable book I ve read by Mr Conroy in the past year, and to date I just love reading his work There is no other way to put it He just simply writes, in my humble opinion, the most beautiful sentences I have ever read He has an unflinching capacity to be so brutally honest it often hurts But it is the greatest pain one can recieve from a great novel The amount of passion, pain, and pure adrenaline within the pages of this book will not let the reader put this one down I promise


  6. Dan Dan says:

    One for my six star shelf, another Conroy gem.


  7. Brian Eshleman Brian Eshleman says:

    I should have been a tough audience for this one this time I read it eight years ago, and I don t typically reread What s , I m evendismissive of most fiction than I was then This one was a five star, jaw dropping experience then in a way that is not typically repeatable, especially withjaded places in my heart than I had then.Is the irrepressible exception, the affirmation of life as a man, maybe especially a southern man, with all of its pain in all its beauty Whatever book I should have been a tough audience for this one this time I read it eight years ago, and I don t typically reread What s , I m evendismissive of most fiction than I was then This one was a five star, jaw dropping experience then in a way that is not typically repeatable, especially withjaded places in my heart than I had then.Is the irrepressible exception, the affirmation of life as a man, maybe especially a southern man, with all of its pain in all its beauty Whatever books I don t get to until Heaven, whatever mysteries I don t get to solve by mastering a set of facts on an issue pressed between two covers, I ll be back to this one It s a checkup for the soul


  8. Negin Negin says:

    My favorite read of the year Pat Conroy wrote beautifully I ve read a few of his books and have loved them all so far This one is probably my favorite, or at least a close tie with Beach Music This is the story of a cadet at the Carolina Military Institute in Charleston during the turbulent 1960s It s based on Conroy s own experiences at The Citadel I read that when Conroy first published this book, his alma mater shunned him for thirty years While reading this, I couldn t help but wonder My favorite read of the year Pat Conroy wrote beautifully I ve read a few of his books and have loved them all so far This one is probably my favorite, or at least a close tie with Beach Music This is the story of a cadet at the Carolina Military Institute in Charleston during the turbulent 1960s It s based on Conroy s own experiences at The Citadel I read that when Conroy first published this book, his alma mater shunned him for thirty years While reading this, I couldn t help but wonder how much of the story is based on fact Just to prove how great of a writer he was, military stuff would normally not interest me one bit This book had me hooked The friendship between the protagonist, Will, and his three roommates is just lovely Parts of the story are truly painful and raw at times, especially all the awful and monstrous freshman hazing rituals Those descriptions are not for the faint of heart They re intense and gruesome After all that, the story is incredibly powerful and moving Conroy s rich descriptions of Charleston make me want to visit therethan ever before Though I will always be a visitor to Charleston, I will always remain one with a passionate belief that it is the most beautiful city in America and that to walk the old section of the city at night is to step into the bloodstream of a history extravagantly lived by a people born to a fierce and unshakable advocacy of their past To walk in the spire proud shade of Church Street is to experience the chronicle of a mythology that is particular to this city and this city alone, a trinitarian mythology with equal parts of the sublime, the mysterious, and the grotesque No city could bebeautiful than Charleston during the brief reign of azaleas, no city on earth I m sad that I finished this book and can t stop thinking of all the characters They seemed so real As with most fabulous books, whatever I read next will likely pale in comparison Some of my favorite quotes Honor is the presence of God in man the world needsroses farthan it needsbasketball players Young girls have an infinite capacity for being attracted to the wrong sort of men


  9. Bob Mayer Bob Mayer says:

    As with all Conroy books there are many plot lines in the story So many, that when they made the movie, they left out the main one Nevertheless, a writer like Conroy can handle that many stories with his superb prose.As a graduate of West Point we always wondered why people went to the Citadel to be abused I still wonder although it is an ingrained part of society in that part of the country.Conroy was never afraid to take on difficult topics and his frank look at the racism might even be und As with all Conroy books there are many plot lines in the story So many, that when they made the movie, they left out the main one Nevertheless, a writer like Conroy can handle that many stories with his superb prose.As a graduate of West Point we always wondered why people went to the Citadel to be abused I still wonder although it is an ingrained part of society in that part of the country.Conroy was never afraid to take on difficult topics and his frank look at the racism might even be understated.An excellent read


  10. Muhammad K Muhammad K says:

    The objects you valued defined you Page 376, The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy Friedrich Nietzsche said, There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy is able to demonstrate this with meticulous detail It focuses on Will McLean s dark experiences in his last year at the Carolina Military Institute, a school where administration turns the other cheek to vicious hazing practices designed to produce real men This is a story about lov The objects you valued defined you Page 376, The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy Friedrich Nietzsche said, There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy is able to demonstrate this with meticulous detail It focuses on Will McLean s dark experiences in his last year at the Carolina Military Institute, a school where administration turns the other cheek to vicious hazing practices designed to produce real men This is a story about love and hate, and how these two values we associate with everyday objects, ultimately shape who we become.In this novel, the reader is put in the shoes of Will McLean, a senior at the Carolina Military Institute He is able to endure and survive the brutal tests of plebe year, through his humor and wit However, in his last year at the institute, Will is assigned to assist the institute s first black student, Tom Pearce, in overcoming his plebe or freshman year It is during this process that Will comes face to face with a sinister organization, the driving force behind the hazing culture of the institute, which singles out and targets specific individuals they consider outside their notion of ideal graduates Through this turbulent journey, Will experiences the realities of institutional racism and other social hierarchies While struggling through these bitter experiences, Will also finds the first love of his life She adds beauty and purpose to his life, counterbalancing the ever growing struggles at the institute The book s intent is to reflect on the brutality of society, and the plebe system is a perfect illustration of the vicious social hierarchies that are embedded in society The casual use of profanity as a means of degrading people shows how Pat Conroy does anything but sugarcoat the realities of the military academy To some, this extreme use of lewd language may seem morally objectionable However, I personally believe such details are integral to the books theme These expressions of extreme hate and love are very real, and abstracting away from them would dull the stark message of the book The plot was slow to develop, but once established, it was impossible for me to put the book down Pat Conroy s use of detail immersed me deep into Will McLean s life The use of vivid details forced me to become closely attached to the characters, their struggles and their emotions at every turning point in the story became mine I believe this book has particular value for the two extremes of the social spectrum I would recommend it to those struggling to come to terms with who they are, since this book serves as a support in their isolation by giving accounts of those who have overcome their isolation This book is also an important lesson for those in position of authority, it would show them the profound effect their actions can have on the lives of those around them In conclusion, The Lords of Discipline is an insightful read It presents a non fairytale version of the society we are all a part of We must all deal in some way or another, with the truths this book features, in order to truly value that which we love and hate