Beach Music by Pat Conroy

Family drama of anti-war theme involving close school friends followed through their young adulthood from the deep South of America to Italy. 

Reviewed by Bruce

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

World War II drama of violence and corruption in the U.S. military pinpointing the Air Corps and the European black market.

Reviewed by Bruce

The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

Saga and adventure family story of comedy and tragedy in the deep Southeast involving extreme humanitarian hardship to the characters. 

Reviewed by Bruce

The Great Santini by Pat Conroy

Anti-war novel of personal achievement and family values in the military/civilian socity in the 1960s. 

Reviewed by Bruce

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Adult themes of young adults facing the realities of college life.

Reviewed by Bruce

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Exceptional classic nautical extravaganza in symbolic literature.

Reviewed by Bruce