Tag Archives: John Grisham

A Time for Mercy

A Time for Mercy© 2020 John Grisham480 pages A woman lies beaten and unconscious in the kitchen; her children quiver in fear in a back room while the man they’re terrorized by lies in a drunken stupor in his bedroom. … Continue reading

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Brains, cotton mills, and vanilla legal thrills

January is off to a solid reading start, largely because I’ve developed some ankle woes and my gym/hiking/cycling time has become extra reading time for three weeks running. I’m about to see an orthopedic specialist, though, so here’s hoping I … Continue reading

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John Grisham: Favorites and Unfavorites

John Grisham was the first novelist whose entire bibliography I ever finished, though these days I must limit that to “adult” biblography, given his kid lawyer series.     Given that there are so many, I thought it would  be fun … Continue reading

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The Reckoning

The Reckoning© 2018 John Grisham432 pages On an otherwise unremarkable autumn morning in rural Mississippi,  an idolized war hero traveled from his farm into town, visited the preacher, and shot him. The sheriffs found the shooter patiently waiting for them … Continue reading

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The Rooster Bar

The Rooster Bar© 2017 John Grisham352 pages The third year of law school is supposed to be the easiest, but for Todd,  Mark, and Zola…eh, not so much. Their best friend just committed suicide, leaving behind a tangled web of … Continue reading

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Camino Island

Camino Island© 2017 John Grisham290 pages Mercer Mann thought she’d reached the bottom of her career. After publishing early, and young, she’s floundered ever since, and keeps herself eating — and keeps the creditors for her $60,000 in student loans … Continue reading

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The Whistler

The Whistler© 2015 John Grisham384 pages The offices of the Board of Judicial Conduct rarely see excitement.  Responsible for investigating claims of judicial abuse and defrocking offenders, their rowdiest target has been an old lech who forgot which bar  he … Continue reading

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Rogue Lawyer

Rogue Lawyer© 2015 John Grisham344 pages (“Wait for 2016”, I said.  What can I say?) Rogue Lawyer ranks with The Appeal as one of John Grisham’s most cynical and bitter pieces of fiction. Its lead character, Sebastian Rudd, is vaguely reminiscent of … Continue reading

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Gray Mountain

Gray Mountain © 2014 John Grisham 384 pages  In late 2008,  New York’s financial sector and the economy built around it began hemorrhaging jobs. Among the casualties were the junior ranks of  lawyers at Samantha Kofer’s firm,  including herself.  Reduced … Continue reading

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Sycamore Row

Sycamore Row© 2013 John Grisham 464 pages  I have been less than impressed with John Grisham’s books in recent years; The Racketeer made me suspect Grisham or his publishers were merely milking the success of his name.  Sycamore Row, however, … Continue reading

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