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Oct 28, 2020
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Dec 23, 2017
no stars - I couldn't get past the heinous crime committed in the very first pages, the offensive language, the foul characters, which all would surely course through the next 440 pages, I stopped at page 4, already revolted - this book…
May 16, 2015RicardoEdm rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Re-read. This is not one of Grisham's best but it's still extremely good. I couldn't help but like the main character and his friends despite all their flaws and this was only due to the great character development by the author. Slow…
May 01, 2015janetll69 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This was his first novel and it's still my absolute favorite. It opens your eyes to what people actually think, feel and do when faced with advercity.
Mar 05, 2015funkydave rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
i am definitely a John Grishom fan.This is one of my first books i read of his and it does not disappoint. I can actually invision this happening in the south, with all those racial tensons. Highly recommeneded
Dec 03, 2014ThanksSPL rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book made me an instant Grisham fan. I was engrossed in the book from the beginning to the end, being fascinated by the Interesting characters and the cultures and society in a little fictitious Mississippi town in the 1980's, which…
Oct 01, 2014Cutie625 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Wow! Over 500 pages and the suspense and character development continue to the end.
Jul 04, 2014calvoer rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A mesmerizing legal drama, vibrant, raucous and irreverent, this book has a freshness about it, so typical of early novels by blockbuster authors before they became rich and famous. It parodies small town Southern life, lawyers, and…
Sep 04, 2013writermala rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A very interesting plot. A little ten year old black girl is raped, and viciously assaulted and her assailants are caught easily since they were heard bragging about their exploits in a bar. They are arrested, but before justice can be…
Jul 30, 2013
First, I want to say I did like this book. I spent a lot of the weekend reading it. It has a good plot and I did want to know how it ended. However, I find myself wishing Grisham would just write screen plays and forget the novels. I don't…
Nov 02, 2010blossom21 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
An excellent story about racial tension in Mississippi. This is Grisham's first novel and it is excellent - keeps you onterested to the end. The move is also very good.