Anyone read any of John Grisham's books?

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  1. LDfan

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    If so how are they? Years ago I read the Firm and the Pelican Brief and loved them. Are any of his other books as good as these two? If so which ones?

    thanks,
    Jeff
     
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    The Pelican Brief is probably his best. I haven't read many in awhile but I thought the Runaway Jury was good as was the Street Lawyer and the Testament. The Partner was also a very good book.
    I haven't read any of his newer ones. Blame my addiction to DVD's and HT for that. [​IMG]
    Patrick
     
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    Definitely read The Runaway Jury. That and The Firm are his best. The Client, The Chamber and The Rainmaker are pretty entertaining. I thought that the end of The Partner spoiled an otherwise good story. I haven't found his latest stuff to be as engaging, although I haven't read The Summons yet.
     
  4. Jason Boucher

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    As a disaffected lawyer, I can say that Grisham nails the profession in all of his books. I identify with his characters so well. After you have read 3 or 4 and get the gist of his plot (disaffected lawyer escapes profession with a large pot of money), try The Testament for an unexpected turn of the worn plotline.
     
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    It's odd that nobody mentions A Time To Kill - I think that's his best, and it was his first.
     
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    I would definately recommend reading A Time to Kill. I've read all of his books, but I think his 1st was his best. [​IMG]
     

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