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John Grisham

The Brethren by John Grisham

Published December 23, 2019

The Brethren by John Grisham

I think we all know by now that John Grisham’s books are hit and miss - the older, legal-based thrillers seem to work slightly better than the newer stuff, and then there’s that wobbly period in between. This book wasn’t one of my favourites but it was very readable.

The Rainmaker by John Grisham

Published April 24, 2019

The Rainmaker by John Grisham

This was a bit of an odd John Grisham read, because although it had the fundamental law and courtdroom drama that you would expect, the main protagonist really didn’t seem to be that engaged. Rudy Baylor, fresh out of law school, waiting to pass the bar, isn’t even sure he wants to be a lawyer.

A Time to Kill by John Grisham

Published February 17, 2019

A Time to Kill by John Grisham

I love reading John Grisham’s legal thrillers so I don’t really need an excuse to pick one up, however I was urged towards this after watching the film. The movie is very close to the book, but my word the novel moves glacially slowly. You can see that it’s pace is designed to ramp up the tensions felt by everyone involved but it does make it a bit of a slog, especially in the middle.