The Street Lawyer by John Grisham
Published November 1, 2017
- Author John Grisham
I enjoyed this Grisham book - the tale of a highbrow lawyer who realises there’s more to life than money and changes his entire lifestyle to instead help the homeless. It’s quite an inspiring tale, particularly as the people involved aren’t holier-than-thou, they make mistakes and get sued for it!
As with most Grisham stories, the devil is in the dialogue and it flows really well, particularly through interesting characters like Mordecai or Ruby. I didn’t care very much for Claire, the ex-wife, though. My only real issue with the book is that it built up to a great crescendo that was whipped through so fast, I felt I was missing something.
I suppose that is how this stuff works, but it felt like in the end, everything was settled and people had their big changes of heart and it was all done within just a few pages, of a book that had been building up for far longer. But overall, interesting and thought-provoking read.