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Not up to his usual standard
on 18 June 2012
With John Grisham's books at least you know what you're in for - well usually.
This was like two books. Book A, a lawyer out to help a hopeless client beat a hopeless case. Book B, as other reviewers have commented, an out and out rant at the judicial system of Texas. But conveniently slotted together as one story.
I found Book A great, a John Grisham classic. Fast, exciting, a real page turner so I could discover what happens next. But Book B boring, monotonous, hectoring. Still a page turner, but only so I could get back to Book A! Saying that, I enjoyed the book, but would have enjoyed it more (and given a better review and more stars) without Book B. I got the point without being lectured to. It just wasn't necessary.