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1.0 out of 5 stars Pure Unadulterated Rubbish, 2 Oct 2012
This review is from: The Abduction (Theodore Boone) (Paperback)
The young adult market is quite a competitive field and there are many good books on offer. This is not one of them. It is unclear to me why John Grisham, who has a large number of excellent, well plotted books to his name and an excellent reputation should have elected to start churning out this sort of tripe. I can see that he might have wanted to chance his hand with something a bit different to the normal legal offering and indeed books like Playing for Pizza have been an interesting diversion.

Personally I read through this in about an hour and a half, and once I had got started and realised how superficial it was. It was only the Grisham name which kept me going. I kept thinking that it could not be this bad, something has to get better here. However, as another reviewer has said, Enid Blyton could have done better and her Famous Five series are head and shoulders above this stuff.

I remain perplexed as to why Grisham would have put his name to this. Perhaps it was the appeal of being able to churn out a book in a couple of weeks as I cannot believe it took any longer than that to write.
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