(LITIGATORS) BY GRISHAM, JOHN[ AUTHOR ]Paperback 07-2012 Unknown Binding – 19 Jul 2012
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This book is much more light-hearted than some of Grisham's other novels and has lots of humour. Wally dreams of making it rich with one massive settlement, Oscar dreams of being rich enough to divorce his wife, while David dreams of having enough energy left at the end of the working day to start a family with his lovely (and very understanding) wife, Helen.
Well-written, as Grisham's novels always are, this time we get an insight into the distinctly unglamorous and uncertain life of the lower echelons of legal life and while it might not be much fun for the lawyers, it certainly is for us. Despite their flaws, all three of the lawyers are enjoyable characters that we warm to more and more as the book progresses. My only complaint is that Grisham's books are usually stand-alone, so we probably won't get to meet with them again. All the more reason to enjoy this outing. Highly recommended.
But my interest and admiration for this craftsman has been rekindled by his latest offering, `The Litigators' because in that novel, Mr, Grisham is back on top form. His dialogue is crisp, and in places extremely funny.
His plotlines were brought from real life, his writing about the small boy, damaged beyond all help by a negligent toy manufacturer is both real and understanding; his characters weren't cardboard cut-outs, but real, imperfect human beings.
I liked the manner of his hero's awakening to the drone-like truth of his existence, and especially the scenes in Abner's bar, with one of the strangest walk-on parts ever crafted being the 93 year-old millionairess who just liked getting sozzled.
A triumphant return to the best-seller listings from this wordsmith and craftsman
While there are moments of black humour you can see quite early on what is going to shine through. There is no preaching or long speeches educating the reader in case law or legal process which aids the flow of the story. The characters are quite real and beautifully portrayed a little at a time rather than big chunks up front. I would have liked a bit more detail as the story closes but perhaps it was written this way to set up a sequel and if so then I look forward to it.
Essentially this is the story of someone who in a moment of apparent insanity walks away from their high paid job and I suspect there are a few of us who would love to be able to do likewise.
I'm not sure what I am going to read next as this will be hard to follow and I rarely feel like that after finishing a book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
David Zinc seems to have it all. A Harvard Degree. A secure job at one of the most prestigious law firms there is. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Mr. A Weston
You know what you are going to get but he is still very readable and this is a very entertaining book.Published 26 days ago by jeffers
Initially the world of lawyers frenetically chasing.the money both high end & ambulance chasers, is distasteful and you wonder if you care enough to keep reading but the strongly... Read morePublished 27 days ago by otterlypointless
Have read almost all John Grisham's books and enjoyed them all, some more than others, but all good reads. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Biffo
An excellent read with a well developed plot. Danny Devito would be a shoe in for Wally. Definitely one of John Grisham 's lighter novels and none the worse for that.Published 1 month ago by Deputysherrif
Enjoyable though predictable read. Lacking a bit of oomph in the middle. Non the less word a read if you enjoy Grisham.Published 1 month ago by Laurence Carr
A typical John Grisham book, totally absorbing and non-put-downable!! The best author, definitely the top in legal type courtroom thrillersPublished 1 month ago by Norman Brough