Wednesday, August 17, 2011

John Grisham--The Suspense is KILLING me!



John Grisham had me at HELLO with "A Time To Kill", and I never looked back! That book hooked me, and I read it in a day and a half by literally taking it everywhere with me--EVERYWHERE (don't act like you don't bathroom read ).  I think this is the book I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone just starting out their Grisham journey. It's the first (and again, my favorite!), and really gives you a taste of his wonderfully thought out plot lines.

What is SO engrossing about his writing style is that it grabs you RIGHT away, and doesn't let you go. His books are NEVER predictable, and ALWAYS leave me wanting MORE! Honestly, I have yet to read one where I can accurately predict how it will turn out, no matter how hard I try. I love how there is ALWAYS something that comes at me from way out in left field that I never saw coming (you would think I would be a pro, having been a Grisham reader since the beginning, but he makes it impossible--he REALLY does!).

SUPER excited about his upcoming thriller " The Litigators " which will be available in Hardcover and as an E-book on October 25th (CAN'T WAIT!!).

FROM THE FLAP ON THE BOOK JACKET:


" The partners at Finley & Figg—all two of them—often refer to themselves as “a boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. They are, of course, none of these things. What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big break, ambulance chasers who’ve been in the trenches much too long making way too little. Their specialties, so to speak, are quickie divorces and DUIs, with the occasional jackpot of an actual car wreck thrown in. After twenty plus years together, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg bicker like an old married couple but somehow continue to scratch out a half-decent living from their seedy bungalow offices in southwest Chicago.
And then change comes their way. More accurately, it stumbles in. David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, walks away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm, goes on a serious bender, and finds himself literally at the doorstep of our boutique firm. Once David sobers up and comes to grips with the fact that he’s suddenly unemployed, any job—even one with Finley & Figg—looks okay to him.
With their new associate on board, F&F is ready to tackle a really big case, a case that could make the partners rich without requiring them to actually practice much law. An extremely popular drug, Krayoxx, the number one cholesterol reducer for the dangerously overweight, produced by Varrick Labs, a giant pharmaceutical company with annual sales of $25 billion, has recently come under fire after several patients taking it have suffered heart attacks. Wally smells money.
A little online research confirms Wally’s suspicions—a huge plaintiffs’ firm in Florida is putting together a class action suit against Varrick. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of people who have had heart attacks while taking Krayoxx, convince them to become clients, join the class action, and ride along to fame and fortune. With any luck, they won’t even have to enter a courtroom!
It almost seems too good to be true.
And it is."

C.A.N.'T. W.A.I.T!!!!!!   Have you read any of John Grisham's novels? If so, what is your favorite and why? Please share! I would love to see your favorites and thoughts!

Aaaaaaaand---DISCUSS!

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