what do you think of John Grisham books?

Talk about books and writers here.

Moderators: Vega, EC

BenM
Silver Member
Posts: 34
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:17 pm
Status: Other

what do you think of John Grisham books?

Postby BenM » Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:43 pm

The Innocent Man is a great book but it involves trials and jury and law and all those fields. So if you've ever read any of his work besides the aforementioned then would you say he used the same style .I'm looking forward to check out some of his books and hopefully they are not like the Innocent Man . Any great books you've read for this author? I'd be glad to know about that

User avatar
Tora
Rough Diamond Member
Posts: 1156
Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:57 pm
Status: Other
Location: Moscow

Re: what do you think of John Grisham books?

Postby Tora » Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:10 pm

I have never read anything after him, which is strange as I love the american litarature of the XX centuary very much. Probably the most weel-known for me is "the Firm" and only by it's screen adopted version :oops:

"the innocent man" seems to be a kind of biography to me - is it really so? it is a true story? if so, I may read it one day if I have such a feeling. What is a book about?

User avatar
Dixie
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Posts: 6337
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:08 pm
Status: English Teacher
Location: Catalunya
Contact:

Re: what do you think of John Grisham books?

Postby Dixie » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:53 am

My mom is a big fan. I've only read two books by Grisham, though.

One is Skipping Christmas, which I found fascinating because it's a satire about Christmas in the States.

The other one I read (just a couple months ago) was his new book, called Playing for Pizza, which I found sooooo boring! No more Grisham for me, at least for now.

BenM
Silver Member
Posts: 34
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:17 pm
Status: Other

Re: what do you think of John Grisham books?

Postby BenM » Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:51 am

Tora wrote:I have never read anything after him, which is strange as I love the american litarature of the XX centuary very much. Probably the most weel-known for me is "the Firm" and only by it's screen adopted version :oops:

"the innocent man" seems to be a kind of biography to me - is it really so? it is a true story? if so, I may read it one day if I have such a feeling. What is a book about?


The innocent man is a real story that took place in the 70s and 80s and the main story revolves around the main character Ron Williamson and how he was convicted of a crime he didn't commit i.e. the murderer of Debbie Carter.
The beginning of the story is interesting but then at about the middle the author narrates so much details regarding the preliminary hearings and the trail ( it took so many pages to write about two trials ). It's very detailed .
I don't want to give away here but if you're into mystery, investigation, courts, who's innocent and who is guilty kind of stories I'd recommend this book for you.


check out these links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Innocent_Man
http://www.amazon.com/review/product/03 ... ewpoints=1

tron
Silver Member
Posts: 52
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:57 am
Status: English Learner
Location: Barcelona

Re: what do you think of John Grisham books?

Postby tron » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:13 am

Duh, I read the Innocent man more than I year ago, well it seems to be the only non-fiction book written by Grisham according to Wikipedia, the book maybe can be attractive to law students and aficionados, though to me it was a bit boring in some parts, but anyway I'm more of a fiction kind of guy, though it's also funny to read how barbarically bad the redneck cops and law inforcement in Oklahoma managed the case, funny for me, not for Ron Williamson, obviously, if he had ever had the chance of putting his hands on the book.

I've always been an anti death penalty advocate, and this book reinforced my posture.


Return to “Books & Authors”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests