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Limitations Paperback – November 14, 2006
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Today, he is a partner in the Chicago office of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal an international law firm, where his practice centers on white-collar criminal litigation and involves representation of individuals and companies in all phases of criminal matters. Turow lives outside Chicago
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Judge Mason and his colleagues must decide whether to affirm or reverse the lower court's ruling. Possible arguments for reversal are that the three-year statute of limitations passed before the case came to trial, and that the videotape, which was illegally shot and prejudicial in nature, should not have been admitted into evidence in the first place. Mason is perturbed, not only because the law is unclear, but also because he himself had been guilty of a sexual indiscretion back in college. He fears that his personal history may taint his ability to act impartially.
Mason has other worries, as well. His devoted wife, Patrice, is being treated for thyroid cancer, and an anonymous individual has been sending him a series of threatening messages.Read more ›
Now Turow is his own tough act to follow. The central question of this book, which inspires the inspired title, is about responsibility: Is a fifty-eight year old man responsible for the actions of his eighteen year old self? If not, then when did that responsibility expire? And to what extent can any human being to judge another? There has to be some limitations there, too, but how do we draw them?
Good questions, with more raised, but the characters are pleasantly dull and the plot is surprisingly slow, given the incendiary (and distasteful) subject matter: rape. I don't think Turow has ever outdone his debut novel, *Presumed Innocent,* and I can recommend that one without reservation -- even if you saw the movie. (It's really, really good if you haven't.)Get That Novel Written
Over the years, he has written several very good books. He has lots of talent and creativity.
'Limiations' is not in the class of most of his former work. It is an adequate story that might be considered very good for most authors. Turow, however, is not most authors. He is a top notch writer of legal thrillers. For him, this 'novelette' is just ok.
It features several characters who have been in his previous books including George Mason and Rusty Sabich. They are in way different roles here, but still present. The setting is Turow's normal locale: Kindle County, Illinois.
Perhaps Turow is running out of ideas and thinks that he must rehash characters and the same place forever. That formula does not work in 'Limitations'.
If you are a big Turow fan and think that you must read it, I would recommend waiting for the paperback. This book is alright, but it is certainly not in the league with his previous works.
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Complex but simple describes how to stop a runaway train -!: this books plot. Especially when looking in the rear window.Published 2 months ago by Clarke Green
This story focused on personalities of many of the characters as usual by Turow. The issues and the personal challenges were interesting but to thin in many places. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michael S. Lichterman
Scott Turow's success seems to rest in the fact that he knows the law and those that practice it. In his mythical county, very similar to Chicago, we get to meet real people caught... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nick Carroway
Interesting legal questions
I look forward to the next Turow legal novel.
I believe I have read them all
I almost didn't read this book because of the poor reviews. But I really needed a "Turow Fix", having had such great reads from him before. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Grady Palm Springs
Turow is at his best in this tightly woven tale within at least two more tales. The prose is elegant; the characters real and the pace just right. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Karen Miller