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The Rooster Bar Hardcover – October 24, 2017
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“[A] buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . Grisham writes in such an inventive spirit. . . . A treat.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“Satisfying . . . Grisham [is] at his best when he brings his sardonic sense of humor to the sometimes questionable ethics of law and banking.”—USA Today
“[A] smartly told tale . . . gratifying and all-too-real.”—The Washington Post
About the Author
John Grisham is the author of thirty-one novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and six novels for young readers.
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Grisham also covered a multitude of other issues, including mental illness, the legal system and US immigration policy. The book covered these topics well, though at times, especially in the first half, it felt as if the reader was receiving the "kitchen sink." A number of issues the US is facing are thrown into the book and at the reader, initially not seeming to have much to do with the plot. As the book progressed these outsider topics came together in a more coherent way. Other aspects of the plot, however, such as character development, weren't quite what I had hoped. At times I lost track of two of the main characters, Mark and Todd. Their backgrounds and stories were so similar it was hard to remember who was the one with a brother and which one was from Philadelphia.
It took me about halfway through the book to hit my stride, and in all honesty, it's difficult to distinguish whether I purely enjoyed the book as a reader or as a lawyer and one-time law student who has shared similar experiences. Regardless, by the end of the book I was sold and would recommend it, especially to any lawyers or law students.
Grisham must sharpen his pencil or pack it away if this is what he is writing.
I loved Camino Island hence the reason to buy The Rooster Bar.
I will not be reading a Grisham anytime soon