Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Litigators by John Grisham

Twenty-four... In the last twenty years, I have read 24 of Grisham's books. I am not proud of this. My book for November was The Litigators by John Grisham.

The book's main character is a young lawyer that walks away from the grind of a big law firm in Chicago. As an aside, I don't remember Grisham ever portraying working at a big legal firm in an attractive light. The protagonist ends up literally stumbling into a small rundown two man legal firm and joining the practice.

The majority of the plot revolves around a class action lawsuit against a drug company over the alleged health risks of a cholesterol drug. There is also a product liability subplot.

Over the last few years, I have questioned whether I really wanted to read each of Grisham's new books. I continue to read his books as a light entertaining read between more serious books. Partly due to a hectic work and personal schedule, I had a hard time getting into this book. With about 200 pages left, I got engaged and was entertained.

I read my first Grisham book--The Firm--in 1993. I had driven she-who-will-not-be-named to a class in San Francisco. Waiting for her, I spent the day running in Golden Gate Park, reading The Firm and then buying some software at an Egghead store on Market Street. Driving back to Sacramento, she and I went to Hunter's 40th birthday party!

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy reading all of John Grisham's books. I really had a hard time putting this book down, stayed up half the night to finish it. His books are never as predictable as some authors.
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