Monday, June 15, 2020

Camino Winds by John Grisham

My book for June was Camino Winds by John Grisham. Somewhat unbelievably, this is the 34rd book by John Grisham that I have read in the last twenty-nine years. I am not sure that this is something that I should be proud of... 

The book is a sequel to Grisham's 2017 novel Camino Island.  The book is set on the same Florida island with many of the same characters.  Like the first book, the plot revolves around a book store owner.

Several of Grisham's recent books are not really a legal stories.  This is a murder mystery.  The plot includes a hurricane, a murder, nursing home fraud and contract killers.

As I have said about a number of the Grishman books over the years, it is not a bad book. It was a nice light change of pace. I will continue to read Grisham novels as filler between more ambitious books. They serve as a nice mindless break.

It does seem to me that the style of Grisham's writing in recent books is different.  I wonder whether large parts of these books are being written by ghost writers or if it is an artifact of Grisham taking the writing less seriously and turning out the books faster.

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