My book for May was The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham. Somewhat unbelievably, this is the 37rd book by John Grisham that I have read in the last thirty-two years. I am not sure that this is something that I should be proud of...
The story follows two young men, Marco and Rudy, who grow up in the same town but on opposite sides of the law. Marco's father is a mobster, while Rudy's father is a lawyer. As the boys grow older, they are drawn into their fathers' worlds.
This is not my favorite Grisham book. It is longer than most of his novels. There are a number of detours from the main story that I don't think really add much. These sections are supposed to add to the character development, but I don't think that they work very well. Nevertheless, I will continue to read Grisham novels as filler between more ambitious books. They serve as a nice mindless break.
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