Wednesday, May 17, 2023

The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham

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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