This may be the strangest whistle-blower case ever! No problem for John Grisham in plotting THE WHISTLER. Lawyers(of course), rogues, Indian Casinos, and Florida.
A most worthy heroine pitted against a female corrupt judge. The Florida Panhandle becomes the perfect setting for crime and corruption with a whistle-blower protected by tiers of wannabes in on the action of a big, big payout. That’s enough from me. No one tells this tale better than Grisham. Pair up with Grisham’s Camino Island ( see gordonsgoodreads.com) and you can cover half the state of Florida and be off with two great fun summer reads.
Again, John Grisham proves himself among the great storytellers in American literature. CAMINO ISLAND fits the bill for a wonderful summer read and Grisham leaves the lawyers behind and writes of authors, writers and the theft of the original F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts from their safekeeping at Princeton University. He is so compelling in his prose, of course, you believe it may have actually happened.
And so the story begins and the twists and turns roll through the pages. As is my custom, I will allow you to discover the conclusion. The good news is that the novel m,reads so well you will arrive at the finish in four sittings or less.
A refreshing good read, An enjoyable break from some heavier selections on your summer list.
Now I am up to date on John Grisham and have met his new heroine. I like Samantha and I hope we hear more from her. With Grisham it only takes a paragraph and you get the picture.
” I got nothing, he said between breaths as Mavis wiped tears and rattled away. Just like that he’s outta work, Mavis said. No paycheck, no black lung benefits, no prospect of finding any kind of work. All he’s ever done is work in the coalfields. What’s he supposed to do now? You gotta help us Samantha. You gotta do something. This ain’t right.”
” Keely, the thirteen- year- old eased into the chair. She managed a gap toothed smile, more fitting for a ten-year-old. My Daddy liked you a lot, she said. Will you hold my hand? she asked. My Daddy said you were the only lawyer brave enough to fight the coal companies. You’re gonna stay and help us, aren’t you miss Sam?
It gets better and better with the turn of each page.
Gray Mountain begs for a sequel.
I had overlooked John Grisham’s The Racketeer until I spotted it at the library fiction shelf. “Missed that one,” I said to myself. Glad I found it.
Released in 2013, The Racketeer easily stands the test of Grisham excellence. He spins a complex story in his classic page turning fashion. A young lawyer, wrongfully imprisoned by the Feds, carefully plots and executes his revenge upon the system. The tale travels through Virginia, West Virginia, Florida, Jamaica and Antigua. Of course there is a beautiful woman at the center of the twisting plot along with an intriguing cast of characters.
Grisham’s latest book is Gray Mountain, released last October, it followed Sycamore Row. I have placed it on my summer reading list. Due from Grisham on October 20 of this year is his latest book, Rogue Lawyer. Search gordonsgoodreads for other Grisham offerings.
If you have been anticipating the newest novel from John Grisham get Sycamore Row now. You will not be disappointed but rather overjoyed!
No, I do not think it attains the level of suspense of A Time To Kill however, the story line is captivating and grabs the reader on every page. Grisham is never laborious and writes in a captivating an energetic manner. The Sycamore Row plot and story line is wonderfully developed and as always his characters are alive and real, including the manner in which he brings forward Jake and Lucian from a Time To Kill. You are rooting for another victory from the first page and Judge Atlee becomes as fascinating as Judge Noose!
I rank Sycamore Row along side another of my all time Grisham favorites Pelican Brief and The Firm. A Time to Kill remains at the top of the list. Enjoy!