“lo studio puzzava di casi andati storti, clienti insoddisfatti e bollette non pagate. La moquette era macchiata e logora. I mobili erano un residuo degli anni Cinquanta. L’aria era impestata dalla nebbia rancida di sigarette vecchie e nuove, strati di fumo che mi ruotavano pericolosamente intorno alla testa.”
This is the third book by Grisham I read, and a rather disappointing one after reading "the appeal" (which is good) and "the runnaway jury" (which is wonderful).
As my friend EL has rightly pointed out, too many distractions, too many unnecessary characters which do not assist the flow of story in any way. The story can be cut down by a half if the unnecessary details are omitted.
The biggest problem is that there is no "last juror". After half are still alive when the story ends, which is an anticlimax for me looking for the last juror vs the juror killer (but maybe that's just me).
Flip flopped between giving it two stars and three stars but finally think reading this book is a regretful experience. I believe there are better Grishams out there....Continua
Really bad story without a main theme. Main character was a owner of a newspaper in a small town. A murder case happened and a wealthy criminal was properly convicted. The criminal threatened to kill the jurors if they gave a guilty verdict. They did, and 8 years later when the bad guy was released, the jurors started being killed one by one.
Frankly, the storyline is bad. The author kept side-tracking from the main story. There are too many irrelevant plots and characters. Sometimes you wonder "where is this character come from?" or "who is this guy?" The ending is particularly bad and unconvincing.
Don't read it. There are better choices out there....Continua
I love his writing style and subjects. He pulls you in with charectors you can relate to and takes you on a legal ride that never dissappoints! This book did have me missing my grandmothers southern cooking!