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  • Mass Market Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Dell; Reprint edition (Nov. 18 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440243815
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440243816
  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 10.8 x 18.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 259 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #325,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By John Mullen on March 23 2014
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I hate to see a crook get his way. Very disappointed. Not as good as his other books. Hope the next one is better.
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By Francis harvey on March 16 2014
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Even though I haven't finished reading it, it has my attention. I like it. After reading many Grisham books, there are no surprises but it holds my interest
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By H. Tran on Feb. 27 2008
Format: Hardcover
As a die hard John Grisham fan, I have to say I'm a little disappointed with his latest book: The Appeal. Although the book begins with all the makings of a classic Grisham thriller, the book stumbles upon plot development, focusing too much on the development of the appeal and political processes, while largely ignoring key themes and character development that has been a consistent part of Grisham style. Regardless, this book is still a good read and does provide some entertainment value.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Feb. 26 2008
Format: Hardcover
Unless you are dying to read about some of the most disgusting, greedy people who have ever walked into a novel, you can skip this book.

The book has several messages:

1. Don't let judges be elected; appoint them instead.
2. Conservative voters are easy to mislead into voting for candidates who will favor business over consumer interests.
3. Plaintiff attorneys are less slimy than rich business people because they occasionally try to help someone in trouble.
4. Politicians who need campaign funds are in the pocket of a handful of rich business people, whether the politicians realize it or not.

If that information doesn't make you feel good, consider that you'll also read about a lot of people dying and suffering from a fictional company polluting the water supply to increase its profits.

I thought that the book was well written, interesting, and full of good ideas for how to steal elections.

But I didn't need to read this book. I don't think you do either.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Neil Gilbert on Feb. 3 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
While reading The Appeal I was greatly anticipating earning the opportunity to savour the sweet taste of improbable victory that is always a main ingredient in any Grisham recipe. This book however is so rich with the mundane proceedings of common court room boredom, legal wrangling, and judicial campaigning that the most important ingredients are not enjoyable. The characters are distant and un-clever, the plot is linear and long, and twists are morose or missing. Please look elsewhere for your fill of exciting drama and suspense.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Richards HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on March 23 2008
Format: Hardcover
I've just finished reading more than 250 pages of filler with nothing worth mentioning at the end of it all, except that the ending "majorly" sucked.

Essentially a sordid tale of big business and politics vs. big verdicts and class action lawsuits, it begins nicely, and gathers steam, then proceeds to continue blowing hot air at the reader until the unsatisfactory quickie ending.

While there's some food for thought regarding how the legal, political, religious and business arenas may all be connected, there's more garnish than meat in a story which could have been cut by about 100 pages of the filler, and sweetened with about 50 more pages of conclusion for dessert.

Short Attention Span Summary (SASS)

1. Large company dumps chemicals in rural community
2. Water changes color
3. People get sick
4. Some die
5. Small law firm files lawsuit
6. Large verdict awarded
7. Big business takes over
8. Money talks
9. Once again, Grisham gets tired of his own rambling and wraps up story in indecent haste leaving most of his ends dangling
10. His ends aren't pretty

I'd like to sue for 50% of my money back, plus loss of productive time, legal costs and mental trauma, and also for punitive damages, but I guess I'd lose on appeal.

Rated: 2.5 stars for half of a good book

Amanda Richards
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Format: Hardcover
A not too improbable story, and a warning as to what is going wrong in society. The people with the money have far too much control. It is a good read with a message. As a thriller it is not up to the standard Grisham set with 'The Firm'; none of his later books have though. I sat up late finishing it - which is a pretty good recommendation.
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