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The Litigators
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 1, 2012
Having read most of John Grisham's novels, it wasn't surprising that this novel was true to form and an easy read. What was surprising was how humourous this book was relative to some of his others. The characters are real "characters" and, while there are certainly serious and touching story lines, there's a nice injection of lighter moments. A great book to take on vacation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
One morning David Zinc walks out on his high-salary job with a high-pressure, high-profile Chicago law firm. He spends the day drinking and somehow ends up at the south-side office of Finley and Figg. He accepts a job as the firm's third attorney and, once he sobers up, decides to keep it. David adapts to a new practice of chasing ambulances, refereeing divorces, and drafting wills. And he is home for dinner with his family most nights.

David's new employers expect an easy win as minor players in a mass tort suit against drug manufactuer Varrick Labs. Krayoxx, one of Varrick's cholesterol drugs, has been linked to several deaths from weakened cardiac muscles. As they eagerly enter the fray, they begin counting--and spending--the anticipated settlement money. It doesn't quite work out that way and David ends up first-chairing an increasingly-desperate courtroom battle against his former law firm. It goes on from there.

Lighter than most Grisham tales, this story has some clever and amusing twists. A few characters turn out to be a little nicer than you expect. There are some well-written bad guys, too. And there's the signature Grisham theme of the little guy ignoring the call of the dollar to mix it up with the big guy's well-financed legal talent.

My daughter and I listened to the audio edition of this book during several weeks of car rides to high school, the gym, and the library. Katie and I both enjoyed her first Grisham book. We've since moved on to The Rainmaker. No regrets about the time spent with either of them.
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on August 7, 2014
Excellent reading, especially if you are at all interested in legal matters and lawyers in general.
Many overlapping events and issues that keep your interest.
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on June 5, 2014
great writing a little slow to start but has a very interesting story line . it held my attention all the way to the end. loved the ending
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on February 1, 2013
Good plot, fun characters and well written. Kept me turning pages all the way through. Looking forward to reading his next novel.
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on August 12, 2012
Pas le meilleur John Grisham, mais les 200 dernières pages valent le coup! Vraiment. Aurait pu être quelque peu écourté.
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on January 5, 2013
As with The Racketeer, the book makes for good reading and I did recommend it to
family and friends and neigbors.
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on December 1, 2014
Hilarious! First time I actually felt sorry for lawyers. This book gave me insight into the challenges they face.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2012
John Grisham at his best again. I really appreciate that I don't have to keep a dictionary at my elbow.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 9, 2012
Currently I'm about half way through this book and like all John Grisham books it is a fantastic read. Easy to get acquainted with the characters........wonderful character descriptions.........can almost picture them. A touch of Grisham comedy and the same can't put it down intrigue. I'm constantly waiting for another Grisham book. Don't know what I'd do if I didn't have Grisham, Baldacci, Vince Flynn and Nelson DeMille books to read. Of course many other authors as well, but these are some of my favourites........they never disappoint.
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