SYCAMORE ROW (01/12/2014)
I've almost completed SYCAMORE ROW by John Grisham. Grisham is my "go to" author when I need something fast paced, "un-put-downable" and slightly mindless.
A follow up to A TIME TO KILL, his very successful novel written 25 years ago, Grisham reprieves some of the same characters but centers on a new trial in Clanton, Mississippi. Again, charismatic lawyer, Jake Brigance is at the helm.
Non Fiction reviewer Gary S. submitted these comments..
"Well, I finally finished the Grisham book. The ending was fantastic and very powerful. Once the trial actually started, I was completely hooked. I still think the middle part of the book was way too long and detailed—and the chapters leading up to the trial (taking depositions, jury selection) were really tedious.
I had a feeling how it all might play out—and I was right, but there is nothing that prepares you for the final chapters. Overall, the first 1/3 of the book gets you hooked. The middle part is a complete let down and almost lost me. Finally, when everything comes together and the trial actually happens, I could not put it down."
I'm currently in the middle of SYCAMORE LANE...yes, it's a bit "tedious" and I've resorted to skimming parts. Even though the
multitude of characters are rich and entertaining, I feel like saying "enough already, get to the point!"
So, I'm anxiously awaiting for something momentous to occur...and fortunately, I've reached that point and yes, it's "un-put-downable"....and not mindless.
If you are a Grisham fan, especially if you are a Grisham fan, read Sycamore Lane. Even with a few glitches, you won't be disappointed.
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