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    John Grisham novels

    Any John Grisham fans here? I read the older ones a long time ago (The Firm, the Client, Pelican Brief, etc) and recently I started reading his again ... last one was King of Torts ...

    I don't think any of his books would ever qualify as my favorites, but overall I like him as an author ... I haven't read a book that I didn't like yet

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    I've read all of John Grisham's books up to The Rainmaker. At that point, I decided to take a break from Grisham for a while. I recently started reading The Runaway Jury, though, and it's a really great read. It's making me remember why I used to read all of his books. I'll probably go back and read all the ones I have missed.

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    The Firm is one of my favorite books. I just finished reading The Summons the other day and was disappointed by that one. But overall I enjoy his writing.

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    I got a little burned out on his Lawyer books too... My least favorite was "The Brethren" It was about a bunch of corrupt judges in prison and a shady lawyer on the outside... To me it really lacked a "Hero". I just couldn't get into the characters like I could with most of his other books... That's when I decided to give him a break for a while... I've got some catching up to do...

    One of my favorites, is "The Painted House". It's a complete departure from anything else he's done and a really good book! I also liked Skipping Xmas... He's got another out called "The Bleachers" I picked it up, but haven't read it...
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    Just finished "The Last Juror", pretty good but "A Time to Kill" will always be my favorite of his books. I would also say that "The Brethren" was my least favorite.

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    The Firm is one of my favorite books.
    I completely agree.

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    Reading a John Grisham novel always makes me want to be a lawyer. Yet many of them also run together in my mind. "The Pelican Brief" and "A Time to Kill" were my favorites; I haven't read the more recent ones.
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    Alright I will be sure to avoid The Brethren

    I agree that they all run together after awhile ... that's kind of why I stopped. I definitely think his earlier works were better and yes, The Firm would be my favorite too of all his books =) I started The Summons last year, but I don't think I finished. Skipping Xmas looks interesting, I might look into that one next ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hksnoopy
    I definitely think his earlier works were better

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    I actually liked the Bretheren. I thought it was a very believable story. I have to agree with the lack of hero viewpoint, but I don't necessarily need a hero in every book.

    I haven't read all of his books, but I've liked the ones I have read. I'll probably end up reading the ones I've missed eventually.

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