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I used to enjoy the occasional Grisham some time ago, then found they got a bit samey so lost all interest. My husband picked this up at a book sale and passed it on - I thought with his reccommendation. What a load of codswallop it is. Grisham's writing is slick and smooth but that's as far as it gets. The plotline is utterly unbelievable, it's hard to get engaged with the charecters, there's practically no tension because the main character is always one step ahead and it just sort of peters out so there's no satisfyng conclusion. I was about to start questioning my husband's intelligence then he said he though it was a load of tosh too and only passed it on to me to see what I thought.
In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colourful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college drop-out, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper. The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courtroom in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison. But in Mississippi in 1970, 'life' didn't necessarily mean 'life', and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began. RRP: £6.99, <a href ="http://www.thebookplace.com/bookplace/spring2005.asp?CID=BGO733" TARGET="_blank">The Book Pl@ce</a> Price: £4.89 Just click on book jacket: <a href="http://www.thebookplace.co.uk/bookplace/display.asp?ISB=0099457156&CID=BGO733"TARGET="_blank"> <IMG SRC="http://22.214.171.124/jackets/m/009/0099457156.jpg"> </a>
Hmm, just joined the forum and am fumbling my way around. I'm used to forums, just not ones with quite so many sections and sub-sections...but I'll get used to it. I've just started reading The Chamber by John Grisham. Not my usual type of book but in the interests of knowing what everyone else is raving about... So, first question - have I started this in the right place? Second question - has anyone else read it? What did you think of it? Was it a good choice, do you think?