John Grisham's, The Brethren
July 12, 2008 2:56am CST
I just started reading this book today and I am having a very hard time getting into it or even taking it seriously. I am only up to about page 16 and so far these judges seem a bit lame to me. So far I have read, "The Client," "The Firm," "The Partner," and "The Innocent Man." They were all wonderful and easy to get into. For sure reason it is a struggle to turn the pages of "The Brethren." I looked at the reviews of this book on Amazon.com. There were over a thousand of them. I did not look at them all, I just skimmed through some of the headings. Most of the ones that I saw agree that this is not his best work. I know that a lot of people on Mylot have read this book and I am curious to know what you thought/think of it. A lot of reviewers say that the ending was no good. Can you give me your take, without ruining the story for me? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385339674/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
12 Jul 08
The book is brilliant. There are many turns on the tides, there is great humor (as in all Grisham's books), and i had no problem reading it 4times already. I dont know why it seems bad to you, you could try to read a bit more pages and get the essence of the story, get to know the characters. After all, the humorous side helps a bit to turn the pages faster :) I hope you tend to like it soon.
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12 Jul 08
I don't know. I just felt like the way that he describe the three judges made them seem like bafoons. Especially, the one with the wig. And then he has them playing serious roles. Now I remember that John Grisham has a way of snatching an unexpected laugh out of you. I guess I will give it another try.