who reads John Grisham?

cover page - The Testament written by John Grisham
@secretbear (19464)
Philippines
August 12, 2008 11:07pm CST
i've just recently discovered the works of John Grisham although before i have seen some movies which were based on his novels. only i didn't appreciate it much then because i wasn't too fond of court battles and i wasn't concerned about who wrote the novel. if it weren't for a book sale, i wouldn't have discovered the compelling and exciting works of Grisham. ^__^;; the first book i read was The Brethren. the plot was really exciting and amazing and at many times i couldn't avoid skipping a few lines or a paragraph just to see what happens next. ^__^;; but i'd go back to those lines and that paragraph because i didn't want to miss anything. although the end was kinda left hanging, the whole novel itself made me like Grisham and made me buy another one of his works. i am currently reading The Testament. and i just can't wait to see how the story would end. i hope the Phelan heirs, except of course for Rachel Lance, and their scheming lawyers would get nothing, not even a dime. so who among you are fans of John Grisham? who have read one or two of his novels? or who have watched some of the movies based on his novels?
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
20 Aug 08
WHo is JOhn Grisham?? hehe =D I have not heard of him just yet ^_^ I guess it willb e easier to tell me what are those movies based on his novels, and i will have a better idea of how he is like, rather than asking me to read his books and capture how he is like.. haha =D
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
21 Aug 08
hi kun! his novels-turned-into-movies are A Time to Kill, Runaway Jury, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Rainmaker, The Firm, The Gingerbread Man, A Painted House, Mickey and Christmas with the Kranks.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
23 Aug 08
A time to kill, The gingerbread man, Runaway jury.. I only know about this 3, with Runaway jury, being the most popular of all.. hehe =D BUt still, i have not watched or read about the 2 out 3 b4.. lol =D BUt, The gingerbread man, isit a real movie or a animated movie?? Because i think i watched it b4 as the name is very familiar to me ^_^
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
The Gingerbread Man was released last 1998 according to Wikipedia. and its an unpublished novel of Grisham. i don't have any idea if its animated or not.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
21 Aug 08
I have The Pelican Brief and The Firm. He is a good writer though his novels are most of the lawyer type. Have a nice day and take care!
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
21 Aug 08
thanks for the response Zelmarq. he's a former lawyer so that's why his novels are all court-related.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
21 Aug 08
Yes, I know he was and I still love it, I like his style.
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13 Aug 08
I've only read 1 of his books: Time to Kill. It was pretty good. n actual fact, I don't know why I haven't read more. Thanks or reminding me of this author!! I'll be going to the charity store and scoping out his books.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
hi iooioio! well, i'm happy to remind you. ^__~ i haven't read A Time to Kill but i'll make sure to read that.
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
Good day... I'd always love John Grisham's novels when I first saw the novel turned movie, A time to kill. From then on I followed his work such as The Firm, the client and Pelican Brief among others.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
hi blackmantra! glad to meet you here as a Grisham fan. i'm looking forward on reading those novels you mentioned.
@us2owls (1681)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I have read a couple of John Grishams books and they were very good. My husband just loves his books. He is a great and very talented writer. Another one of my favorite writers is Sue Grafton. I am trying to collect all her books. They go in alphabet.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
hi us2owls! i agree. they are really talentes writes. its amazing how they can write about stuffs like it. i'm sure they do researches or whatsoever.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I have read his first 12 books and enjoyed every one of them. I think that my favorites are "the client" about a boy witness and a lady lawyer and the "Rainmaker" a story about taking on the big insurance company that refused a clients treatment. For some reason i got away from reading his books I think I'll have start reading them again.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
hi deebomb! i hope i'll be able to read those books too. you should read again! i think his new books sound interesting just by the titles of it.
@lyzabelle (1668)
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
John Grisham is my all time favorite author. A time to kill is one of my favorite book written by him. I wish to read more of his new novels but I'm a little bit busy now days. Maybe i will go shopping for his book next month.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
hi lyzabelle! glad to meet another Grisham fan. i hope i can find that A Time To Kill book. the books in the thrift store are kinda limited.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
13 Aug 08
i have read several of his books and find that some of them are good while others lack an interesting plot. i find that prolific writers like him and Danielle Steel dont vary away from the plot that much...many of their books are similar.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
hi cher! i think that's what we call writing in their own genre. i guess what i will do is read his novels alternately with a different author so i won't go tired of his recurring plot.
@gladeez (63)
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
Hi Secretbear! I was introduced with John Grisham's books when i was still a kid and i became an avid reader of his works. I have a favorite though, A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Client, The Runaway Jury, and A Painted House. All are good books if you like books that tackles about common law. After reading my first Grisham book i was addicted to it and add one to my collection every year to make sure that i don't miss his good works.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
hi gladeez! i'm glad to meet someone who's a real fan of Grisham. ^__^ hey, Grisham has a new book. The Appeal and Playing for Pizza. Playing for Pizza kinda sounds really interesting right? i hope they already have that on the "tiangge" where i bought all of my second hand books.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
yes. the first book i read by john grisham is a time to kill. though i need to read dit again for i may no longer remember too much of the story i read a lot of books for john grisham, sidney sheldon and roald dahl. i also read the chambers. mt sister led me the runaway jury and the street lawyer and i am so busy irealy dont have time to read. lol. but i will.... soon. i have a lot of books in my coset now and i havent touch them for a year or more.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
wow. i envy you roni. i like to have a lot of books too. but either they are just too expensive or i just don't know what and which to buy and where to buy. ^__^;; i hope that small "tiangge" where i saw the second hand books won't go away yet.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
oh that's so unfortunate of your mother roni. she must have difficulties in seeing with only one eye. like your father, my mother also like it when she sees me reading rather than internet surfing. .
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
whahahahaha . i can remember when i used to live with my mom then she would scold at me because she wants me to get something but, i, cant bring down the book. how can you blink with a good book? gosh.... lol. well regarding surfing the net thats okay, but i have more problem putting down a book. its like i can no longer feel the story once i bring it down... something like that. well i still hope you can get the book you like.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
18 Aug 08
Hello there my friend, secretbear. Apologies for my long absence. I think that John Grisham is a fantastic writer, but unfortunately, I've yet to read some of his other great titled books. The one and only I've read is The Runaway Jury, and I watched a movie version of it as well. Though I would prefer the book anytime, because it is more intense, more real and the words used were pretty powerful that I could imagine the plots and etc. I didn't know what happened after I've read this book, I've conveniently forget about him and concentrate on other writers. I would have to come back to this author, and read some of his other writings.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
hi zed! welcome back! ^__^ i haven't read Runaway Jury and.. darn! i saw a Runaway Jury book this morning when i went to the bookstore! i didn't buy it! instead i bought A Time to Kill and The Firm. its because i thought since i have watched the movie, i'd be disinterested in reading the novel. ^__^;; i guess i'll just have to go back in the bookstore. ^__^
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
18 Aug 08
LOL, no rush, hon...I hear A Time To Kill and The Firm are awesome paperbacks as well, so I might venture into reading them soon. Have a nice time reading those books..
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
i'm not rushing. i'm setting aside them first. i found an Anne Rice book which is The Mummy and i have missed reading her books so i'm reading it first before i read my Grisham books.
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@ketybhagat (4125)
• India
20 Aug 08
I am a big fan of John Grisham and enjoy his books tre mendously, though they are mostly court related as you say. I enjoyed the Client, The Firm, and many others. i have a big collection of his books. I like reading them again and again. I also enjoy Fredrik Forsyths book. You must read them. Amazing and keeps you glued.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
21 Aug 08
hi kethy! glad to hear that you're a John Grisham fan too! i just bought The Firm and i'm going to read it after i have finished Anne Rice's The Mummy. is Fredrik Forsyths as good as Grisham? what kind of books does he write? court-related too?
• India
21 Aug 08
This guy Fredrik is one in a million. His books are more of a thriller, like the background may be WWII but you just cant put his books down. The Devils Alternative, The key to Rebecca are a few. Do read them and you will be his fan forever.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
thanks for the recommendation kethy. i'll try to look for a Fredrik Forsyth book in the book sale i've been going to.
@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
26 Aug 08
Hi Secretbear, I am a fan of John Grisham. Broker is the first book of his that I read. I really like it and after that I collected many of his books and read them whenever I find time. So far I ve read A time to kill, Pelican Brief,The Summons, The Last Juror, The Partner, The Rain Maker. I liked all his works and soon going to finish any book that I can lay my hands on
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@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
26 Aug 08
For got to add, I ve never seen a movie based on his novels. Can you recommend some
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
2 Sep 08
hi pkraj! glad to hear you're a Grisham fan. i didn't know he has a novel titled Broker. i guess i didn't notice it in his website. anyway, his novels-turned-into-movies are A Time to Kill, Runaway Jury, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Rainmaker, The Firm, The Gingerbread Man, A Painted House, Mickey and Christmas with the Kranks.
• Philippines
28 Sep 08
hello! I am a fan of John Grisham, thanks. Am glad you're a new member of the club. I've read a lot of his books - The Firm, A Painted House, The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Time to Kill, The Broker, and of course, The Brethren, and the The Testament. I still yet to read his The Appeal. I really enjoyed the plots, and the unexpected shifts in Grishom's stories. Happy reading secretbear! You should check out the list girl!
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
Thanks so much for the best response mark!! see ya around secretbear...
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
I also read John Grisham A Time to Kill you should read it, I am reading now his book titled The Client. I am loving it, but I am not through. I will try the books you mention. John Grisham is a super nova. LOL.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
hi grecy! i am currently reading A Time to Kill and i got really interested in it so i checked out the movie. all the while i was reading it, i was imagining Samuel L. Jackson playing the role of the father whose daughter had been raped. and i was right! Samuel L. Jackson really did play the role. i haven't watched the movie though, i think i will watch it after i finished reading the book.
@michelyn (717)
• United States
29 Aug 08
I absolutely love John Grisham. I read many of his books years ago. The movies don't always do the books justice. I've been lucky enough to read the books before the movies came out. There is a particular book by Grisham though that runs along another path. That one has not been able to grab me the way his other books have. His non-legal fiction just doesn't interest me as much I suppose. My husband, knowing my love of Grisham novels, bought a book called "Skipping Christmas" by him and brought it to me while I was in the hospital. I have tried several times to read it, but I keep giving it up for something more interesting.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
2 Sep 08
hi michelyn! so this Skipping Christmas book is not that interesting? i'm still looking for other Grisham books, though i am still currently reading The Firm, but i mostly see his novels that got really popular and made into a film. i am hoping to find his old novels too.
• Philippines
27 Aug 08
I like John Grisham... All of his books are great... I like the Street Lawyer... all his books tackle on courts..
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
2 Sep 08
yes. all of his books are lawyer- and court-related. its kind of a new thing to me because i usually read fiction and classics like that of LM Montgomery, Stephen King and Anne Rice. but i like suspense so that's probably why i like Grisham's novels.
@kuting (887)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
hi secretbear! its been a long time since i posted here in mylot. to answer you question, yes i do enjoy reading john grisham. i started with his 'a time to kill' which is kinda similar to a book 'to kill a mocking bird'. i loved his the pelican brief, the firm and the rainmaker. i was bored with his runaway jury but i am wanting to read his street lawyer. lately i've noticed a new novel out on NBS, i just forgot the title but the synopsis is not like any of his previous books. no lawyers there just an ex-NFL player hired by a small-town italian football team. i really got my interest and i might just buy it soon as i have the budget.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
2 Sep 08
hi kuting! yeah. i haven't been seeing you for a while. i hope you are doing fine. i haven't read A Time to Kill but i have the book already. i am currently reading The Firm and the first chapter is interesting and its kinda promising me a good book. ^__~ wow. he wrote a book without any lawyer on it? that would be something new to read.
• United States
23 Aug 08
I have been meaning to read one of his books. I this list that I make of books that I want to read and there are a bunch of his books there but I haven't gotten to them yet. Hopefully I do get to read them soon because I've read a few excerptss and they sound pretty good.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
i am recommending you to read his novels ayumi-chan. if you like court related novels, you'd enjoy his novels too. in my case, i didn't really like court related novels but Grisham made me like it.
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
21 Aug 08
I love his books! I haven't been able to read any of his newer books.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
hi Bd! i haven't read any of his most recent books too. but i'm looking forward to it.