Is The "The Pelican Brief" By John Grisham Any Good

September 9, 2008 11:05am CST
I need an education opinion from some of my fellow mylotter who are familiar with John Grisham's 1992 novel "The Pelican Brief". My sister is very interested in politics and the law so naturally she loves John Grisham and I was thinking about buying her "The Pelican Brief" because she hasn't read it yet. I browsed the web looking for some review and what I found are very contrasting opinions. So to all of you who have read it. Is it any good?
2 responses
@Aniakim (351)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
10 Sep 08
Josh Grisham's books are always fun to read. I've read this book many years ago but I'd say there are better John Grisham books I've read than this one. I liked The Firm, The Client and The Runaway Jury far better.
• Philippines
15 Sep 08
those movies were turned into films. did you enjoy the strengths and weaknesses of these movies compared to the book? =)
• United States
26 Sep 08
The books are always better than the movies, translating a novel into a book always leaves things out. The best example I can think of is actually a Michael Criton? book, Congo, the movie wasn't nearly as suspenseful as the book. Again I have to agree that although not one of his best, the Pelican book is worth reading.
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
9 Sep 08
I liked it, but I read it about 12 years ago, so I can't say specifically why. I like all of Grisham's books, and this one is not his best. But a good read for a fan of his.