John Grisham as an author

@ram_cv (16516)
India
March 25, 2007 8:37am CST
How many of you like John Grisham's novels. I think he had two good ones in The Firm and The Time to a kill, but the rest of the work is pretty ordinary. The latest one "The Broker" was a pretty lame effort. Do you think his writing is too predictable or do you think he can still come up with something interesting. Cheers! Ram
3 responses
• India
26 Mar 07
Most of his books recently have become very predictable and common. There was something special about his initial books but now you can not distinghuish his books from so many such kind books published everyday.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
26 Mar 07
I agree with you assessment. Not only have the plots become predictable, even his writing style and presentation have been quite the same over most of his books. Cheers! Ram
• United States
25 Mar 07
I have not read his books in years, I'm sorry to say. I much prefer the movie adaptations myself. There are just too many legal terms and technical stuff in the books for me to comprehend. However in answer to your question, I do like his work. I did like The Client both book and movie. I also liked his newer book, Runaway Jury or something like that. I do in fact find that most of his books do have a common thread. And there are a lot of people that like that fact. Obviously, because he is so well known and has been a bestseller many times.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
25 Mar 07
You are right in that most of his books are on a common thread i.e. around lawyers, usually on the run or on the prowl. I actually myself like The Client, but felt that his best were The Firm and A Time to Kill. Cheers! Ram
• Sri Lanka
25 Mar 07
I enjoy his work.. i have still not read his new book, but after ur review, i wont go for it... cant wait for the seventh book of Harry Potter to come out.. tht ll definitely be amazing
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
25 Mar 07
If you want to check out the complete review of The Broker you can check it out at: http://www.epinions.com/content_214253014660 Of course, the HP book is going to be hands on better than anything JG has to offer. Cheers! Ram