Saturday, March 22, 2008
My apologies to Mr. Grisham
I'm not one to start a book and not finish it. There are probably only a handful of books (not school assigned) that I haven't finished once I've started them. I've just added another book to that list - The Appeal by John Grisham. It's not that the book is bad. It's just that I'm a sleepy person as of late and it's moving too slowly to keep my interest. And I'm a fan of Mr. Grisham's books, so I've read them all, but after awhile, they seem to all have the same basic plot. And the titles... don't even get me started with the titles. The Firm, The Testament, The Client, The Appeal, etc. I couldn't tell you what anyone book is about because they basically all have the same title. I hope that it is the publisher that thought these titles were clever, and not Mr. Grisham himself. Plus, this book, it seems an awful lot like Erin Brockovich, which I never saw all of, but I saw enough about it, and a small part of the actual movie on tv once. So, I've retired this book... for now. I plan to finish it... someday. I've already put in about 104 pages worth of reading time. But the newest Lisa Scottoline book just became available for me at the library, and as a new release it's a two week check out. So my apologies Mr. Grisham, I'm putting one writer of legal thrillers aside in favor of the other.