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Old 10-23-2007, 09:51 PM
 
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John Grisham

I haven't read anything in a while--hope he has written something recently.

Tell me your favorite John Grisham stories.

Love them all. A Time to Kill & The Painted House were my faves. Was disappointed by the Innocent Man & haven't read the latest.
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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His usual law and crime books are great, but The Bleechers, Skipping Christmas and A Painted House are... well, even better.

Actually, A Painted House is in my top 5 books ever. If I ever make it to visit the States, will surely stop by in Black Oak, Arkansas.

Can't share my fondness for Mr Grisham with my friends around here, since he’s considered to be trivial - but excuse them since they are all the Russian classics addicts (Im one too, but still...)...
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:32 AM
 
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The books written by John Grisham since the last posting on this thread:
The Appeal (2008)
The Associate (2009)
The Confession (2010)
The Litigators (2011)
Calico Joe (2012)
The Racketeer (2012)
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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There is a new book out called Playing for Pizza, however all of the reviews I have read so far have been terrible. Its not his usual legal thriller. It has something to do with playing football in Italy. Im a sports fan and think I might enjoy it, but even the men reviewing it have not had good things to say about it. Maybe I will wait for the paperback.
"Playing for Pizza" isn't all that new; I read it about five years ago.


It was OK, not great, but a fun, light read, if you're an NFL fan.

It was about a former Cleveland Browns journeyman QB who screwed-up so bad in a a playoff game at home that he was pretty much run out of town and then let-go by his team and deemed unwantable by other teams. So he went to Italy to play in the fledgling pro league over there.

The problems he has dealing with the cultures and the inferior amenities, pay, and skill level of football in Europe is humorous. The story reminded me a bit of the old Tom Selleck movie where he went to Japan to play baseball after spending years in the Major Leagues here.

I think "Playing..." might make a good little movie someday; maybe a TV movie or something.

Having said all that, I love Grisham and have read just about everything he's written. My favorites are "The Client" and "A Time to Kill." (And I think those two are also the best movies to be adapted from one of his books.)
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