Hi! If you visited my about me page then you probably know that John Grisham is one of my favorite authors and reading is one of my usual pastimes. We all know that it is very important to read because it helps us to understand the written word in which it develops our mind. I am just so thankful with BA ENGLISH LITERATURE course because it was really the main reason if why I am so in love with books and writing now.
On a side note, BA ENGLISH LITERATURE requires a lot of reading and writing. You have to write 10-20 page papers for your multiple classes, discuss and give your ideas about the book, have to create your own stories, it also requires you to learn about literary form and technique etc. etc… It is definitely hard but fun at the same time. Thus, I am so thankful for taking it up as my course because it teaches me a lot of skills which I never imagined that I can.
Anyway for today’s post, I will be talking about my top 3 Grisham books that I enjoyed reading in the past few years. I have actually read plenty of his book but for now, I will only be sharing three- others will be posted on my future blog post.
John Grisham is an American best selling author. His books have appeared in 42 languages and have sold worlwide. He is as well an attorney, politician and best known for his popular legal thrillers.
1. A Time To Kill
So this is a story of Carl Lee Hailey’s struggle seeking for justice for what happened for his daughter, Tonya Hailey. She is an African-American little girl that is viciously raped and beaten by two redneck white supremacist. Due to Carl Hailey’s outraged, he took the law into his own hands and shot the criminals in the court house as they emerged from their hearing. Because of that, Carl is charged with murder so he enlists the support and help of his lawyer friend (Jake Brigance). And even though Jake’s loses everything, he still didn’t give up and proven the accused not guilty.
I really enjoyed the book. I came to the conclusion that aha, this book is highly recommended as it provides a history lessons in racial prejudice in the South. This is basically one of the best Grisham’s first novel that I’ve read.
2. Sycamore Row
This a sequel of Grisham’s first novel A Time To Kill that feature the lawyer Jake Brigance as the main character.As far as I can remember, I ended loving the book becuase it was a good read so I would love to recommend it to those who are planning to become a lawyer. I think, I need to re read this book because I only can remember few details.
However, I did a little research and according to wikipedia, the title refers to a row of sycamore trees in the countryside near the fictional town of Clanton. The trees play an important role in the book’s plot though the full significance becomes clear only in the end of the novel. It is suggested that these sycamores are very old havinh been planted by Native Americans prior to the arrival of the European settlers and their blackslaves in what would become the state of Mississippi.
3. The Rooster Bar
So I’ve read The Rooster Bar last 2017. It was about a group of law students (Mark, Todd and Zola) who borrowed heavily just to enroll in the bottom line, a third–tier for–profit law school named Foggy Bottom. After that, they discovered that the law school has duped them knowing that their school is part of the chain owned by a New York hedge-fund operator who also own a bank specializing in student loans. He is a billionare who is using thousands of student to finance his lifestyle.
So each of the three is drowning in a student debt thinking if how they can pay which is very hard for sure to pay off especially that they will never get the job that the school has promised so they decided to drop out.
As usual, John Grisham never disappoints me so I enjoyed reading the book. What I love the most is how Grisham came up with some good plot twists. Probably one of the main reasons if why he is so popular is because his imagination and style is so amazing. If you’re a fan of John Grisham like me then you know what you’re getting into and I can assure you that you will enjoy.
Have you read any of the book on these list? Did you love them as much as I did? Let me know by commenting below.
Thank you for reading!