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Performance Michael Beck
Grisham's sixth spellbinding novel of legal intrigue and corporate greed displays all of the intricate plotting, fast-paced action, humor, and suspense that have made him the most popular author of our time. In his first courtroom thriller since A Time To Kill, John Grisham tells the story of a young man barely out of law school who...more
Smooth, savvy, satisfying…I think this is my new favorite John Grisham novel. While not heavy on scholarly nuance, it has some depth and is crisp, right-hearted, expertly paced and reads like ice-cold lemonade on the porch in summertime.*
*Please feel free to mentally substitute the simile ‘hot toddy curled up in front of a fire in winter’ if you prefer.
While this page-turner is a very easy read, I wouldn’t call this light as G...more
Rudy struggles from the outset. He's handed one opportunity after another, only to see...more
The beginning I found meandering. There were just too many plot lines that contained no suspense or anything that grabbed me. I couldn't even feel anything for the main character until close to the middle of the book.
The middle of the book, however, was fantastic. It was engaging and fast paced. I found myself not wanting to put the book down. The centerpiece of the book, the main trial, was handled absolutely fantastically. There were so...more
The writing was good enough to keep me turning the pages, but the story lacked and the characters were painfully stereotypical, except oddly enough for the main character. For a good guy, Rudy Baylor was unlikable, not in an anti...more
I love courtroom drama. RAINMAKER pits the law student who hasn’t even passed the bar yet and his “paralawyer” against the Big Bad Insurance Company that routinely denies EVERY claim made it against—initially.
Grisham is at the top of his game here; most of his novels are great first-reads (then give it a...more
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This is one of those books that left me sort of worn out with the struggles of life. It's not an escapist book as if you're having your own struggles going through the ones here will not exactly give relief. The people here including our...more
John Grisham's five novels -- A Time To Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, and The Chamber -- have been number one best-sellers, and have a combined total of 47 million copies in print. Now, inThe Rainmaker, Grisham returns to the courtroom for the first time since A Time To Kill, and weaves a riveting tale of legal intrigue and corporate greed. Combining suspense, narrative momentum, and humor as only John Grisham can, this is another spellbinding read from the most popular autho...more
I saw “The Rainmaker” described as his best novel, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Bought it on Kindle. Glad I did, for I don’t feel any great need to have it taking up space in my library.
Don’t misunderstand me, though. I did enjoy the book and I had no trouble getting through it....more
I enjoyed this book tremendously not only because the...more
Boy, was I wrong! This book was great. Grisham is, first and foremost, a Southern novelist. An Arkansas native, who was educated (undoubtedly in every way) in Mississppi in the '70s, Grisham is a member of a dwindling...more
This story is about Rudy Baylor, a third year student at law school about to graduate. He is an average student, having tough time with all the competition and anxiety that a final year brings with it, he works part time to clear his debts and is struggling to get a good job. His life changes when he gets a bad faith...more
"The Rainmaker" by John Grisham
“My decision to become a lawyer was irrevocably sealed when I found out my father hated the profession.” Young law student, Rudy Baylor, is in his last year of law school, and is looking for his first big case to start his career. John Grisham’s The Rainmaker intrigues the reader as it takes the reader on Rudy’s journey through his beginning stages of his career.
"The Rainmaker" begins with Rudy Baylor getting ready to graduate law school in Memphis,...more
Human nature, true human nature displayed in the need to survive, the greed we see too often in ourselves and the compassion of one for another make this novel a powerful and moving read.
This novel is an experiment in first person that will draw the reader in from the start. The characters are realistic in a way...more
I like this novel because it has this theme of David vs. Goliath; small versus big, weak versus strong where in the end, the nobody beats the hell out of that somebody. What was also great here was the fact that the plot was very realistic. It was about a graduating law student, who had luck on the way and the next thing he knew he was battling t...more
Man, just thinki...more
Characters: Rudy is a fine, upstanding citizen, he studies hard, he works hard, and he saves the girl. The opposition are big corporate lawyers who you love to hate.
Style Of Writing: It’s quite clear and explains the bits of the law process to people lik...more
Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of...more