the mechanism of the law system Grisham described in this book is so depressing; everything can be tampered...all is sham...if you have no money then...morethe mechanism of the law system Grisham described in this book is so depressing; everything can be tampered...all is sham...if you have no money then you are hopeless...is that how the law system in the US works these days? Grisham probably wants to show that reality is harsh and you must not believe what it appears to be that the system has become unreliable because with 'loads' of cash people can get around the system in all possible bizarre ways. However in the end he makes reality unreal just because billionaire can get away with everything they want (cant they?)
points that i found difficult to reconcile: 1) for a case worths 40 mills punitive award with an area being called Cancer County because people are dying of cancer as a result of giant company dumping chemical stuff into their lands thus contaminated the water supply, will not only attract national headlines but also all the world's eyes and ears. The public would want to see the end result. To let the giant company that responsible with the mayhem get away without a scar is abit over-realistic and uncanny. He should have settled with the choice of settlement, it is more reasonable. (in the story they did try for a settlement which is also a trick to gain market confidence thus boost the price of the failing shares).
2) at one time when the price of the shares are going downhill, and Mr. Trudeau starts clandestinely buying his own shares at first to boost the price up later to take advantage of buying the shares cheap because he knows later it'll go up again (of course he is doing this under other parties to get around SEC, did he even mention SEC? i forgot) gosh he doesnt explain the mechanism of how THAT works...it wouldnt be that easy with the time constrain...i got lost in here!
and for the fictitious part: 3) what is the point of Mr. Fisk's son got injured if in the end it doesnt change Mr's Fisk decision on justice (well...he is described as a naive and sincere God fearing character) so this part is pointless...
and the ending left a bitter bile in my throat...
i wonder what's the point of ranting over this book, there are so many yet to read...*for crying out lout*
awesome! a great book...i often got lost in the narrations simply because the book is just so great and my braincells couldn't accommodate his writing...moreawesome! a great book...i often got lost in the narrations simply because the book is just so great and my braincells couldn't accommodate his writing style. i have to admit faulkner's style is difficult for me but unlike his other books i have faithfully finished this one (after exerting some efforts and energy);(less)
this book is so genuine and well-written. the characters are real, their confusion, pains, inability, failures i can feel them all as if i can touch t...morethis book is so genuine and well-written. the characters are real, their confusion, pains, inability, failures i can feel them all as if i can touch them with my fingertips. However i have to ask this myself, are human beings all so hopelessly shallow? no common sense and act more by instinct? are we?...well some things just dont fit in this book...it's difficult to see the positive element.(less)