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The Summons by John Grisham
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Aug 16, 2011

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It's been a few years since I read a John Grisham novel. It gave me what I wanted, a simple transparent read with a mildly interesting plot that didn't require me to think too hard and didn't result in me pondering some important issue or idea.

The plot in this book was SO simple and there weren't really any subplots. A lawyer is called home to his father's home to settle the estate, finds him dead before they have a chance to settle, finds 3 million dollars hidden in the house, spends the rest of the book trying to discover where the money came from.

The characters were completely one-dimensional and archetypical, not that I expected anything more.

The lack of flourish and beautiful descriptions of scenery and/or feelings actually made me giggle a few times. "Ray put the briefcase on the bed. In the leather briefcase were papers. Many papers. He took the papers out and rifled through them."...

I shouldn't be too harsh, it was a good change from more substantial stuff. :)
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