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The Firm by John Grisham
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Sep 27, 2011

really liked it

I saw the movie when it first came out and the other day when a friend referenced "The Firm", I realized I had forgotten much about the movie. So I picked up the book, and what we basically have here is the screenplay to a Tom Cruise movie. Excellent in terms of its action, pace and snappy dialogue, but ridiculous in terms of its plot line: What seasoned detective just gets into a car with a complete stranger? What lawyer stops to eat an apple when he is running for his life?
Although this book came out in the early '90s, it already seems quite dated. (It was amusing to hear the lawyers bragging about their microfiche records and six figure salaries, as well watching them jump into pay phones every five seconds.)
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Overall, this books is good for its suspense level although I kept expecting a plot twist, and there was none. It is what it is: a mass market crime thriller, and a rather

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