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The Rainmaker by John Grisham
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Why did I like this book so much? Because it showed the "other" side of lawyering - the side that isn't romanticized in Grisham's other novels. For once, there were no mobsters, no politicians with hidden agendas, no paranoid millionaires with money to burn, no fresh-out-of-college rookies who land in hot water because they accidentally stumbled upon a secret that their storied firms had been keeping for years.

Rudy struggles from the outset. He's handed one opportunity after another, only to see it vanish in a twinkling. He's forced to find work at the bottom of the lawerly barrel, haunting hospitals in the hopes of finding cases to prosecute.

That actually leads to a case that Rudy feels passionately about, and along with the storyline revolving around Kelly, makes up the majority of the book.

I liked Rudy's idealism, his fear when having to go to court for the first time, his passion (and fear) for Kelly, and his doubts about his chosen line of work. It was a refreshing change from Grisham's other novels, and a great view of how the not-so-fortunate lawyer grads end up.
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