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A Painted House by John Grisham
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Jul 23, 09

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Read in January, 2009

I liked this book. There isn't any wild climatic events that you may find in other Grisham books. This is a simple novel of a simple life as told by a seven year old boy. Still, Grisham manages to capture the feelings of the times; a poor family in the south who hire workers to harvest their cotton and the drama that ensues with these "lower class" folk. I can see why a lot of Grisham fans wouldn't like this, it's a departure from his normal genre.
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message 1: by Tammy (new) - added it

Tammy Great review! Is this a newer Grisham novel?


Janelle I think it's a few years old.


message 3: by Tammy (new) - added it

Tammy I checked - 2004 - and it has a LOT of great reviews!

I started avoiding Grisham because legalese always trips my geek button, so I was happy when he took up writing (non-legal) fiction. I'll have to add this one to my TBR pile.


message 4: by Kvf (new) - rated it 3 stars

Kvf I agree. Grisham did manage to capture the feelings of the times. It shows the everyday lives of what people living on a farm have to do and how they hire people to work on the cotton farm.


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