Marc Grossberg

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Marc Grossberg is an observer and a listener. He has a passion for his family, friends and clients, and for books that entertain and provoke him. He has practiced law in his native Houston for over fifty years. Somehow he overcame being a Board Certified tax lawyer and one of the Best Lawyers in America© to write The Best People. Marc is a proud product of the Houston public schools, the University of Houston and the University of Texas School of Law. He lives in the NOW and goes wherever his “green light” tells him the intersection might be interesting.

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The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz
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Too much telling

The basic dual plot was good but the writing was excessive. Too much exposition. Not enough showing. A lot of just going on and on. I'm not sure I'm going to read the next one. Maybe it's the translator.
Liberty wasn't crisp enough.
“If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.”
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Knife (Harry Hole, #12)
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Knife by Jo Nesbø
"This is another great installment in the Harry Hole series and reads just as well as a stand alone novel. Filled with one surprise after another, I was riveted from the beginning and couldn't wait to get back to it after having to put it down for..." Read more of this review »
The Best People by Marc Grossberg
"This book is a page turner. The main character, Paddy Moran, is a guy you'd love to hate. Having Paddy for a friend is like holding a lit firecracker, you know something is going to happen and it probably isn't going to be good. The story has many..." Read more of this review »
The Best People by Marc Grossberg
"An interesting and well-executed premise. This is probably one of the better mysteries I've this year. It kept me engaged with plot twists, great characters, and good dialog (a few funny parts as well). Recommended. 4.5 stars.

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“The physics of life is that every choice forecloses other choices.”
Marc Grossberg, The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors

“Large firms are interesting places, Mr. Moran. They are their own universe, and the masters of that universe are all-knowing, even when the information is about one of their own.”
Marc Grossberg, The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors

“My guess is her attraction to him was his power in the one universe in Houston she and Gary knew: Walker & Travis.”
Marc Grossberg, The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors

“The city campus was spread out over five square blocks in the West Fifties, near Roosevelt Hospital. The building always photographed, built in 1903 of marble and red brick, the one you might find on an Ivy League campus, housed the administration.”
A.J. Rich, The Hand That Feeds You

“I felt something quieter, but no less consuming. Shame. Humiliation is what you feel in front of others; shame is what you feel alone. Shame is harder to shake.”
A.J. Rich, The Hand That Feeds You

“Your self…is other people, all the people you're tied to, and it's only a thread.”
Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities

“One of the few freedoms that we have as human beings that cannot be taken away from us is the freedom to assent to what is true and to deny what is false. Nothing you can give me is worth surrendering that freedom for. At this moment I'm a man with complete tranquillity...I've been a real estate developer for most of my life, and I can tell you that a developer lives with the opposite of tranquillity, which is perturbation. You're perturbed about something all the time. You build your first development, and right away you want to build a bigger one, and you want a bigger house to live in, and if it ain't in Buckhead, you might as well cut your wrists. Soon's you got that, you want a plantation, tens of thousands of acres devoted solely to shooting quail, because you know of four or five developers who've already got that. And soon's you get that, you want a place on Sea Island and a Hatteras cruiser and a spread northwest of Buckhead, near the Chattahoochee, where you can ride a horse during the week, when you're not down at the plantation, plus a ranch in Wyoming, Colorado, or Montana, because truly successful men in Atlanta and New York all got their ranches, and of course now you need a private plane, a big one, too, a jet, a Gulfstream Five, because who's got the patience and the time and the humility to fly commercially, even to the plantation, much less out to a ranch? What is it you're looking for in this endless quest? Tranquillity. You think if only you can acquire enough worldly goods, enough recognition, enough eminence, you will be free, there'll be nothing more to worry about, and instead you become a bigger and bigger slave to how you think others are judging you.”
Tom Wolfe, A Man in Full

“You have a conscience, and a conscience is a valuable attribute, but not if it begins to make you think you’re to blame for what is far beyond the scope of your responsibility.”
Philip Roth, Nemesis

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