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The Firm

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  18,247 Ratings  ·  852 Reviews

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When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought that he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. The firm leased him a BMW, paid off his school loans, arranged a mortgage, and hired the McDeeres a decorator. Mitch should have remembered what his brother Ray—doing fifteen y
Paperback, 544 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Dell (first published 1991)
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Dan Martin
Jul 19, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ...
it's not that this book necessarily deserves a 1, being the worst score possible, but... it's just so fucking dumb. I only finished it because I'm stuck in between 4 rice fields in japan, and the only reading I had available in english was. well. the label on my pepsi bottle.
IF you happen to be a 40-50 year old (white)man, and like reading about "6 figures", then I'll understand you liking this book.
Hhere's a taste.

"And, don't worry McDeere (former star college quarterback), The firm will front
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, 2016, grisham
I loved this book. This book belongs in the same category with the ones you can’t put down, and you curl in a corner, shaking with red eyes and a gaunt frame from malnutrition. Grisham developed the characters well and developed the plot with skill of a master storyteller. I noticed some similarities with Stephen King’s style, such as using a reference to the object with “the” instead of “a” (the “coffee table sat alone in the room,” “the man sat at the bar”), and he refers to people with nickn ...more
Brooke Hargett
Jan 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book was fantastic! Loved every second of it. A few weeks ago it came on TV and I was saying "this is a great movie!" but within minutes I realized I had NOT seen it! I was thinking of A Few Good Men! Who knew I had never seen The Firm?? My husband said he'd read it years ago and it was one of the best books he'd ever read. So, I DVRd the movie and went to get the book (I didn't watch the movie yet, but I've heard it was a disappointment from the book... of course right???)

I seriously could
Natalie Vellacott
Thought I'd never get to the end of this epic Grisham novel. I think this is one of his earlier efforts and I remember watching the film a long time ago.

A rookie tax lawyer is head hunted straight from school and offered a dream job with an extremely wealthy company. Star struck, The Firm dazzles him with money, houses, cars....and all the trimmings. It seems too good to be true....The only slight botheration are the plaques of remembrance in one of the offices. The Firm has had a higher than a
Dawn Quarles
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On of my favorite books ever.
Jul 29, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I recently realized 1) I've never read any of John Grisham's novels and 2) that's a shame. So I picked this up at the library a couple trips ago, when I found myself browsing in the G's. Why The Firm rather than The Client or The Associate? My grandfather, a former lawyer, happened to mention it in a conversation a couple months ago, so the title was on my mind.

My main impression is that this is the kind of pulp that no one will read 100 years from now (thank goodness). It reminded me very stron
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Firm, John Grisham
عنوان: شرکت؛ نویسنده: جان گریشام؛ مترجم: مرجان رزم آرا؛ تهران، سپنج، 1373؛ در 572 ص؛ چاپ دوم 1375؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی - قرن 20 م
عنوان: شرکت؛ نویسنده: جان گریشام؛ مترجم: فریده مهدوی دامغانی؛ تهران، البرز، 1373؛ در 631 ص؛ چاپ دوم 1376؛ چاپ دیگر: 1395؛ در 636 ص؛ شابک: 9644420594؛
با اقتباس از این رمان، فیلمی به کارگردانی «سیدنی پولاک» و بازی «تام کروز» ساخته شده و نیز سریالی تلویزیونی در 22 قسمت
DNF at p.64

Whenever I have problems, I resort to reading fiction. This usually seems to assuage the pain that is reality, but sometimes it doesn't work. Sometimes the plot is so banal and unexciting that you just put your book down, stare at the ceiling, and think about every single thing that can possibly go wrong over the next sixty years.

So I only started reading this because I can't handle seeing a movie first if it's based on a book.

And my parents want to see the movie adaptation of this wi
غزل أدم
أحدى مميزات هذا الموقع التعرف على كُتاب لم تقرأ لهم من قبل
وهذا ما حدث تماماً مع جون غريشام فأنا لم أسمع به من قبل

وكانت المؤسسة هى لقائى الأول معه لكن مع الأسف هذه الرواية
المنشورة عام 1991 ليست من تلك الروايات العابرة للزمن

كما أنه من الجميل أن يستفيد المرء من خبرته فى مجاله لكتابة رواية
لكن بشرط أن يحسن توظيف هذه الخبرة فطريقة السرد كانت تسير على وتيرة واحدة
طوال الرواية كما أن الحبكة والأحداث لم تكن تحتمل هذا العدد المهول من الصفحات
فكان من الممكن تلخيصها فى 250 صفحة فقط ولن تتاثر الرواية

Henry Ozogula
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful novel brimming with a plethora of characters who come to life devastatingly as the story unfolds. Of course there is Mitch the main protagonist (‘young lawyer’, as we say in Africa) and his beautiful wife, Abby. There is the elderly, sly, unctuous Oliver Lambert who is exposed early as a sick depraved man – also a lawyer. As he is referred to: “he said you were a real nice man. I thought you’d like that” . What an irony!

Then there is Nathan Blake, another veteran lawyer intro
Snap! I forgot all about Grisham when I putting in the crap books - thanks Conrad. Summer of '92, we were staying in a cabin off Devil's Lake in Michigan near my aunt's; I finished off the books I'd read and was unable to convince anyone in my family to play "D-Day To the Rhine", the WW2 strategy game I bought in Anarbor, but luckily my aunt had stocked our cabin with a whole slew of Grisham.

I think I read this in a day, and since the last paragraph was pure memoir that has nothing to do with th
Dawn Michelle
This was my first taste of John Grisham and for awhile, I would read everything I could get my hands on by him. And then, not so much. But I would return to this over and over to remind myself of how great he had been. I read this over the course of a month and then read "A Time to Kill" at the pool that summer. It was the first time I had ever paced myself in my reading and it was like torture. :-)

I am not sure why this wasn't in my book [glad I saw somone's review so I could add it], but it wa
Ann L.
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery/thrill seekers
Shelves: fiction
I don't know why I waited so long to read a John Grisham novel. I've always liked his movies, and one of my favorites was always THE FIRM with Tom Cruise. This is my first novel of his to read, and man, was it intense! It was an awesome mystery.

I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of what happened in the book actually happens in real life either. The last half of the book was so intense, my heart rate went up! No joke.

Anyways, it's a great thriller. I think any adult would like this story. I'm goi
سمية عبد العزيز

تحذير: لا تقرأ الملخص الخلفي لأنه يحرق مفاجأة الرواية*

فكرة الرواية مختلفة, طالب في قسم المحاماة, من الأوائل على دفعته, يتلقى عروض عمل من أكبر الشركات, لكن أحد العروض كان فوق مختلف عن كل العروض الأخرى

سيحبها كل من يميل لروايات الإثارة والأكشن
حولت إلى فيلم بنفس إسم الرواية الإنجليزي
the firm
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Classic everyone is familiar with. I just want to note how refreshing it was, in this day and age, to read complex legal thriller (although basic idea is very simple), without intrusion of words like cellphone, email, Internet, hacker, alias, virus and all the complications and simplifications in plot that come with it. In this book, you have to "wait by the phone", it's absolutely crucial for things not to go bonkas. Phone boots are little tin houses of salvation. To me, that scarcity of commun ...more
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una de las primeras novelas de John Grisham que leí. Me lo pasé muy bien leyéndola. Creo que es una de sus mejores obras, y tiene bastantes novelas muy buenas.
Mark Sullivan
Mar 11, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, thriller
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Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Страхотна. Майстор е Гришам.
Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great read! Enjoyed this one even if I am 20 years behind! Look forward to seeing the movie as well. I am sure everyone knows the story so I will say I almost figured I would just watch the movie but this book was my favorite Grisham since I read "A Time to Kill" when it originally came out. It was an exciting read that kept you wanting to keep reading to see what this poor young couple would be put through next! Just imagine if everything you did or said was being listened to! If you are ...more
Linda Strawn
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a gift to me from my friend Sheri for my birthday. I read it while on a Florida vacation while my friend Kelly was reading it too and was also on vacation with me. It got me started reading! It was my first and only John Grisham. Loved the book....hated the movie. There are some times in the book were you go, "hmmmmm". But overall I really enjoyed it.
Magda Pais
Aug 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-own, 2017
John Grisham é um dos meus autores favoritos. Foi com ele (mais exactamente com Os Litigantes) que tive uma das situações mais engraçadas... deixei passar a minha estação de metro e só sai na última paragem da linha.
Por norma são livros passados com advogados (é curiosa essa tendência deste autor) e mostra um outro lado da advocacia. Bom, talvez nem todos estejam envolvidos com a Máfia, como é o caso deste...

Grisham sabe como desenvolver as personagens, como as caracterizar e como nos prender. S
Roxanne Godin
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
L'auteur écrit avec une simplicité remarquable, rendant ainsi accessible aux lecteurs du contenu que je juge assez complexe pour une personne qui ne connaît rien en fiscalité. Bien que John Grisham soit plus direct, le roman n'en demeure pas moins très captivant. Un équilibre parfait entre les descriptions et les dialogues contribue à améliorer la fluidité et à garder le lecteur intéressé. Chaque fin de chapitre comporte un rebondissement, une situation difficilement prévisible. L'action qui s'y ...more
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mitchell Y. Mcdeere, a brilliant young law student, top of his class at Harvard is on his way to a promising career. But he takes a wrong step and signs up with a firm called Bendini, Lambert and Locke. This firm gives a very handsome salary and a BMW among other perks! Mcdeere signs up. Money talks. But when things seem too good to be true they most probably aren't....and he is about to get caught in a web of lies, conspiracy, murder and secrets.

A very engaging book. The plot keeps developing a
Kerry Wilks
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!
Jun 29, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: someone who likes suspense and doesn't care that the plot is completely absurd
Shelves: adult
This is the stupidest book I've ever actually wanted to finish reading. The suspense was fun, but the plot was just ridiculous. It was just completely preposterous. There were so many unbelievable plot points that I started taking notes (definitely spoilers though I don't think I recommend the book anyway):

1. He is a loving husband w/a great sex life - him cheating was completely unbelievable

2. I do not think the mob would recruit unsuspecting lawyers to their cause. Therefore, the whole premise
Eric Althoff
Aug 08, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I still remember being barely 15 years old and walking home from the late bus with "The Firm" in hand, walking the half-mile home while reading, unable to put it down and delaying getting started on my homework until the chapter was done.

While "A Time to Kill" put John Grisham on the map, "The Firm" solidified his reputation as one of contemporary fiction's most bestselling yard-spinners. Many dismiss him as a pop hack who got lucky, but "The Firm" is suspense of the highest possible caliber. G
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Conspiracy theorists
The Firm is a first-rate ride. John Grisham, the author, spends some time at the beginning of the novel showing the backstory that becomes essential later down the road. Not only Grisham's first success in novel writing, The Firm, in its protagonist Mitch McDeere, starts from the bottom himself and becomes a successful attorney. It is the comparison between Grisham and McDeere that gives a special insight into the development of McDeere. Fact and fiction mirror each other. Most assuredly, the co ...more
Feb 18, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Firm by John Grisham. This audio book was provided to me free-of-charge by GoodReads, FirstReads. This is a long (17 hours) audio book that took me a while to listen to since I listen only when I'm in my car. Luckily, I had seen the movie starring Tom Cruise way back in 1993 or 1994, so was able to remember enough what the movie was about and that made it easy to keep up with what was happening since I was listening to it sporadically.

Enough has been said about the plot so I won't go into th
Megan (bookslayerReads)
This was my very first John Grisham book and I absolutely loved it. At first I wasn't sure whether or not I would enjoy it strictly because of it being based on a law firm. Yawn, seems kind of boring to me. But in actuality, this was probably one of the best books I've come across in a long time. Yes, it is titled "The Firm", therefore it is about a law firm and lawyers, but without all the boring law stuff and lawyer mumbo-jumbo that you would think would go along with that title. It was a very ...more
Ciara Fischer
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
I'd never read a John Grisham novel so I figured I'd start with one of his earliest. It was clearly in the '80s, which is fine, but I kept thinking, "Man, this would be so much easier if they all had burner phones." But that's on me.

Overall, it was an enjoyable read that has me wanting to read more by the author. While Grisham's main character was a lawyer and worked at 'The Firm' with other lawyers, I wish it would have gone more into detail about the law. I enjoy legal discussions and policy a
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