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La citación

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  58,009 Ratings  ·  1,654 Reviews
Ray Atlee, profesor de Derecho, tiene una relación muy distante con su padre, el Juez Atlee, una figura emblemática en Clanton, Misisipí, por liderar durante cuarenta años la vida legal y política del condado. Viejo y enfermo, recluido en su decadente mansión, el Juez presiente que su final se acerca y convoca a sus hijos. Ray acude a la llamada, pero al llegar se encuentr ...more
Paperback, 437 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Ediciones B (first published February 5th 2002)
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Sammy Loves Books
I found this book on CD at my local library. They were having a sale, so I grabbed this CD set.


This turned out to be a mystery about a son finding 3 million dollars in cash, stashed in boxes, in his deceased father's home. Deceased father was a well respected judge.


Someone knows that Ray has found this money, and is intimidating him to return it with acts of violence.


The mystery is solved in the final 2 chapters. It was so Anti-climactic that I felt like part of the book was missing. But NO!! A
Mar 30, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm surprised to see how many readers were disappointed with this book since I thoroughly enjoyed it. Maybe the plot was a bit thin and predictable, but Grisham's writing style is so smooth and easy to read that I was able to consume this book in two sittings. It was like I was able to sit down and visit with an old friend. Perhaps some other readers confused this familiarity with boredom.
It all starts when law professor Ray Atlee and his prodigal brother, Forrest, are summoned home by their ai
Bill  Kerwin

Not a very compelling read. Good while in the small Southern town, but boring just about everywhere else. A disappointment.
John Conrad
Jan 30, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like slow manipulative plots
Recommended to John by: Luckily it was free
Grisham has thrilled in the past, but those days are over, it appears. While I appreciated the theme of two brothers conflict over a large inheritance, and the drug addiction part was interesting, I thought I would go mad if Ray Atlee went to one more casino or hotel or restaurant or old friend or law office or rich lawyer's yacht or storage unit or private detective.... ad nauseum... Grisham is not his old self. I recommend The Firm, A Time to Kill, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Runaway Ju ...more
Claire Grasse
Mar 12, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
And Grisham continues his downhill slide, unarrested.

Oh for the days of his earlier books, when the plots were intricately woven and I couldn't put the books down! You know what I thought when I read this book (and King of Torts, and The Broker)? I thought, OK, JG, we get it that you're a rich boy now, and now you want to explore your rich-boy interests in your fiction. Single malt whiskey, high-stakes gambling, yachts, piloting small aircraft... whatever. The reader can almost see the author's
Rebecca McNutt
The Summons is a little overdramatic, but a great legal thriller heavily immersed in mystery, corruption and family dysfunction.
Aug 16, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Boring. Predictable. Stupid. Read it only if you really hate yourself.
Jul 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Everything about it is good, but the ending did not work well for me. It is Grisham all the way, with a little twist, as this time there was no case in court, no big time law office...The summons is a document of such, though called so with a sarcastic tone. There was the usual thrill and suspense and it wasn't quite late in the book when I figured out the culprit. I read somewhere that The King of Torts is a thematic sequel to The Summons, so I'm reading that next. Never mind that it's only "th ...more
Oct 30, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
When I first looked at the book, I first noticed a dull scene of a car driving to infinity as the sun reached the end of the horizon. But, as I read through the book, I grew more interested in the plot and just couldn’t put down the book. I found this book unique in its content and also the characters seemed so life-like. The book I am talking about is “The Summons” by a wonderful author named John Grisham.
I give this book a decent four stars because of its surprising characters and powerful sto
Apr 14, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Writing For the Money (2012)

Grisham, John (2002). The Summons. New York: Random House.

A lawyer in Mississippi finds three million dollars in cash in his father’s house after the old man dies. The money is not mentioned in the will, and indeed there is no obvious way the judge could have amassed that much cash. Should the lawyer declare it to the IRS and lose half in taxes, as the law requires, or quietly split it with his no-good, loser, drug-addict brother who would probably use it to overdose,
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