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The Innocent Man by John Grisham
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Oct 15, 2008

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Based on an actual case, this book read more like a very long newspaper article than a novel. It was a literary version of a documentary film, more factual and explanatory than fiction. There is no ebb and flow of character building and sub-plots, no dramatic climax. Regardless, it is a fascinating account of what can happen when we discard the law in favor of quick "justice", and why even those we find loathesome deserve a vigorous defense. Having said that, in cases of murder and heinous rapes, it only reinforces my belief in the death penalty.

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