Friday, March 27, 2009
"The Associate" - John Grisham .........
John Grisham's newest book seems to be a rewrite of his book "The Firm". Kyle McAvoy has just graduated from Yale law school when he is approached and blackmailed by a character named Bennie. Bennie wants him to take a position at a prestigious law firm and steal confidential information. Kyle attempts to outwit his blackmailers and save himself.
As Grisham does in other books, this one recounts the abuses of the legal system and tells of big New York law firms that charge $800. an hour.
Like all of Grisham's books, this one is very readable and entertaining. The ending, however, leaves many questions unanswered and seems rather abrupt. It is not his best book, but is worth reading.