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.

3 comments:

Kathy said...

Just bought this book.Will probably get to it next week. Am currently reading Friday Night Knitting Club and it's not bad.

Dave Pie-n-Mash said...

I was looking at this book the other day and decided not to by it because I have such a backlog of books to read. But its a Grisham novel and as always I will cave and buy it. I remember reading an interview with John Grisham. He said he's never completely happy with any of his books because he knows they are full of holes!

Farmgirl Paints said...

I love John Grisham. My all time favorite is the Firm. My husband and I have watched the movie at least one hundred times. Happy reading!!