Book Review: "The Firm," by John Grisham

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I recently finished reading "The Firm," by John Grisham, so I thought I'd give you my thoughts about it.

Overall, it's a great book. Full of suspense from page one through the end - well, the last chapter is a bit of a come down, but it still works. It's a denoument, or a wrap-up scene.

The book begins with the main character right up front, unlike some of Grisham's other books where you can't figure out who the MC is until chapter 4 or 5. Grisham does a masterful job of making what seems like a boring legal profession sound exciting, at least for the MC who is caught up in a deadly plot from page one. Grisham, then has the MC and his wife go through wild chase scenes through several chapters where he is only one step ahead of his would-be assassins. I've found is typical of Grisham's style. Still, the MC's resourcefulness and talents comes through to save himself and his wife from the conspirator’s plans to eliminate him.

Overall, it’s a great and exciting read from beginning to end, and I highly recommend it.
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Paul West is a freelance writer and novelist. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Paul claims to be a "Prune Picker," though he now makes his home in Taylorsville, Utah.

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Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2007

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  1. I'm not sure I've read this one. I may have to do that. Thanks for the review!

  2. My son-in-law suggested I read it. He's studying to be a lawyer and it rang true to him. I never dreamed a story about lawyers could be interesting, but I found it an exciting read.