Posts Tagged ‘John Grisham’


The day before yesterday, I got another two novels, A Painted House and The Partner, by John Grisham from Ds-Book along the Street 240. Having just finished the first three chapters out of 34 from the former, I am little surprised to learn that it is a novel by John Grisham without lawyers. Actually out of four, it is his first non-legal fictions published in 2001. Inspired by his childhood in Arkansas, it is set around a cotton-farming family in rural Arkansas in the summer of 1952 after Second World War. What is uncommon to me was its narration through the eyes of seven-year-old Luke; though, for sure, it is not a bedtime story.

“Some of Grisham’s best writing… Even without lawyers, A Painted House earns a well-deserve favorable verdict,” wrote The Atlanta Journal- Constitution.

Book I Am Reading

Posted: August 12, 2008 in Book
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If someone asks me who my favorite author is, I will name John Grisham. I fell in love with his works after reading the King of Torts I bought from my first trip to Vietnam in 2004. He had been practiced law for about a decade before starting his career as novelist; hence unsurprisingly most of his works are legal drama. Though I am not really interesting in laws, his novels are undeniably thrilling and keep me wanting to know the next chapter. He is a master of legal thriller.

I was back home since last Friday, but I was so busy with works at my workplace plus some translation work from Pyramid where I work as part-timer. Before my return, I was able to have an hour away from my relatives to drop at Pham Ngu Lao area looking for some books. Luckily I found some used books selling along the street. I got 4 books for 4 bucks each. I tried hard to bargain without much success. The books are:
1. Digital Fortress, By Dan Brown,
2. Deception Point, By Dan Brown,
3. The Brethren, By John Grisham and
4. Hearts in Atlantis, By Stephen King

Now I am reading the Digital Fortress, the third book of Dan Brown I have read.