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An eleven-year-old has discovered a secret that not even an adult should know. A US State Senator is dead, and Mark Sway is the only one who knows where the body is hidden. The FBI want him to tell the...

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“More from the Best”

published 12/09/2000

The Client is the story of an ex alcoholic lawyer called Reggie Love who is hired by a young boy who has witnessed the suicide of a mob lawyer. The two embark on a journey of discovery and intrigue as Reggie finds the love a child when hers have been taken away from her. For Mark Swain, he must...

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“Vintage Grisham”

published 14/07/2000

Good Grisham plot

But he's done better

Another great Grisham plot - a young boy witnessing a suicide, then having no-one to turn to. He tries to do the right thing while having to carry his family through rough times too. Once again, Grisham's characters are well developed and interesting, and the story moves briskly. Grisham succeeds...

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“The client”

published 15/02/2005

Original Pacey thriller

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Mark Swain is a young kid with an old head. Brought up in a trailer park by his mother he has learnt to look after his family after his father inflicted abuse on them. To escape from the reality of his life he sneaks off to the woods with his younger brother Ricky to smoke a cigarette. It is in...

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“Poor child...”

published 14/11/2007

Thrilling, entertaining, a must read

None noted.

This book is essentially about a smarty pants kid who runs rings around the American legal system. It starts out with two young boys who are out on a walk when they chance on a man about to commit suicide - the man tells the older boy a deadly secret (which is the reason for the man's suicide)...

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Excellent

Fantastic author, informative and interesting the ...

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The Client is about an 11 year old boy called Mark Sway who is from a broken family and has witnessed the death of a US State Senator. He is being pursued by the FBI whom wants him to reveal everything he knows about the killing and in the meantime the killer himself is trying to get to Mark &...

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“Another masterpiece”

published 13/10/2000

Well-written, moving, excellent plotline

I missed half my holiday as a result!

I bought 'The Client' as a beach book while on holiday. After opening the front page, the holiday was instantly forgotten as Grisham began to weave yet another tale of mystery and suspense. I could not put it down. I think this has got to be among his best novels so far, although I end up saying...

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“The Client”

published 04/04/2001

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The Client, is a story about an 11 year old boy, Mark Sway and his eight year old brother, Ricky who go off into the woods at the back of their trailer home, so that Mark can let Ricky have his first smoke, but a mob lawyer decides that this is where he is going to commit suicide. The lawyer is...

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Excellent

great read, story, twists

not much

This is another great thriller from John Grisham. It has become a film and this surprised nobody. It is about Mark Sway, a young boy who witnesses an attempted suicide. He tries to stop it only to be pulled into the car by Romey. He tells the boy that they will die together. The boy soon realises...

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“Is this Better than The Firm”

published 03/04/2001

A Good Read, but different.

Could have had a better ending

Just finished reading this book. This starts of with a couple of kids having a secret smoke behind some trees. This lawyer turns up in the vicinity and attempts to kill himself using exhaust fumes. The Kids try and stop him but Mark ends up in the car with with the Lawyer (Romney Clifford) who...

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“Very Exciting Story”

published 16/07/2003

Very well written, interesting, exciting story

fairly long- unless your a hardcore thriller reade...

I read this book after watching the film and seriously, this has to be one of my favourite books. I admire the character of Mark Sway (The leading role) and this character is put across brilliantly from the start. It is about a streetwise kid who sees something he shouldn't have and the FBI and...

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“Run Boy, Run!”

published 21/06/2000

Well written, appealing story

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What happens if a child witnesses a suicide? Worse yet, a Maffia related one. The FBI comes after you, as well as the mob, your little brother is in shock in the hospital nopw where on earth do you go for help? Reggie Love takes under her wing, a boy who's lived this, and is now trying to not...

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Excellent

“Grisham's Does it Again”

published 20/07/2000

This is a really good book. This follows a young boy who was taking ciggies with his younger brother. They witness the suicide of a Mafia lawyer who happened to know where the victims body of a mob killing. The younger brother is in a coma and the older brother being a kid from a rough upbringing...

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“John Grisham - The client”

published 21/04/2007

easy to read and exciting

in some ways similar to his other books

This is such a great book, I Would definately recommend this particular book. It Is very interesting and mind gripping. I could not put it down when i first picked it up, a really good read. This is John Grisham at his best, he describes in depth the events that take place within this book...

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Excellent

“THE CLIENT”

published 06/01/2010

People of all ages can enjoy and relate with it

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In my opinion, THE CLIIENT, a fiction novel by JOHN GRISHAM is a masterpiece in its own right because it has a story that is very real, suspenseful, humorous and revolved around two little boys aged nine and eleven. Nobody could have told it better. THE CLIENT is a novel that highlights the...

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“Great book and film”

published 17/11/2000

aMazing story

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This is one of the best films I've seen in ages, my mum's read the book and even she thinks the film was great. The scripting was brilliant as the actors gave out a very good performance, the acting really was good - it has to be when a film has little or no special effects. But the way the story...

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