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It Never Rains But It Pours

AdvantagesA good enjoyable, free flowing book

DisadvantagesMay not appeal due to the genre, but dont let that put you off

"...favourite Grisham books, Rainmaker. With the number of books Grisham has now written and the speed at which he seems currently to be writing I am starting to fall behind in catching up with the latest books due to my discovering new authors kick. However Grisham will remain a firm favourite and its books such as this that will keep me coming back to Grisham's work. A former lawyer he decided back in the early 90's that he would try his hand at ..." Read review

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Community Level 4nitebabe


They stole from the Innocent

AdvantagesIf you don't want to read the book you can watch the film


"...any other insurance in case the unthinkable happens. The world today doesn’t allow you to leave things to chance, and to protect your loved ones, you put your trust in big insurance companies who promise to cover you should a tragedy strike your family. Well imagine paying for a medical policy and then a tragedy does happen, all you should have to worry about is when that person is going to get better. But what would happen if all hope is ..." Read review

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Community Level 3Mohammed


A Poor show by Grisham



"Part of the appeal of John Grisham's humongously popular novels has always rested in their grabby beginnings, their twisty, if disorganized, plots. Grisham has never excelled at creating psychologically nuanced characters or used anything but the most pedestrian prose. "The Rainmaker," lacks even his patented narrative hooks. The novel gets off to a plodding, colourless start, decelerates into a wholly predictable tale of David and Goliath, and finishes ..." Read review

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Community Level 2hilly1234


Typical Grisham novel

Advantagesentertaining - don't have too think too much

Disadvantagesbit predictable

"The rainmaker is a book by John Grisham and like most (if not all) of his books are based on the law industry. This book is based on a young lawyer called Rudy Baylor. The book starts out when Rudy is just finishing law school and is life is not going according to plan. Initially, Rudy is going through a rough time, struggling to finish school, his prospects of employment after school seem low, he's in lots of debt, no girlfriend, few friends and ..." Read review

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Community Level 5christophe...


Another Brilliant Story

Advantagesgood read


"...to his new job. However, the main company has bought out his small firm and are representing the opponent in one of his cases. He then trawls the town for employment and finds work with an underground team of ambulance chasers. Rudy works with a top con man, Deck who shows him the way but Rudy has other more morale ideas and a woman he encounters. ..." Read review

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Community Level 3hugon


Well I like it

AdvantagesVery good read, long book

DisadvantagesDifficult beginning

"...yourself to loose yourself in the plot. It is centered around Rudy Baylor, a new law graduate who stumbles across a case where an insurance company refuses to pay out for a bone marrow transplant for a victim of luekemia. The story is of how they take the company, Great benefit to court, and Rudy and his partner, Deck, who isn't even a qualified lawyer take on the big firms at their own game. This provides great satisfaction to Rudy, as Tinley ..." Read review

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