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“Cold Capital”

published 12/08/2012

easy read, gripping

none really

I've just finished the third Grisham novel. I had known the author's name for a long time but it took me an equally long time until I opened one of his novels. The reason was that what I knew was a) He's an extremely successful writer b) He isn't known for his literary excellence b) He writes...

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Excellent

“Power to the Homeless!”

published 26/07/2000

There is no stopping John Grisham As talented as he is prolific, Grisham has all but owned the best-sellers lists for the past seven years. The Street Lawyer is the one such success. Of course, such a tremendous run of success brings its own pressures, as witnessed by some of the trite passages...

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The best start to a Grisham book I have read

A few of the twists can seem to be a little far fe...

The next book on my trip through my John Grisham shelf of my Bookcase is The Street Lawyer. I know a lot of people will be thinking I only have Grisham books on my shelf and it certainly seems that way to me. His books make up just under half of my collection of fiction works and although one of...

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Excellent

Well-written, moving, excellent plotline

Too short!

What really gives this story its power, is the way the writer forcefully brings the homeless up to the same 'level' as so-called middle and upper-class society. The lead character's apparent fall from high society to the lowly depths of street life, and the way he gradually begins to realise and...

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A Grisham fan is likely to pick this up straight a...

It is not quite the same as his normal legal thril...

The main character in this one is Michael. He is a lawyer earning a lot of money at a massive law firm in Washington, DC. However, a homeless man takes him hostage one day. He and his fellow lawyers survive the incident, but their assailant is not so lucky, killed and buried in a pauper’s...

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Excellent

“Unputdownable”

published 25/07/2001

everything

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The Street Lawyer John Grisham As some my regular readers (I wish…) will know, I am a John Grisham fan and am currently reading and reviewing all of his books. As with all Grisham books, this is based around the law and lawyers. The Street Lawyer, as the name suggests, deals with a lawyer...

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“Streets ahead”

published 26/11/2006

Gritty and honest thriller

Strong on plot, less character development

1998, Arrow, pbk Every now and again a book or film comes along which changes your perception of how the world could be. As I had only ever come across multi-million selling author John Grisham as the name behind the film of his hit The Firm (and an uninspiring performance from Tom Cruise) I was...

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Excellent

a brilliant story, the kind which perhaps society ...

none at all.

This book opens up at the journey of a person on his way to work who is portrayed as being, a young, professional person in a fairly comfortable job with certain expectations for himself, life and society. On entering his workplace, he finds himself accompanied in the lift, by a foul-smelling...

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Excellent

Excellent plot, ingenious characters

Too short for me

Once again I seem to pick up John Grisham novels on the fly, running past the book shop at the airport and so on. So far I have never regretted my choice and this is no exception. As to the plot: Mike is a successful lawyer, one of those who works all the hours God sends, with a withering...

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Satisfactory

“Not Grisham's best”

published 29/07/2000

Grisham focusses attention to homeless problem

The story is not exciting

John Grisham's "The Street Lawyer" is a different kind of book than Grisham normally writes. It is not so much a thriller as a way of focussing the public's attention to the problems of the homeless in the United States. My attention was not captured by the story, the characters were fascinating...

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Good

I was very disappointed with The Street Lawyer. There's a reason why people read a specific author, and getting a moral lesson about the homeless is not why I read Grisham. Yes, he tried something new and even succeeded, but it might just put readers off from reading his next novel. Grisham is...

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Excellent

Fast reading

Same subject - law

Michael is climbing up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney fast. D & S is a giant D. C. firm with more than 800 lawyers. Michael has everything but lacks time for himself due to long working hours. His partner, a doctor, was also moving fast on her track. While Michael was on his way home he...

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Good

“Very Typical Grisham”

published 18/12/2000

good read, good style

a bit too moral? heh

The Street Lawyer is a good example of Grisham's style. He seems intent on the view that a lawyer can save the world 'case by case' as he puts it. I agreee with others who say this book reads like a moral lesson. But you have to say that this is the case with most Grisham books. They are page...

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Good

“Guilty Conscience?”

published 12/07/2000

Easy to read

Not up to his usual standards

The Street Lawyer is a bit different from the usual Grisham fare. Michael Brock, the main character, has a vagrant come into his offices and hold some of the lawyers in an office. Michael looks into the grivance the vagrant had and discovers that his firm were behind him getting evicted. Michael...

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