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Fiction - Thriller - ISBN: 0099280256, 0712680063, 0712680012, 0385497466

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Super

“a modern classic?”

published 22/07/2000

interesting

poor ending

ex-lawyer grisham returns with another bestseller with the brethren. without giving away the plot the story centres around the cia and their attempt to select the next president of the usa. in a side line it also focuses on three convicted judges in a minimum security prison and their money...

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Super

Good thriller, good plot

poor end

Well, a Grisham novel, could that not be summed up in a couple of lines, Conspiracy, Good (little) Lawyer, Bad (Corporate) Lawyer (or Bad Law), good guy wins out in the end? Not this one, I have not been a fan of Grisham’s latter novels, finding that the majority to follow the formula...

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Satisfactory

Light, fast paced easily read crime drama.

Insubstantial

I’m sure you’ve read the book that has two entirely separate story lines. You know the set-up: Chapters 1, 3 and 5 are really Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of plot 1 and Chapters 2, 4 and 6 are Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of plot 2. You know as well that in some sort of way the plots will overlap and the...

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Excellent

“Grisham has done it again”

published 24/02/2001

Hard to put down, it's well-paced. Keeps you want...

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I must admit, I am a John Grisham fan, and with "The Brethren" he has done it again. This was a thoroughly good read, and very hard to put down. The main part of the story begins in a minimum security prison named Trumble, with three former judges who are now inmates themselves. Somehow, they've...

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Satisfactory

“Not one of his better novels”

published 07/03/2001

Good plot

underdeveloped characters, weak ending

If you can get past the first 50 tedious and somewhat confusing pages you will be rewarded with a decent plot and Grisham’s inimitable style. I have read all of JG's work and seen all of the film adaptations to boot, so it is safe to say that I am a bit of a fan of his writing. This book...

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Super

“Pumpin'!”

published 26/07/2000

A trio of crooked judges and a down-and-out lawyer stumble into the centre of a mammoth conspiracy in John Grisham's latest novel. But the letter of the law has only a small role in The Brethren, a cat-and-mouse con game of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in which Grisham lets his sense of humour...

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Excellent

“John Grisham The Brethern”

published 23/01/2001

A great book to read during tea breaks etc.

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I am a fan of John Grishams books and I think that his latest book "The Brethern" was great. It consisted of two story lines that were mixed together very well. The First storyline was about a group of ex US judges who were in a minimal security facility still practising Law helping fellow...

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Excellent

“The wicked brethren”

published 06/02/2001

easy to read

there aren`t any

I thought this book was absolutely brillient. I brought it because I have read all of John Grishams other books, and found them all entertaining. Once I had picked this one up I couldn`t put it down. I would recommend this book to any one who either loves John Grishams books, this has to be one...

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Excellent

“A new Grisham classic”

published 12/07/2000

The protagonist isn't a lawyer!

Shorter than most Grisham books, the ending could ...

When it comes to legal yarns, Grisham is the master. He continues his recent trend of setting his books anywhere but the court with the main environment a U.S. minimum security prison. And in case you think he's changed completely and written about a Christian Church, "The Bretheren" are 3 judges...

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Super

great story - good characters

strange ending

This is basically two stories that become entangled with each other. On one hand, there are the Brethren – a group of three former judges locked up in a minimum security federal prison. They are involved in a mail swindle, blackmailing people and making themselves rich. On the other hand, there...

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Super

published 06/10/2007

Enjoyed reading it but wouldn't reading again for a while unlike the others. The author has written well on a subject that I haven't read about before. The plot as usual is well thought-out and typically John Grisham. The ending again is brilliant and I will leave at that. It is a good read!!

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Excellent

Hard to put down

Hard to put down!

I think I have read just about every Grisham book that's been published. Some I've hated - Painted house and Bleachers, but this is really one of his best to date in my opinion. Three ex-judges find themselves together in a low security Florida prison. They have loads of time on their hands to...

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Super

Fast moving legal thriller, plausible with details...

It is very American, possibly not to everyone's ta...

When I'm asked what my top type of fiction is, I never think thriller. But over the years I have read, devoured even, most of John Grisham's books, and can say that he is one of my favourite authors. I love John Grisham's books, well nearly all of them at least. When I get one I have to read it...

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Super

Everyone has seen a Grisham movie

It's not like the normal legal thrillers that he w...

John Grisham’s latest novel takes the reader to the world of Trumble, a minimum-security federal prison, holding three former judges amongst others. They are working on a mail scam, with the money pouring in. However, the scam goes wrong and a person on the outside, a powerful man, is...

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Super

“Nice read”

published 22/08/2001

Good light read

Plot a bit "spelled-out" at times

I read The Brethren after someone gave it to me. I had not read any of Grisham's work before, although i've seen a couple of filnms based on his novels. From the beginning, the story was set well, the charecters were presented early on and it was easy to imagine them as individuals. The crime...

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