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Every Jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him. In Biloxi, Mississippi, a landmark trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake begins routinely, then swerves mysteriously off course. T...

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“Fancy a smoke?”

published 03/09/2008

An intelligent read

Slow-starting

Well, forgive me for jumping up and down in a fit of joy. I have finally finished reading this book. It is not particularly long, nor particularly difficult to read. I had already seen the film before reading, so should have known where it was leading. But if I told you when I had started reading...

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Clever plot, interesting subject, accurately writt...

Little character development, detailed and confusi...

The Runaway Jury is another legal novel by John Grisham. This time, the focus of the story is a lawsuit by widow Celeste Wood against cigarette manufacturer, Pynex. Celeste’s husband Jacob, a lifelong smoker of three packets of cigarettes a day, died at the age of 51 from lung cancer. The focus...

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Once it got going was a good story

Some bits were a bit boring in the court room

They had a book sale in our library not long ago and one of the books on sale was The Runaway Jury written by John Grisham. I had heard of the author and on looking at the list of books he had already written I knew a few of the stories, either from films made from the books or that I had already...

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Super

character development, the beginning, an acquired ...

i like it, the legal stuff

The Runaway Jury by John Grisham Characters The Jurors 1. Nicholas Easter The main juror who is the centre of attention and the leader of the jury. His past is clouded and is a big worry for both legal teams. He becomes more important as the trial progresses. 2. Jerry Fernandez A gambling man who...

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Super

“Greed”

published 26/07/2000

Jury duty won't make you rich. But unfortunately, no judge ever delivered that instruction to Nicholas Easter, protagonist-juror in John Grisham's new novel The Runaway Jury. It's a timely legal thriller: Giant tobacco companies versus the giant anti-smoking lobby. Three-pack-a-day, 30-year...

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Excellent

“Smokin”

published 13/05/2001

Good chacters, original plot, well written

nothing springs to mind

Hmmm. Anyone who picks such an awful pun for the title of their opinions deserves all the Not Helpful ratings that can be mustered. Apologies and please don't. For anyone who hasn't read or heard about this book it's based around a courtroom battle between a coalition of prominent American...

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Excellent

“You may never smoke again”

published 14/09/2000

The Tobacco industry versus the world is the setting for The Runaway Jury. A story of dirty dealings in the Jury box. Another fantastic plot from Grisham keeps you pinned to the book and an astute choice of current legal issues in the battle for tobacco companies trying to keep legal liability at...

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Excellent

Marvellous plot

Doesn't read well second time around

The American jury service gets John Grisham treatment in this book, as he tells the story of a manipulated trial. Grisham has proved once again how successfully he can tell a story. The plot of The Runaway Jury is inspired, and as he so often does, Grisham unravels the plot expertly, revealing...

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Excellent

“Grisham at his best!”

published 08/06/2000

Excellent pace, and the characters are briliantly ...

500 pages, may be a slight put off, but shouldn't ...

Every Jury has a leader and the verdict belongs to him. The subtitle was instantly intriguing, but the quality of the story exceeds intriguing. Grisham has proved himself over the course of around a dozen books to be an instinctive storyteller. This book only emphasises this fact. At close to 500...

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Excellent

“Very interesting”

published 10/06/2000

A really interesting read

Quite confusing

This has got to be one of the best books I have read recently. It is very cleverly written and interesting. It is very informative about American jury service and trial procedure. One drawback must be that I totally want to do what the main character in the book does. There is a very good moral...

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“Far fetched but interesting”

published 12/07/2000

Very enjoyable story

A little far fetched

The Runaway Jury is a very interesting read, if a little far fetched. The story is very enjoyable and centres around a tobacco trial which has high media interest. The main characters, as you would expect, are the jury members. You get to know the characters very well and can relate to them by...

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Excellent

Really great grisham book with good ending

Not much really

This is an excellent Grisham book that concerns the Tobacco indsutry. The industry is being sued for millions but can an insider on the Jury get the result the tobacco industry so desperatly need? Can they find out who this person and their background is before it is too late? The story is...

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