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Book Review: The Broker

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John Grisham wrote one of the finest novel and I have loved his work. Hence, I picked up another edition of his thriller - 'The Broker'. Based on the review, it sounded very good and secretive, but honestly, I didn't find it that good compare to his earlier books like A Time To Kill, Runaway Jury to name a few. The story starts with a bang, it instantly grips the reader with many questions. But as the story develops it reaches a stagnant stage where the reader (at least me) felt bored and lost interest. The only thing kept me reading was the big secret. Obviously I won't reveal here what it is. For that, please read 'The Broker' :D  

Broker talks about Joel Backman is "the Broker" who is one of the big broker-lobbyist in Washington DC, USA. He is well connected with  influential people within the government and made big money in a very short span time. Due to fall in some deal, he was convicted and pledge guilty leading to life sentence. Due to politic…

Book review: A Time to Kill

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I have heard a lot about John Grisham but never read his books. So after lot of waiting, I finally picked up one of his book name ‘A Time to Kill’. Set in early 1980’s in Clonton town in Ford County, Mississippi, a black man name Carl Lee Hailey is convicted for murdering 2 white boys for raping his daughter.

Two white boys kidnapped Taniya Hailey, a 10 year old black girl and gang raped her, abused her, beaten her and tried to kill her. In an attempt to kill her, she was found by workers and admitted into hospital. The county sheriff who is black find these two boys and they are put into trial. As the date of trial comes near, the father of the girl, Carl Lee Hailey carefully plan and kill those white boys in the court room. Carl Lee Hailey is convicted and he hire Jake Brigance, a young lawyer who practice law in the office provided by his retired but rich senior Lucien Wilbanks, to fight his case. This case turns out to be the biggest case of time and the whole state and nearby stat…