Rainer Maria Rilke

"Live a while in these books, learn from them what seems to you worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be repaid you a thousand and a thousand times, and however your life may turn,-it will, I am certain of it, run through the fabric of your growth as one of the most important threads among all the threads of your experiences, disappointments, and joys."--Rainer Maia Rilke

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Must Have Been Written for Matthew McConaughey

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
(Adult Crime Thriller)

As soon as I started reading this book, I could totally picture Matthew McConaughey playing this part and this was well before the movie came out.  It was amazing how much it reminded me of John Grisham and ALL the roles McConaughey has played.

Michael "Mickey" Haller is a sleazy defense attorney.  His ex-wife is in the prosecutor's office and his second ex-wife is his secretary.  How does he do that?  Even though there is much to dislike about him, you can't help but fall for his charm.

Haller is hired by a man accused of rape and murder.  That case soon leads to the trail of a serial killer and ties in with another, older, case of Haller's.  What I at first thought was going to be  run-of-the-mill lawyer thriller turned into a story with more depth than my aunt's lasagna and with just as much spice.

The entire  book is one mystery within another that can only be solved through Haller's genius court skills, and it's doubtful he can pull the whole thing off.  The book is at times humorous and sad but always full of action and suspense and left me with some hope for Haller in the next book (there has to be another!)  And, like all good books, I doubt very much the movie can compete with such a great story.

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