Rainer Maria Rilke

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Little Pockets of Genius

Ford County:  Stories by John Grisham

Adult Fiction

This is a collection of short stories that revisits some of Grisham's best loved settings.  There is something for everyone in this book--humor, tragedy and lots of legalisity lawyering(what Grisham does best!)  This book is just as amazing as a 'regular' novel.  Grisham is one of those rare authors whose voice caresses in your ear as you read.  You can't help but hear his Southernness and trueness.  He has a way of making me believe each story really happened in real life, just as he saw it.  My husband listened to the audiotape and said it was absolutely amazing.  Since it was read by the author, that is easy to believe. 

Every story in this book is a work of the master.  You won't be disappointed if you're a Grisham fan.  The most affecting story is one about a lawyer.  He's just a regular guy with a job, a wife, and aq couple of kids.  Life is going fine until he is kidnapped ad forced to the face the reality of one of the cases he has argued against.  It's tragic and haunting and just so darned good!

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