Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Book Review: The Rainmaker by John Grisham

Raining Millions, bring out your Umbrella.
TITLE: The Rainmaker
AUTHOR: John Grisham
PUBLISHER: Arrow Books,1995
PAGES: 568
GENRE: Fiction
REVIEWER: Manuel Odeny

after reading the book i agreed with the Daily Mail review: " He keeps us turning the pages untill after bedtime.." I concur less, I read the book for only a night.

Stuck in a profession he dislikes, law, one unemployed young lawyer in overcrowded profession in Memphis dodges mounting debts and humiliation from his colleagues. He broadcast his resume and knocks on law firms trying to look for employment.
After prostituting his academic qualification for loose end jobs he finds himself on the street with only one case.

One case which burdens him against a giant insurance company, Great Benefit, which killed a young man by refusing a claim to bone marrow transplant to treat cancer. Great Benefit refuses to pay in hope that the client could not get a lawyer. a shot
gone wrong.

It is only this case that could worth million of dollars and make the young newly qualified lawyer the rainmaker. scared, inexperienced and totally outgunned by the hottest trial lawyer money can buy Rudy Baylor, the young lawyer, embarks on the
battle to show the world the truth.
John Grisham

The book is gripping and holds the reader as s/he turns the pages. The king of legal thriller- Grisham- don't disappoint
and proves again that he is the best and didn't quit the robe for the pen without a good reason.

It is no wonder that a fellow author Ken Follett(Third Twin) reviewing for Evening Standard calls John Grisham " The best thriller writer alive:" making him have over 235 million books in print world wide.

1 comment:

  1. Must be an enjoyable read The Rainmaker by John Grisham. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and orignal, this book is going in by "to read" list.