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Sycamore Row (The Jake Brigance) Mass Market Paperback – August 19, 2014
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“One of [Grisham’s] finest . . . Sycamore Row is a true literary event.”—The New York Times Book Review
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- Publisher : Dell; First Edition (August 19, 2014)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 642 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0345543246
- ISBN-13 : 978-0345543240
- Item Weight : 12 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.15 x 1.63 x 7.51 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you haven't read "A Time to Kill" yet (or watched the movie), you might want to read it first, because it is equally good and this book will be a bit of spoiler.
A good trial is when you listen to one of the lawyers and think, “Of course, there’s the truth. He’ll win.” Then you listen to the next lawyer and think exactly the same thing.
The characters are so well drawn that you feel for them all. Some you love and some you hate, but the ending will find you with tears in your eyes.
Without question, this book is absolutely phenomenal! I typically don't write reviews; however, I'm compelled to share my opinion. The storyline so rich with vivid details, riveting characters, and humor that I found myself reading it for hours at a time. I laughed, cried, felt sorrow and joy as I read from chapter to the next.
I highly recommend this book as an addition to your personal library.
Thank you John!
Many of the old characters from A Time to Kill are here, but the setting is different. Jake Brigance is still trying to rebuild his life after the Klan burned down his home and the insurance company has been stalling for three years as to the payoff. What Jake needs is an infusion of cash, what he did not expect was how the suicide and holographic will of a much disliked man was going to change everything.
Money changes people and when Henry Seth Hubbard, a white man, leaves the majority of his estate to his housekeeper Lettie Lang, a black woman, all hell breaks loose as anyone and everyone has an opinion as to why.
As a reader, a personal relationship between the two seemed too obvious and Mr. Grisham is a much better writer than that, so I began to jump to my own conclusions. Of course, I was wrong and the truth behind the largess is stunning. I reread that part twice and I swear I did not breathe either time.
Say what you will about John Grisham, but this man can write a courtroom drama. What unfolds in both the legal arena and the lives of those involved is both stupefying and mesmerizing. The people, the personalities, the humor, it all rings true. Bad choices are made that can derail the whole thing, but when you are fighting for the wishes of one man, a man with a secret that must be told, there is no stopping Jake in his fight for his client.
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Whilst Sycamore Row focuses on an entirely different area of law to its predecessor, it was nevertheless intriguing and gripping, particularly the last eight or so chapters. Throughout the whole novel I had two burning questions: why did Seth write the will in the way he did? And what did he and his brother see that 'no person should ever have to see'? Thankfully, these questions are answered by the end of the book, but perhaps not in the way that you might call predictable. Although there is a lot of narrative dedicated to the trial and what each lawyer says, I like this because I can visualise so clearly what is happening, as if I am actually sitting in the public gallery witnessing everything that takes place.
Sycamore Row may be slow but its plot is centered around an intriguing incident that keeps you asking why until the final chapters. I would recommend this novel to those who like a slow-burning legal thriller that surprises you with its conclusion and leaves you satisfied.
Absolutely brilliantly written. I am usually not a fan of American writers, but I have discovered two American writers during the U.K. Covid lockdowns.
Both writers are very different, clever and brilliant.
Reading this, I can hear the accents, see the people and places described.
I am there, observing.
I have been impressed by the integrity, the authenticity, the focus, the premise, the telling of the story, without the over use of strong language.
I am so glad John Grisham is a new “discovery” to me!
So much to look forward to.
A very skilled writer, no doubt.
I do have to ration the reading....otherwise nothing else would be achieved!
In addition to the anticipated relations, determined to invalidate the Will, whiffs of its potential bring forth from out of the woodwork virtually every lawyer from miles around, all angling for a bite of this irresistible cherry. One would have to be very naïve to imagine that every lawyer was a stickler for legality – you could count on the fingers of one hand those in this litigation who are honourable – but you’d need a lot more hands than that to count those who know no bounds in the dirty tricks to which they are ready to stoop, in order to claim their percentage.
To a Southern USA background, where most issues are reduced to skin colour, our attorneys play their brilliant games of verbal chess – much to my delight. A most intriguing read.