AG’s Book Adventures
#BookReview: The Pelican Brief
#Author: John Grisham 🇺🇸
Type of work (Genre): Fiction
Number of pages: 436
Own or Borrowed: Own (bought from @booknookbookstore)
#ReadIt: at home & work
#OverallImpressions: what a thrilling read! I started less than 48 hours ago and couldn’t put it down. Read every chance I got. John Grisham is such an expert writer for legal thrillers. The plot was intriguing though as someone who’s read his work before, I figured out his angle quite early in the work and found I wasn’t far off by the end. This isn’t a bad thing because it doesn’t detract from the thrilling reading experience regardless. I love how he writes the story as though it’s a movie playing out scene by scene. I’m not surprised his works get adapted by Hollywood for the big screen. I’ll be watching the movie version for the first time when I get home later tonight. I also love that he really knows his stuff as a lawyer and works that in quite nicely without overbearing readers with boring legal knowledge. He also manages to both humanize (in terms of flaws and struggles) and give reverence to those in the legal profession. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable read with interesting and sharp characters.
#SomethingThatStoodOut: Grisham’s angle as an environmentalist bent on taking down the bad guys (big corporations). I believe this is the second book I’m reading by him with such environmental consciousness. Also, the book came with a detachable book mark found on the back cover. I couldn’t contain my giddiness when I saw this and wonder why most books aren’t printed this way.
#OverallRating:🖋🖋🖋🖋 (out of 5 fountain pens).
Recommend or nah: I absolutely recommend. It’s a fun and exciting read.
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