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Ford County: Stories by John Grisham

Ford County: Stories

by John Grisham

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These stories are filled with interesting characters. However, I found the endings mostly to lacks a WOW factor or I didn't see that coming. The best story in this collection is Blood Drive. This is an okay read. ( )
  lewilliams | Nov 18, 2015 |
My first Grisham experience. I was pleasantly surprised by how well-developed his characters were. He explored many interesting premises in this book, like a family dealing with a relative's execution on death row, a man leaving his life behind, an employee swindling the elderly even while making the nursing home a better place. Well-written and entertaining. ( )
  howifeelaboutbooks | Nov 4, 2015 |
He always surprises me

I've been one of John Grisham's fans for a long time, and have read the majority of his books; my favorite being A TIME TO KILL (his first). I'm ordinarily so deeply involved in reading the book that I don't even try to anticipate where it might be going, therefore, I'm usually surprised by his twist in the plot. I recently read THE INNOCENT MAN, which was a true story, and I really didn't care for it. That was another surprise for me.Then someone gave me FORD COUNTY (2009). This is a collection of seven of his short stories, each of which is excellent and completely different from the others. The next-to-last story, FUNNY BOY, is a heartbreaker. I really believe John Grisham is one of the very best of our contemporary writers. ( )
1 vote AudrieClifford | Jan 22, 2015 |
This book is a hoot. I've read some of Grisham's novels before. The only thing this collection of short stories has in common with Grisham's other works is that the law or lawyers plays a role in each story. Grisham's creativity and sense of humor are on full display in Ford County. I'm not normally into short stories, but as I finished each story, I couldn't wait to get to the next one. Great airplane reading. ( )
1 vote cmaese | Dec 30, 2014 |
For the most part the stories in FORD COUNTY are enjoyable on some level but there are few with greatly compelling narratives. I read 3/4 of them and have set the rest aside for another time. Time will tell whether I desire to return one day. ( )
  phrenetic.mind | Dec 30, 2014 |
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The intermittent bursts of genuine thought and originality in “Ford County” show us how good [Grisham] might be if he weren’t so content to coast.
Mr. Grisham can give his story an unexpected twist without need of a heavy hand. His novels sometimes moralize; these short stories don’t need to because they transform their agendas into pure, vigorous plot.
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By the time the news of Bailey's accident spread through the rural settlement of Box Hill, there were several versions of how it happened.
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Collection of short stories set in the fictional Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of Grisham's first novel, A Time to Kill.
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John Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his immensely popular first novel, "A Time to Kill," with this wholly surprising collection of stories.

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