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The Firm (1991)

by John Grisham

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Great fast read lots of twists and turns. Exciting ending. ( )
  fionalola | Oct 24, 2013 |
SUMMARY: At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had his choice of the best in America. He made a deadly mistake. When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way.テつテつThe firm leased him a BMW, paid off his schoolテつテつloans, arranged a mortgage and hired him aテつテつdecorator. Mitch McDeere should have remembered what hisテつテつbrother Ray -- doing fifteen years in a Tennesseeテつテつjail -- already knew. You never get nothing forテつテつnothing. Now the FBI has the lowdown on Mitch'sテつテつfirm and needs his help. Mitch is caught between aテつテつrock and a hard place, with no choice -- if heテつテつwants to live.From the Hardcover edition. ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
This was my first Grisham, and I fell in love. At the time it was the best suspense book ever for me. ( )
  shesinplainview | Aug 6, 2013 |
This one was my second Grisham, the first being The Chamber and both being Legal thrillers by the same author, I can't help, but draw parallels and contrasts between the two books. The plot for The Firm was more shocking and incredible, and the book read more like an Ian Fleming novel. While The Chamber had a young lawyer trying to save his grandfather, the scale of this story was grand.

Now a similarity between the two books, and I am afraid it isn't flattering - despite the fact that both books are totally centred on the main character at the expense of sacrificing the other characters, the characters lack the ability to draw you in, to get you emotionally attached, vested, to the fate of the character and the story. They are very impersonal with superficial emotions, you know how they think, but not how they feel.

A decent read all things considered and I wouldn't mind reading some more Grisham in future.

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  PiyushC | Jul 30, 2013 |
One of the first "adult" books I read as a young teenager. I found it shocking and scandalous at the time. Decent suspense, decent scenario, but all the Grisham I read after was downhill. ( )
  Snukes | Jun 14, 2013 |
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Hard to believe, but there was a time when the word "lawyer" wasn't synonymous with "criminal," and the idea of a law firm controlled by the Mafia was an outlandish proposition. This intelligent, ensnaring story came out of nowhere--Oxford, Mississippi, where Grisham was a small-town lawyer--and quickly catapulted to the top of the bestseller list, with good reason. Mitch McDeere, the appealing hero, is a poor kid whose only assets are a first-class mind, a Harvard law degree, and a beautiful, loving wife. When a Memphis law firm makes him an offer he really can't refuse, he trades his old Nissan for a new BMW, his cramped apartment for a house in the best part of town, and puts in long hours finding tax shelters for Texans who'd rather pay a lawyer than the IRS. Nothing criminal about that. He'd be set for life, if only associates at the firm didn't have a funny habit of dying, and the FBI wasn't trying to get Mitch to turn his colleagues in. The tempo and pacing are brilliant, the thrills keep coming, and the finish has a wonderful ironic flourish. It's not hard to see why Grisham changed the genre permanently with this one, and few of his colleagues in a very crowded field come close to equaling him. --Jane Adams

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At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had his choice of the best in America. He made a deadly mistake. When Mitch McDerre signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. The firm leased him a BMW, paid off his school loans, arranged a mortgage and hired him a decorator. Mitch McDeere should have remembered what his brother Ray, doing fifteen years in a Tennessee jail, already knew. You never get nothing for nothing. Now the FBI has the lowdown on Mitch's firm and needs his help. Mitch is caught between a rock and a hard place, with no choice, if he wants to live.… (more)

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