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1anirudhmb First Message
Aug 25, 2007, 6:07am

looking for work like fountainhead, where the central/main character is a lawyer, just like in fountainhead, a architect was the central/main character....other than john grisham ....

2rebeccanyc
Aug 25, 2007, 9:58am

In what way would you like it to be like The Fountainhead? Or are you just looking for any book with a lawyer as the main character, other than those by John Grisham? The more you can explain what you like, the more people here might be able to help you.

3anirudhmb
Aug 26, 2007, 3:42am

Mainly philosophy, and the story line should not just be about one "big" case,but I am looking out for the way life revolves around a lawyer, the challenges a lawyer comes across, basically an exposition on "reality" and "idealism", etc like Fountainhead contained a lot of "rationalism";"individualism","capitalism";

4quartzite
Edited: Aug 26, 2007, 6:31pm

Perhaps some of Scott Turow's books which revolve which tend to have a lawyer as a central character looking at major life issues in conjunction with a legal case. Laws of our Fathers maybe?

5myshelves
Edited: Aug 26, 2007, 7:31pm

#1

I've read a lot of lawyer/trial books, and I can't come up with anything. Why did you say "other than Grisham"? Do his books come anywhere near to what you want?

6anirudhmb
Aug 27, 2007, 1:40am

I say other than Grisham, beacuse I have read almost all his books, and I am looking for works from other authors.

7anirudhmb
Aug 27, 2007, 1:43am

Thank you. I will certainly check them out.

8myshelves
Edited: Aug 28, 2007, 12:44am

#6

anirudhmb,

But I was asking if Grisham's books are the sort of thing you are looking for. If any are, which come closest?

9anirudhmb
Edited: Aug 28, 2007, 3:54pm

It has been quite some time since I have read Grisham, I have even forgotten the theme of some works. So if you would want me to answer, which comes closest, of hand I would say The Rainmaker.

It reminds me of a statement by Sir Francis Bacon - "Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention."-Sir Francis Bacon-English author, courtier, & philosopher (1561 - 1626)

All of Grisham's books are racy, page turners, meant to be swallowed, but do not come anywhere close to what I am looking for, probably you would understand me better if you read Fountainhead (here I make a assumption, that you have not read Fountainhead).

10myshelves
Sep 5, 2007, 11:12pm

#9

Au contraire. :-) I've read The Fountainhead ("to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention," IMO), and I've read most of Grisham's books (fun reads, but I like the movie versions better.)

That's why I couldn't figure out why you said "other than john grisham." I'd never have dreamt of recomending those as in any way comparable.