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by John Grisham

  • ISBN: 1444730614
  • Author: John Grisham
  • ePub ver: 1397 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1397 kb
  • Rating: 4.2 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 448
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (March 1, 2012)
  • Formats: mbr doc azw rtf
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
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Home John Grisham The Litigators. Wally fancied himself a hardball litigator, and his blustery ads promised all kinds of aggressive behavior.

Home John Grisham The Litigators. We Fight for Your Rights! and Insurance Companies Fear Us! and We Mean Business! Such ads could be seen on park benches, city transit buses, cabs, high school football programs, even telephone poles, though this violated several ordinances.

When I first began reading John Grisham’s The Litigators I was immediately drawn into it. It's a must-read book, if you . I won this book as a First Reads giveaway. In high school, I loved John Grisham but haven’t returned to him since reading The King of Torts as a college sophomore. It's a must-read book, if you enjoy the snappy witty charm of a young black woman keeping her older bosses together. I couldn’t tell if my tastes had matured or his quality had diminished but I was not impressed at all and he’s fallen off my radar since then.

The Litigators is a 2011 legal thriller novel by John Grisham, his 25th fiction novel overall. The Litigators is about a two-partner Chicago law firm attempting to strike it rich in a class action lawsuit over a cholesterol reduction drug by a major. The Litigators is about a two-partner Chicago law firm attempting to strike it rich in a class action lawsuit over a cholesterol reduction drug by a major pharmaceutical drug company. The protagonist is a Harvard Law School grad big law firm burnout who stumbles upon the boutique and joins it only to find himself litigating against his old law firm in this case.

Excerpted from The Litigators by John Grisham. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. the kind of -shoulders suspense story that demands to be inhaled as quickly as possible. One of Grisham’s best efforts in many seasons. a rousing return to his dexterous pt-system storytelling. Packed with tension, legal roadblocks, and shocking revelations.

John Grisham is no stranger to it, but while his new novel, The Litigators, contains all the ingredients for a classic David versus . Grisham, author of 23 novels, has recently widened his playing field with a move into children's fiction.

John Grisham is no stranger to it, but while his new novel, The Litigators, contains all the ingredients for a classic David versus Goliath story, this is no standard Erin Brockovich-style affair. Even so, our hero is a David. In The Litigators he shows he is equally at home with humour: despite an extra strand to the story which sees David crusading on behalf of a five-year-old Burmese boy in a ed coma, there is a thick vein of sly, black humour running through the heart of this novel, thanks in large part to the magnificently unsavoury, wonderfully.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The partners at Finley & Figg-all two of them-often refer to themselves as a boutique law firm.

The Litigators by John Grisham is one of the author’s legal thriller books The Litigators Book Description. The partners at Finley & Figg often refer to themselves as a boutique law firm.

The Litigators by John Grisham is one of the author’s legal thriller books. Like many of his novels, this story was a New York Times bestseller. This story’s date of publication was October 25, 2011. The Litigators Book Description. Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous.

John Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today. The start of this book didn't work well for me. It took too long. One lawyer quit his job in a rather exciting way. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Where Grisham leads, millions of readers follow. A mighty narrative talent.

David Zinc has it all: Big firm, big salary, life in the lawyer's fast lane.Until the day he snaps and throws it all away.Leaving the world of corporate law far behind, he talks himself into a new job with Finley & Figg. A self-styled 'boutique' firm with only two partners, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are ambulance-chasing street lawyers who hustle nickel-and-dime cases, dreaming of landing the big win.For all his Harvard Law Degree and five years with Chicago's top firm, Zinc has never entered a courtroom, never helped a client who really needed a lawyer, never handled a gun.All that is about to change.
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Early on in Grisham's career, he wrote with fire. He went off against the ills of the legal and political systems, kicked greed between the legs, and did it all with some memorable, believable characters. His success was not surprising. Then, he stumbled. He lost the fire. I barely hung on through books like "The Brethren" and "The Broker." But last year's "The Confession" showed him kindling some new heat over a subject he is passionate about, and I applauded it, even if it was a bit stale at times.

"The Litigators" is the first Grisham book I've had fun reading in a long time. I get the feeling he had fun writing this one. We meet grouchy Oscar Finley and plucky, unethical Wally Figg, partners at Finley & Figg. These are some humorous, annoying, even likable guys scraping to make a living through any client and situation possible. They're propped up a the tough secretary. They're bottom feeders. Along comes David Zinc, who can no longer stomach the hundred-hour work weeks at a legal firm where 600 other lawyers are employed. He goes off the rails, decides to check out one fine morning, and ends up drunk hours later on the steps at the ignoble Finley & Figg. Despite his recent bender, he's actually a guy who loves his wife, albeit not always well, and still retains some ethical and legal standards, since he's not yet stepped foot into a court or heard the way things go down between a rascally attorney and a leering judge.

With Finley & Figg adding Zinc to their recipe, the mixture bubbles over. Figg stumbles into a potentially huge torts lawsuit against a pharmaceutical manufacturer (while scraping for clients at a funeral home, no less), and he starts signing up other clients (ones who are alive, thank goodness). In his enthusiasm, he drags along Zinc and senior partner Finley, eventually landing their tiny firm in court against a formidable armada of attorneys.

As I whipped through the pages, I found myself laughing out loud on more than one occasion--and for all the right reasons this time. Grisham gives us some great characters, three-dimensional, likable, understandable, despicable, and everything in between. This is the Grisham I remember, one who was passionate, even fiery, but who also loved people and never forgot they were the driving force in his stories. Something has shifted. That fire is back. And this is easily my favorite Grisham in years.
I purchased this book in Kindle format and had a great deal of fun with both the story and the quirky characters. I don't think I've ever read another author who can present and track a more fascinating set of characters. The law details can get a bit long and dry at times, but they support the premise well and never get in the way of the strong characterizations. We have a young lawyer who hates his suffocating job and the mega-firm that employs him to the point of "snapping" in the elevator one morning and giving it all up to join (accidentally) a ramshackle ambulance-chasing firm that he stumbles upon consisting of two quarreling attorneys, their streetwise secretary, and a "firm dog" named AC. I found the four of them, and the various other people who make up this busy adventure, just plain good old fashioned fun. I recommend this book as a pleasant diversion. Glad I bought it.
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I noticed there were some single star reviews, and for the life of me, I can't figure out why anyone would give this story a low rating. Different strokes, I guess. For me, this was a great read. Maybe because I know what it's like to dread going to a job I hate, I completely understand walking away from something that pays well but literally makes you feel sick. So when David Zinc walked away from his big-time paycheck and grinding 80 hour work week, I couldn't help but think yeah! As far as the other characters in the book go, I liked them. Yes, they were a bit quirky, but that's what made them fun.

As a writer, I envisioned Grisham sitting there, pounding on the keyboard, maybe laughing at some of the craziness he was inventing and enjoying every minute of it. The enjoyment shines through on every page.

The story has a good, even pace - you never get bogged down waiting for what comes next because the progression moves smoothly. There's a lot here: a bit of tongue in cheek humor, the legal wrangling we all expect from Grisham, done in true Grisham style (which I happen to love), some pathos, some suspense and a resolution that is satisfying and gratifying. It's a good ride and I didn't want to put it down until I knew how it would all come out. It didn't disappoint.
I work in a law firm and have been employed in law firms for more than 30 years. I have only recently gotten into John Grisham's books because I had thought they were mass market. I could not put the book down, especially toward the last half. What a wonderful ending. Plus my granddaughter who was recently accepted into Howard University on a full scholarship, and wants to pursue a law degree after her undergraduate studies, says she's been reading Grisham since the fifth grade. LOL!
Attorney David Zinc left his high powered job one day, went to a bar where he stayed all day vowing to never return. By chance, he eventually arrived drunkenly at the offices of Finley and Figg, street lawyers who chased ambulances and divorces and were always on the brink of financial ruin. He signed on with them, attracted by their laid back style. However, life changed when Wally Figg found a potential law suit that could change their fortune. Nothing went as expected as all three lawyers were over their heads, not being Tort lawyers for starters. Grisham gives the reader good insight into the challenges of lawyers who struggle to make a living, and Oscar Finley, Wally, and David are well defined, not just through their work, but who they are as men. A really good read that is hard to put down.
This was the 1st Grisham book I've read since The Rainmaker. The Litigators is a quick and easy read with the pages turning fast and faster. This isn't great literature but light and quick reading. I liked the characters and the plot was good, albeit predictable. I had guessed the outcome 1/3 of the way through the book but that's ok, it was still fun. I read it in less than a week and it kept me entertained. I would recommend it for light reading

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