He is a very captivating author, who introduces his characters and setting well. It’s a bit of a slow start to his books, but incredibly interesting and unique. Immediately begins with ominous atmosphere: Mitch is a young lawyer fresh out of law school, and he is approached by this mysterious firm. They are not quite telling him everything about the firm, and readers get a sense that it is corrupt. Still a very popular book after all these years and now a new TV series. (submitted by ND)
The book is very good as are most of john grisham's books. His books however are not meant to be the ones in which you fall in love with the characters. its more about the plot of the book. This book is meant to show that not a single person is really good, it revealings secrets about the characters that make them unlikable. The plot although a little exaggerated was very well thought out. It isn't a book where you can pull off a plot like this one unless it is written by someone as brillant as grisham. The book is written in 3rd perspective but not to fear he is the best author i have read who can make 3rd perspective very good except Stieg Larson the author of the girl with a dragon tattoo who who should read because that is one of the best books ever written.
Greatbook could not put it down.
I think this is a very good book considering it's relatively early in the list from Grisham. It's definitely not as polished as later books and if you've seen the movie you cannot help but think of Tom Cruise, but it's still a good read
The problem with hearing about an author before reading his books is that the books may not live up to your expectations. This was the case with this book. It is the second Grisham book I've read (the first was The Last Juror, and I decided to give him one more go by reading this one). It is fairly interesting, fairly thrilling. It's not really my cup of tea. The writing was dull, especially the conversations, which seemed forced and practised, and the characters, cardboard placeholders in my opinion which elicited no sympathy. All Mitch's problems are his own fault, and I wasn't brought to care.
I enjoy most John Grisham books. This one, however, has been my least favourite read. The characters and plot are a little too unbelievable and don't get much more interesting than the summary on the back cover.
I guess it's a classic of the genre and from that perspective an interesting read. But I found many of the characters and plot twists unbelievable and the main character (Mitch McDeere) rather unpleasant (what gets him and his wife into trouble in the first place is their love of money and all things material). I'll probably read some more Grisham, to give him the benefit of the doubt, but The Firm did not live up to expectation.
The first Grisham book I ever read, and I was hooked!
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