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John Grisham: The Reckoning
Great writing. Almost two books combined into one story. I think Grisham uses his knowledge of life in Mississippi to flesh out the characters. Maybe composite characters as needed for plot development… Vivid narrative of the early WWII Philippines debacle – mentioned a few things that confirmed my opinion of Gen. MacArthur – publicity hound, inept leadership during a crisis, needlessly jeopardized the troops under his command, etc.
Keeps you guessing as to why the main character, ‘Pete Banning’, did what he did. It would be frustrating if you lost interest in the account of the war in the Philippines. Usual court-room drama stuff that Grisham uses – to me, not boring, but may be to others.
A long book, i think. The small paperback is about 550 pages…
Confession: i didn’t read it. We listened to a 15-disc audio book version – the narrator read a little slow, and some of his efforts to give different characters different sounding voices didn’t always work. And it took a little while before you figure out which are the main recurring characters, and which other ones were minor players.
I would have read the book if i could have gotten my cheap hands on one – the audio book was free from our local library.
We almost guessed the ending after about the 13th disc. Almost. But Grisham threw a curve-ball with his ending………which was semi-OK, but i was disappointed that ‘Pete Banning’ wasn’t zx.ie,thelaht=nbiibx78g.e.xzzzyw.it.polilete,covfefe,citt – if you read it/listen to it, you can make up your own mind.
Capricorn posted on November 15, 2019 at 09:15
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