Jim’s #15: The Firm by John Grisham

I’ve never really been into fiction books.  I always thought why spend my time reading fiction when I could read something worthwhile.  Well, I decided to give it a try finally… with John Grisham.  Everyone’s heard of him and his books almost always hit the #1 best seller list, so I decided to try out his first book, the Firm (I’ve always chuckled at how recognizable his titles are).  Some of you probably saw the movie.  I didn’t even know there was a movie until I was almost done with the book, though I did find myself thinking, “I bet if they made a movie with this, they would star Tom Cruise.”

So anyway, the story is one of Mitch McDeere, a well-recruited Harvard Law grad that is eventually lured away from the big shot firms to a small but remarkably well-paying one in Memphis only to find out that the firm is a front for a money laundering ring for a big shot mob family from Chicago.  Ok, that’s as much plot as I can give in one sentence.  It’s really a great book and makes me want to read more of Grisham’s stuff.  More importantly, I need to go find the movie and watch it.

2 Comments on Jim’s #15: The Firm by John Grisham

  1. Is now the great surge in reading with the wife in PNG? If you liked Grisham, check out The Lincoln Lawyer on Kindle… that was a good book.

  2. Yes, it certainly is. More to come as well. I need to do about 12 books while she’s gone. Get some catchup going on. Thanks for the suggestion.

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