Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Review: The Appeal by John Grisham

In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town’s water supply, causing the worst “cancer cluster” in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it. Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided? The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice.

Okay here it goes, my review on The Appeal is going to be a hard one. I like John Grisham, I really do. I've read almost all his novels. I even rated the last one a five star rating, almost perfect to be exact. But The Appeal didn't really trigger anything "special" for me.

I wasn't able to finish this one, I was halfway reading it when I realized I couldn't go on. It was boring, too many words that could've been edited and omitted, and just plain "not good".  I won't exhaust myself with details why I didn't like The Appeal so as to soften the blow. I really hate making bad reviews but sometimes, I need to. The Associate is on my reading pile and I hope it's way better than this one.

My Rating: 2 Stars

1 comment:

La Toya said...

Oh I hate it when that happens!!! Well sorry that you couldn't get through it!

La Toya (La Toya, Literally)

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