Thursday, July 11, 2013

Find Some Surprises in the Firm by John Grisham



The Firm I believe was John Grisham’s second novel.  One of my favorites!   The last time I visited this novel was in college when I wrote a paper on it.

Synopsis:

Mitch McDeere is finishing law school he as some great offers on the table from different firms all over the United States.  There is one more that he is very curious about which comes from Bendeini, Lambert, and Locke.  They are a small firm from Memphis Tennessee.  The offer that is pitched to Mitch seems too good to be true…Is it too good to be true?  Once Mitch and Abby decide to move to Memphis strange events occur such as wired houses and cars.  That does not out shine the five dead lawyers from the firm.  No one has left the firm to practice somewhere else.   Mitch’s curiosity is piqued and he wants to know more about these deaths.  What will he find?  How will life change once the FBI is involved?

My Thoughts:

I would be lying if I didn’t say that The Firm is one of my favorite novels.  I have grown to appreciate the character of Mitch McDeere more each time I have read it.  The novel is totally engrossing.  A great plot!  The only negative for me was that I listened to it by audio this time and it was only three hours which means it was abridged. 

I was wondering which did you like better the novel or the movie?  When I was in college I wrote a paper on which was better.  For those of you who have seen both which do you think I chose?

Rating: 

4/5
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Journey to Another Time



Have you ever thought about visiting Scotland in 1743?    This question and more is answered in Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.

Synopsis:

Claire is on honeymoon trip with her husband Frank Randall.  Frank is a historian and has a position with Oxford University when they get back.   They are reconnecting in hopes of rekindling their romance since they were separated in the second world war.  One day while Frank is visiting a friend and his housekeeper shows Claire how to read leaves in  her tea.  The housekeeper foresees that she will have two marriages.  Claire’s first thought is it must be a mistake or would something happen to Frank?  Little does she know circumstance with change when she visits the stones at Cragna Dunn?   What will she find through the rocks?

My Thoughts:

This is not my first time through Outlander.  The first novel in a series introduces you to the main players in the future novels.   The point of this book is to introduce you to Jaime, Claire, and Frank.  I found the conflict to be most interesting what would you do if you were sent to a different time?   Has she committed adultery?
The only negative to me other than the length of the novel was the condition to of the audio book cds.  I love Diana’s writing but I wonder why some parts of the book are included?  I would still read more of her books. 

Ratings:

3.50/5

Please visit Diana on Facebook, twitter, and her website.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

In My Mailbox July 6, 2013


All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue

    
Double Click by Lisa Becker

 
Lessons in Being a Flapper by Angela smith

  
An Amish Kitchen by Beth Wiseman

I am currently reading:

     
 

I hope that everyone has enjoyed the holiday weekend!  I am traveling today back to Georgia.  I can't wait to read these new books.  Also we should see a giveaway for Hundred Summers soon!