Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Writing for Your Life!

A few years ago John Grisham wrote a novel The Pelican Brief.  I recently reread it! Is it still as good as before?


Darby is in her second year of Law School at Tulane University.  She is having an affair with her professor Callahan.  Life could not get any better!  Then one day Justices Rosenberg and Jenson are murdered.  Darby hears about the murders and thinks she can figure out who did it.  Classes are skipped hours are spent figuring out a theory on who did it.  One day Callahan takes a look at the brief after Darby dismisses her theory.  He offers to show her brief to a friend of his in D.C. who works with the FBI.  Little did they know the chain reaction of events that would happen because of this brief?  People start dying in order to protect the interests of one wealthy client of White and Blazevich.  Who can Darby rely on once these events start occurring?

My Thoughts:

I think that The Pelican Brief will have a permanent place on my bookshelf.  I don’t know if it is the strong female lead character of Darby Shaw.  Don’t get me wrong the other characters are great too! 

To write a good thriller there must be detail.  It helps us understand the action later in the story.  There are times when I want to say okay this great but why is this important!  Then it is revealed later in the story.  There were some slow spots in The Pelican Brief but still a great story.



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