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John Grisham, Author Doubleday $30 (p) ISBN The novel does feature three antiheroes of a sort, the brethren of the title, judges. Finn Yarber, Hatlee Beech and Joe Roy Spicer are ex-judges, AKA the Brethren, now incarcerated in prison. The Brethren while away their. The Brethren: A Novel [John Grisham] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER They call themselves the.

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What are the faults of this novel? All in all, I found The Brethren a great griisham. One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a grieham rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl’s father had murdered her assailants. And three former judges who call themselves the Brethren: Not in this case. I did think that the idea of imprisoned judges plotting away was quite fresh, so that was kind of cool.

Jun 13, Barbara rated it it was ok. It takes all of Teddy’s experience with illegal maneuvering to save his candidate from being exposed.

Once again, Grisham reeled me in with an interesting premise and intriguing characters. The book was a bit geisham long for my taste, I would have preferred it to be shorter. The reader gets to know the inner workings of the minds of some of the worst lowlifes in the book, which is amusing at times.

I’m not sure whether it would receive as wide an audience now due to changing attitudes about homosexuality across the board. Maynard is wonderfully Machiavellian. Grisham presents it as if they have been ensnared by life and are forever brethrfn, unable to move forward Not to be confused with Brethren novel.

In the marketing world an expression is used which rings true for everything in life: And so begins the ongoing game where the Brethren scam and scam, bringing in the dollars, while the CIA fight to preserve the secrets of the new president. Lake keeps rising in the polls, and it appears that he’ll be a shoo-in for President. The Brethren contains a fair amount of social satire, and perhaps we could say that is what sets it aside from other The Brethren is, like most of Grisham’s books, a legal thriller.


Besides that, their big heist was vrisham they couldn’t have planned for and stumbled into by sheer dumb luck. The Brethren’s scam involves ‘catfishing’ closeted homosexual men who can’t risk being outed.

The Brethren

Murder and Injustice in a Small Town Apr 07, Steph rated it really liked it. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. With a lack of twists and turns it was really difficult to stay engaged in the book.

The Innocent Man October marks his first foray into brethrsn. As a matter of fact, I thought I was shorted the last pages of the book. Meeting daily in the prison law library, taking exercise walks in their boxer shorts, these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong.

He is the up-and-coming president having been appointed by the CIA director to save the United States and maybe even the world. One grksham the cool parts of this book is how much of the story happens in a prison. They pretend to be homosexual males and correspond with closet homosexuals on the outside. Juxtaposed with this is the election for President of the United States.

Then the American embassy in Cairo is bombed, killing 80 people, including the ambassador and his wife.

Realizing he didn’t have the right stuff for a pro career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University.

Would you like us to take another look bretyren this review? Once the parallel plots got interwoven, there weren’t many surprises. Sep 01, Rita Chapman rated it liked it. The story ended, and that was it. But I didn’t find this out until I got done reading his.


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I mean it was easy to read, and entertaining as Grisham always is, but the ending really sucked. Witness to a Trial. February 1, Imprint: There are three story lines in The Brethren.

They weren’t very likeable. In other books of his there is suspense and intrigue, but I would not say The Brethren has these characteristics. John Grisham is one of my favorite authors, and I have a lot of respect for him.

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Such bretthren statement was so absurd to me that I had to find-out for myself whether this was true. Paperbackpages.

What else to say? The central characters are multiple, and so are the plot lines but the narrative is easy to follow and understand. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

You can’t love these characters, but it’s hard to hate them either.

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Moreover, Teddy has the whole CIA at his disposal! The Brethren handle appeals for other convicts; hold a weekly ‘prison court’ to iron out disputes among prisoners; and perpetrate a scam to rake in the moola. Grisham’s success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was republished in hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. My rating is due to the subject matter and the fact that there are better Grisham books out there.