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The Pelican Brief By John Grisham The Pelican Brief In suburban Georgetown a killer s Reeboks whisper on the front floor of a posh home In a seedy D C porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to death The next day America learns that two of its Supreme
  • Title: The Pelican Brief
  • Author: John Grisham
  • ISBN: 9780385339704
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Pelican Brief By John Grisham In suburban Georgetown a killer s Reeboks whisper on the front floor of a posh home In a seedy D.C porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to death The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated And in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a legal brief To Darby Shaw it was no than a legal shot in the dark, aIn suburban Georgetown a killer s Reeboks whisper on the front floor of a posh home In a seedy D.C porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to death The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated And in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a legal brief To Darby Shaw it was no than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess To the Washington establishment it was political dynamite Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder a murder intended for her Going underground, she finds there is only one person she can trust an ambitious reporter after a newsbreak hotter than Watergate to help her piece together the deadly puzzle Somewhere between the bayous of Louisiana and the White House s inner sanctums, a violent cover up is being engineered For someone has read Darby s brief Someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable crime.
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    1. John Grisham

      Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60 70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby writing his first novel.Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player Realizing he didn t have the right stuff for a pro career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation In 1983, he was elected to the state House of Representatives and served until 1990.One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve year old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl s father had murdered her assailants Getting up at 5 a.m every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987 Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood Press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.That might have put an end to Grisham s hobby However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full time career and spark one of publishing s greatest success stories The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for 600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991.The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham s reputation as the master of the legal thriller Grisham s success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was republished in hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell This time around, it was a bestseller.Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, and The Broker and all of them have become international bestsellers There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages Nine of his novels have been turned into films The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas , as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man The Innocent Man October 2006 marks his first foray into non fiction.Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, VA.Grisham took time off from writing for several months in 1996 to return, after a five year hiatus, to the courtroom He was honoring a commitment made before he had retired from the law to become a full time writer representing the family of a railroad brakeman killed when he was pinned between two cars Preparing his case with the same passion and dedication as his books protagonists, Grisham successfully argued his clients case, earning them a jur

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    1. The Pelican Brief, John GrishamTaut thriller about a young law student whose legal brief about the assassination of two Supreme Court justices causes her to be targeted by killers She realizes just how accurate her accusations have been when her lover and mentor is murdered Forced to go on the run in New Orleans, she is aided by a journalist who helps her unravel a conspiracy involving senior government figures 1999 1373 672 1377 672 9649094083 20 1384 500 9647100671 1394 535 9789647100670 [...]

    2. The Pelican Brief is darker than Grisham s usual works, but it s still very well written and original, and its descriptions of characters and scenery are very vivid and realistic.

    3. I worked at a law firm where part of the movie was filmed When Julia Roberts s character goes into a law firm to ask for a particular lawyer only to find out that he no longer works there and she leaves, that is my old firm It is an ornate marble lobby with a small stream of water in the middle of the lobby She goes through a glass door and can either go up an escalator or up some stairs to the reception desk, which overlooks the lobby The walls are all glass and she can see across the floor int [...]

    4. I read this when it came out and I was a restless teenager I never saw the movie I only gave it three stars because I remember it being exciting but still considered it pulp fiction Perhaps the topic of assassinated Supreme Court justices over environmentalism will become a relevant topic soon and it merits a re read Or not.

    5. This book was a lot suspenseful and entertaining than I thought it would be I don t know why I thought it would be so boring, since John Grisham is so popular It was incredibly suspenseful at parts It was the first book I d read by Grisham, so I really didn t know what was coming I had three problems with it 1 Although, like I said, the book as a whole was really suspenseful, I thought the end was a bit anticlimatic 2 The environmentalism was a bit heavy handed I m all about preserving the envi [...]

    6. Read it years ago, remember I liked it, entertaining read I used to like reading Grisham s books, maybe I ll try a new one soon, sort of lost track of all the books he wrote in the past years.

    7. My first Grisham novel and probably my last The book was much too formulaic and a bit dull not for an avid mystery reader and an adrenaline junkie though at certain points it was a fast page turner The plot was really weak Maybe this environmental conspiracy plot was breakthrough in the 90s but in 2010, it s a tad bit overused and overdone What made this book unbearable was Grisham characterization of Darby She is the generic 90s heroineextremely smart, absolutely stunning, with a spunky attitud [...]

    8. i had read a less well known grisham book, and was pretty disappointed, so i decided to read this one, which is supposedly one of his best terrible ending, tedious story for the most part if you can read quickly you might not think you re wasting your time on this book.

    9. I read this book when I was a freshman in high school I was looking for a book to read for a book report in my English class and the librarian suggested that I read The Pelican Brief I read it and the rest is history 15 years and 36 books later, I m still reading Grisham s books He is my favorite author and it all started with this novel.

    10. Washington wakes up to the gruesome news that two members of the Supreme Court have been murdered overnight The shocking part was in their diversity The old, should have retired years ago, Democrat Justice Rosenberg and the younger Republican Justice Jensen The fact that they were almost always on opposite sides of any issue left law enforcement with no clear political motive The only clues left behind seemed to be ones of the killer s choosing A nylon cord used to garrote Jensen as he sat in a [...]

    11. Acabo de terminarlo hace apenas unos momentos Debo decir que me ha gustado pero me gust m s La Confesi n Me parece evidente que es uno de sus primeros trabajos, es menos legalista que el anterior que menciono y usa m s los t picos elementos usados para agradar a un p blico m s amplio, inclu do cierto componente rom ntico s til Adem s es mucho m s comedido en sus cr ticas ya que aunque las hay son m s del tipo que todo el mundo sabe y siempre dejan de lado que las que nos encontramos en La Confes [...]

    12. John Grisham primo fatale incontro Il rapporto Pelican un libro da apnea , ovvero appartiene a quel genere di libri che ti lasciano come unica via d uscita la totale immersione Non puoi smettere di leggere, il demone della frenesia da lettura si impossessa di tutte le tua facolt fisiche e mentali, perci non puoi fare altro che arrivare, in preda all ingordigia, all ultima pagina.Tanto di cappello Quante volte mi capitato di avere la necessit fisica e mentale di letture simili In questi momenti s [...]

    13. I found great pleasure in this book Grisham wove an outstanding, well researched plot His characters move forward into the plot with three dimensions shaping with each word and act I couldn t put the book down Grisham blesses me, and gives me what I need, the way S King does, in the sense of a mini vacation from reality The power of this book, for me, came through the characters, and the outstanding dialogue.If you haven t seen the movie or read it A Law student writes a report on the killings o [...]

    14. This book was hard to get into I only read it because I heard it on Jeapardy and I wanted to seems smart LOL, Just kidding.The book was interesting, but with reading other books as well, I tended to jump around a lot I usually don t do that, but it seemed like the book was really dry unless you were reading a dialog.

    15. An edge of your seat thriller that keeps you turning the pages right up until the very end A well done book by a great author.

    16. Many years since I read it, but I remember I couldn t put it down and falling in love with Darby Shaw I read the book before the film and Julia Roberts was brilliantly cast in the role.

    17. Agggghhhh Loved the movie so picked this up but whoa Too many characters, too many POVs, multiple POVs in many scenes without a scene break all made it hard to follow Still, a good story.

    18. Such an exciting read I ve never watched the movie, but now I must see it.The story is a testament to the adage small but incredible The package may be small, but it could be a bomb inside Who d have thought that a brief written by one gorgeous law student would be the downfall of many powerful men Grisham did a good job on playing out the whole story Nothing was missed and cut I didn t have unanswered questions This is one of his best.

    19. I watched this movie on the flight home from Oslo, I really liked it, and I was inspired to read the book Surprisingly, I actually liked the movie than the book, just because they didn t try to create a relationship between Gray and Darby, which just seemed super forced and cheesy in the book.

    20. First time I read this was 20 years ago Just reread it for a book club and it s as exciting and relevant today as it was then.

    21. I recently re read The Pelican Brief Also known as John Grisham s love letter to Julia Roberts He wrote the character of Darby Shaw with Julia Roberts in mind Did he write the character of Gray Grantham with Denzel Washington in mind Methinks probably not.You probably know the plot two Supreme Court justices get knocked off A Tulane University student named Darby Shaw comes up with a theory as to who is responsible for the killings She s spot on, and has to go on the run to save her own life She [...]

    22. I expected nothing but greatness from Grisham, and he didn t let me down though that doesn t mean I don t have some small critiques.Though The Pelican Brief was filled with suspense, the beginning to mid section of the novel did feel a little slow, but as the chapters go the book started sticking to my hands NOTE Do not I repeat do not, read the last 5 7 chapters before going to bed Give yourself enough time I made the mistake to start reading the end at 11 30pm and didn t put the book down unti [...]

    23. One of the boring plots Formula of Grisham Extortions, scams, legal issues, gayism, some political flavor There are many unanswered questions in the plot There are some thrilling points during the plot, but not very gripping at some times which leaves the reader a puzzled feeling The story begins with the assassination of twophilosophically divergent Supreme CourtJustices Liberal Justice Rosenberg is killedat his home, while the conservative JusticeJensen is killed inside a gay porn cinema Theci [...]

    24. In the space of one night, two Justices of the Supreme Court of the US are murdered Professionally and swiftly, by a hired assassin who vanishes without leaving a trace While a weak President, controlled by an ambitious and ruthless assistant named Fletcher Coal, exults at the thought that he will now be able to engineer the appointment of two new Justices who will be easier to manipulate, in faraway New Orleans a law student smells something fishy about the killings of Justices Rosenberg and Je [...]

    25. The characters were unlikable for me However at least the character flaws were addressed later on in the novel Halfway through the book I had a pretty good idea of who was behind all of this It s an easy read and initially I was mesmerized But the it went on the less enthused I got by it The ending sort of dragged, I wish it was cut sooner view spoiler In America federal elections are bought out all the time Money from large super pacs are donated to campaigns But what do these super pacs want [...]

    26. A clever suspenseful novel Follows the movie too, which is why I bought the book.A young law student stumbles upon a theory of who benefits from a corporate oil deal that threatens wildlife Turns out her theory is true, so the powers that be go after her She partners with a bright news reporter and together they learn the truth However, they must dodge attempts on their lives, including a Mid East assassin who seems unstoppable.

    27. Hol ee crap, that s hours and hours of my life I ll never get back I ve never read any of Grishams books, as thrillers starring lawyers and legal briefs have never interested me Now having read this I don t see that changing any time in the foreseeable future The entire plot line was entirely too convoluted Too many characters with too many boring government jobs that I don t care about Too much seemingly pointless plotting behind the scenes The basic plotline itself failed to hold my interest f [...]

    28. Having recently come across a Grisham novel I actually enjoyed, I was encouraged to try another I had only vague recollections of the film version of The Pelican Brief , but I figure that a book what was made into a film starring Hollywood stars as major as Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington couldn t be all bad.In The Pelican Brief , two Supreme Court Justices are murdered, seemingly at random A legal student, Darby Shaw, thinks that they are linked and writes a brief explaining her thinking be [...]

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