Let me save you the effort of reading this cynical and depressing book: the good guys lose. All of them, in fact: the lawyers who go nearly half a million dollars in debt financing their client’s suit against an egregious polluter, the plaintiff herself, a Mississippi Supreme Court justice running for re-election, and even the candidate who replaces her. The only winner is a slimy, money-grubbing billionaire. I don’t expect every book I read to be Pollyanna, but I was surprised by the degree of cynical commentary that Grisham slipped in here. Not recommended.
One response to “The Appeal (Grisham)”
If your dad is named David and your mom is Ann,
then I’ve succeeded in tracking them down. I was in the Air Force at Houma back in the middle 60’s. I attended their wedding and they were part of mine as I married a good friend of Ann’s.
We have since gone our separate ways but I always had wonderful memories of Dave and Ann.
I see where they live in Perrysburg, OH. I was raised in Fayette which is about 35 miles west of Toledo on Route 20. I now live in Covington, LA.
I’d love to hear from them if they are interested in communicating with me. Thanks for your time.