The Appeal (Grisham)

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.

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  1. Curt Heximer

    Hi Paul,
    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.
    Curt Heximer
    985 264-3678