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A Time to Kill

18 Ratings: 3.6
A book by John Grisham

This addictive tale of a young lawyer defending a black Vietnam war hero who kills the white druggies who raped his child in tiny Clanton, Mississippi, is John Grisham's first novel, and his favorite of his first six. He polished it for three years … see full wiki

Author: John Grisham
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Island Books
4 reviews about A Time to Kill
review by . May 16, 2009
I am putting my neck on the line by going against thegeneralconsensus here. I liked alot of the book. Especially thelawyer. But I cannot say it is one of the greatest books I have ever read. It is not even the best Grisham (I like The Client the best). The courtroom dialog was great and the tension was great. What kept me from giving the book higher marks was that I cannot condone what the father did, since he shot the innocent police officer. I found how Grisham downplayed the shooting of …
review by . December 28, 2006
Well as usual the book is WAY better than the movie. Looks likes this one is Grisham's first novel and I see why people fell in love with him so fast! I've seen the movie and there are some pretty glaring differences but that just makes the book even better. I find out that one of Samuel Jackson's most famous lines isn't even in the book....    Anyway... I loved this book like I love all of Grisham's novels! Extremely fast paced, twisting and emotional plot, and humor that comes …
review by . August 23, 2000
This is a well told story with a solid plot and some captivating subplots. The descriptions of the emotions of Carl Halley and the events that surround him are told in a manner as if you were experiencing each action. One misguided critic here felt that this story is merely an insult to one's intelligence. I say to him,"Just what would you do if it was your daughter who was raped?" Even if you do not agree with what the message the author is trying to get accross, there is no doubt that the story …
review by . March 31, 2000
I am putting my neck on the line by going against thegeneralconsensus here. I liked alot of the book. Especially thelawyer. But I cannot say it is one of the greatest books I have ever read. It is not even the best Grisham (I like The Client the best).The courtroom dialog was great and the tension was great. What kept me from giving the book higher marks was that I cannot condone what the father did, since he shot the innocent police officer. I found how Grisham downplayed the shooting of the cop …
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