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The Appeal

35 Ratings: 3.0
2008 novel by John Grisham
7 reviews about The Appeal
review by . March 11, 2011
A didactic novel by John Grisham
THE APPEAL, John Grisham's 2008 novel about political, economic and ecological corruption in contemporary Mississippi, is long on preaching and informing and short on credibility and more dimensions than two.   Novel's elements include an evil Manhattan multi-billionaire, a little town in Mississippi with 14 times the national cancer rate, a self-sacrificing mom and pop law team suing the company that they think caused the cancer, a plaintiff mother whose husband and son died of …
review by . June 25, 2010
            John Grisham’s novel “The Appeal” depicts the tactics by which judicial candidates can either be propelled to office by corporate money or delegitimized and sabotaged. The story begins with Carl Trudeau, owner of a large corporation, Krane Chemical, losing a 41 million dollar judgment from a water contamination suit in a small town in Mississippi. The suit was brought by a widow, Jeannette Baker, whose husband and children died …
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
All of his books are a great read. Full of mystery and detail you cannot get anywhere else.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Grisham continues to amaze with tales of the legal profession. This latest involves the lengths a major corporatioin would go to win a lawsuit, even to the point of rigging elections for the state supreme court in order to win the Appeal. Wonderful!!!
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
A scary look at how our "justice" system is manipulated at every level. Grisham is a master storyteller, and his unflinching look at matters judicial is not to be discounted. Without spoilers, I'll say that the ending is complete, without taking the easy way out and making everyone happy. It'll be a kick in the tuchis -- as many of Grisham's novels are. Go for the ride!
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
I'm in the process of reading this one. Another good read in the legal world.
review by . September 15, 2008
The Appeal
I've just finished reading more than 250 pages of filler with nothing worth mentioning at the end of it all, except that the ending "majorly" sucked.     Essentially a sordid tale of big business and politics vs. big verdicts and class action lawsuits, it begins nicely, and gathers steam, then proceeds to continue blowing hot air at the reader until the unsatisfactory quickie ending.     While there's some food for thought regarding how the legal, political, …
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