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The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town

4 Ratings: 4.5
A book by John Grisham

John Grisham tackles nonfiction for the first time withThe Innocent Man, a true tale about murder and injustice in a small town (that reads like one of his own bestselling novels).The Innocent Manchronicles the story of Ron Williamson, how he was arrested … see full wiki

Author: John Grisham
Genre: Nonfiction
Publisher: Doubleday
4 reviews about The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in...
review by . January 22, 2008
Unlike most of the known reading universe, I am not particularly a John Grisham fan. I like his writing, but his subject matter, legal thrillers, does nothing for me and in fact I avoid such subject matter by any author like the plague. This of course is a matter of personal taste and in no way is a comment on those who do enjoy his fictional work. On the other hand, in reference to his fictional work, I did read A Painted House and found it to be one of the best books I read that particular year. …
review by . February 04, 2007
I loved everything about this book! EVERYTHING!! As I was reading it I couldn't help but get mad at the extremely stupid, lazy, and idiot policemen and what they did. To call thier work "research" is a freaking joke! To call that trial "justice" would be an INjustice to the word. I love Grisham as a storyteller and to have a story already "made" for him just made things more perfect!
review by . January 26, 2007
Once I was a firm believer in capital punishment. Four people I have known were murder victims. An eye for an was my motto. But as I grew older I learned the many prosecutors and police were just as corrupt as the people they claimed to protect us from. Today I believe capital punishment is justified only when the accused has received a full and fair trial and had an adquate legal advocate - which is practically never.     Where I live, dozens of convicted murderers have been …
review by . October 23, 2006
I don't know Mr. Grisham, so I won't presume to speak as to what his intentions were in writing the story of Ron Williamson. I have read several of his novels, which in no way detracted from the reading of "The Innocent Man". Having said that...    I did not find this book boring at all. It did have a slightly slow start, but much of that was the necessary background to understanding what came later.     One reviewer commented that it left him/her wanting …
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