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The Summons

2 Ratings: -1.0
A book by John Grisham

Law professor Ray Atlee and his prodigal brother, Forrest, are summoned home to Clanton, Mississippi, by their ailing father to discuss his will. But when Ray arrives the judge is already dead, and the one-page document dividing his meager estate between … see full wiki

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Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Doubleday
2 reviews about The Summons
review by . March 06, 2003
Based upon reading countless John Grisham novels in the past, I figured that this one would at least be good if not great. The summary on the jacket seemed quite intriguing.However, after a fairly descriptive opening that leads Ray and Forest to meet at their late father's home, the story disintegrates into boredom. All you hear about is how irresponsible Forest is with little information on how he turned out that way as a child. Forest was supposedly the big time football hero in high school. It …
review by . February 13, 2002
Grisham has committed the ultimate author sin. He has written a totally BORING book. Although I liked the basic premise of sons -vs- father (judge) and even the money plot (although overused) might have been interesting. But Grisham just goes on and on about absolutely nothing. There was almost no plot to this story and his narrative had me yawning away. I will not recommend this book.
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