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The Testament

13 Ratings: 2.9
A book by John Grisham

Troy Phelan, a 78-year-old eccentric and the 10th-richest man in America, is about to read his last will and testament, divvying up an estate worth $11 billion. Phelan's three ex-wives, their grasping spawn, a legion of lawyers, several psychiatrists, … see full wiki

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Author: John Grisham
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Dell
4 reviews about The Testament
review by . May 16, 2009
I have read several Grisham books (The Firm, The Chamber, The Pelican Brief). Some of those books had interesting beginings but The Firm and The Pelican Brief went off to become like a James Bond or Mission Impossible episode. This book does not suffer that fate and is far better then the other books. The first chapters are told in the first person and are some of the best writing I have ever read. The main character Nate is a very "likable" loser. He is someone with smarts who let liquor and bad …
review by . September 24, 2005
Pros: A decent main character     Cons: Drifts, tries to do too much at once     The Bottom Line: Lawyers - good or bad?     Question: You enter a room with a gun, two bullets, a rapist, a murderer, and a lawyer. What do you do? Answer: You shoot the lawyer twice.      With jokes like that floating around, the idea that anyone would ever even try to portray lawyers as good guys is laughable. Excuse me... AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! …
review by . December 21, 2003
Grisham has often been accused of writing books tailor-made for film adaptation. Well, ironically (to me at least) this is Grisham's MOST cinematic book in a long time and yet isn't a movie yet. Here's why I like it (and would like to see a decent film adaptation):1) It has a humdinger of a beginning. Rich guy summons his family for the reading his will. They think they're in clover. Then, he quickly signs a new will, basically totally turning their expectations upside-down and then the promptly …
review by . November 03, 2000
I have read several Grisham books (The Firm, The Chamber, The Pelican Brief). Some of those books had interesting beginings but The Firm and The Pelican Brief went off to become like a James Bond or Mission Impossible episode. This book does not suffer that fate and is far better then the other books.The first chapters are told in the first person and are some of the best writing I have ever read. The main character Nate is a very "likable" loser. He is someone with smarts who let liquor and bad …
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