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The Firm

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 by in John Grisham | 0 comments

The Firm Book Cover The Firm
John Grisham

From Amazon.com:

When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought that he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. The firm leased him a BMW, paid off his school loans, arranged a mortgage, and hired the McDeeres a decorator. Mitch should have remembered what his brother Ray–doing fifteen years in a Tennessee jail–already knew: You never get nothing for nothing. Now the FBI has the lowdown on Mitch’s firm and needs his help. Mitch is caught between a rock and a hard place, with no choice–if he wants to live.

 

Foxy's Review:

I read this back when it was first released in 1991! At the time I was a teenager who was getting on a plane to visit relatives and I needed something to read to pass the time. THE FIRM distracted me the for the long plane trip. 

Just recently I was at the used bookstore looking for a book for my teenage son to read while he is gone for the next 10 weeks working at a Boy Scout camp as a lifeguard. The series he is reading wasn’t available so I started searching for an alternative. The only books I could think of were my romance books and I’m sure no 16 year old boy wants to read his mom’s romance books- 

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I had to think back to my ‘before romance reading days’ to come up with something. I grabbed this book and packed it for him. 

A week and half ago we had to have him at the camp by 9 am which meant we had to be on the road by 6 a.m. to make it there with no time to spare. *on a side note…the camp is located on the Oregon coast. The camp owns 2 miles of beach.* After we dropped him off we started heading home along the coastline. 

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We pulled into a small town and found a used bookstore because we needed something to listening to while passing the time in the car. We saw this book on audio cassette and bought it. Listening to it made me laugh because it had some cheesy music that transitioned the scenes. I’ll be curious to see if my son will even read it. The last time I talked to him he had not even cracked the book open. 

I’m sticking to my original rating because at the time I thought this book was the BOMB.

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