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The Last Juror - John Grisham
The Last Juror
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In 1970, one of Mississippi s more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23-year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and... show more
In 1970, one of Mississippi s more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23-year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper.The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison. But in Mississippi in 1970, life didn t necessarily mean life, and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385339681 (0385339682)
Publisher: Delta
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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jbarrett5 book reviews, etc
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc rated it
4.0 The Last Juror
The Last Juror by John GrishamIn this book we learn about the history of the paper and how putting in controversial obits makes a difference. The new editor also posts a lot of local community news: group meetings, killings, etc.One has been sent to prison for rape and killing a woman. He tells the ...
elisas8
elisas8 rated it
2.0 The Last Juror
this started out really poorly but quickly picked up. the story was alright but quite choppy. it read more like a collection of related short stories, and would have been better in that format, which maybe is why he later wrote that short story collection ford county. not one of his better ones, ...
inconceivably
inconceivably rated it
4.0 The Last Juror
I really enjoyed this story. It was my first Grisham, and I expected it to be a plot-driven, fast-paced novel. It was not that at all, and I could not have been more thrilled with the direction the story took.It was, more than anything, just a slice of real Southern life. It was a story meant to be ...
Bearister's Book Blog
Bearister's Book Blog rated it
5.0 The Last Juror
I thought this was one of Grisham's better books. It combined his knack for writing "thrillers" with his sense of life and the law in the south. The humor in the book was great. I read this on vacation one summer or spring and remember chuckling and reading passages out loud to my wife. There's ...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
Something about lawyers, and juries, and really complicated plot. I seem to prefer that a writer make up new names and quirks for their characters, even if they're going to write the same sort of story every time. I don't know why that would be less tiresome that a series, but for some reason, it ...
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