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The Summons - John Grisham
The Summons
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Once Judge Atlee was a powerful figure in Clanton, Mississippi--a pillar of the community who towered over local law and politics for forty years. Now the judge is a shadow of his former self, a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home. Knowing the end is near,... show more
Once Judge Atlee was a powerful figure in Clanton, Mississippi--a pillar of the community who towered over local law and politics for forty years. Now the judge is a shadow of his former self, a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home. Knowing the end is near, Judge Atlee has issued a summons for his two sons to return to Clanton to discuss his estate. Ray Atlee is the eldest, a Virginia law professor, newly single and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. Forrest is Ray’s younger brother, who redefines the notion of a family’s black sheep.The summons is typed by the judge himself, on his handsome old stationery, and gives the date and time for Ray and Forrest to appear in his study. Ray reluctantly heads south to his hometown, to the place where he grew up and now prefers to avoid. But the family meeting does not take place. The judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray.And perhaps someone else.From the Paperback edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385339599 (0385339593)
Publisher: Delta
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Bücherdiele
Bücherdiele rated it
3.0 Ein (inhalts) schwacher Grisham
Hoppla, welche Überraschung für einen Grisham! Leider keine positive Überraschung. Eine relativ inhaltsleere Story, wenig Spannung und Charaktere, die nicht so ausgegoren scheinen. Selbst bei der Hauptperson Ray Atlee empfand ich wenig Sympathie. Getrennt von der Frau; und neue Beziehungen? Da war...
Po drugiej stronie lustra
Po drugiej stronie lustra rated it
4.0 Wezwanie
W powieści tej trafiamy w środek sędziowsko-prawniczego świata. Głównym motywem książki są bezsprzecznie pieniądze, które okazują się utrapieniem i przyczyną wielu nieszczęść głównych bohaterów. Motyw ten przewija się w różnych kontekstach, lecz więcej z nich jest wyraźnie negatywna.Budzą one chciwo...
RachelAmphlett
RachelAmphlett rated it
1.0 The Summons
A shame, but this is one of the most disappointing John Grisham books I've read. I was a huge fan of his first six books but found with the last three that the plots have gone off the boil a bit. I'm a third of the way through and, sorry to say, there's too many books and too little time to continue...
Meledstic
Meledstic rated it
3.0 The Summons
This was really more of a 2.5 star book. A middling Grisham offering. Not really good, but not really bad either. I won a signed copy of this here on GR. They gave away several back titles just before his newest one came out. I've been reading this off and on for a little over a month now, so y...
EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it
Grisham is an uneven writer, at least to my taste. Some of his books I really liked; others have been less entertaining. This one is excellent and doesn’t even have a murder. Ruben Atley was a highly respected judge. He had two sons: Ray and Forrest. Ray was a legal ethics professor at the...
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