I will say the classic line, “I never write reviews but had to this time.” I read books to try to escape from real life. Oh ... ok ... I don’t mind a bit of truth/education in fiction books, but not to the level this book went. Suicide, horrible corruption, lack of morals ... the list goes on for this book. Again if you want to be TOTALLY depressed, read this book. Sorry John, I have always liked your books and have read MANY of yours but I put this one down half way through. I didn’t see any reason to finish it.
By Was A J. Grisham Fan
This book was far toooooo intense to qualify as “enjoyable reading”. Toooo many scenes, too many characters and too much ado for me to say I enjoyed it. John Grisham has written much more enjoyable material in the past. These “cookie cutter” books aren’t as enjoyable to as his much earlier writings.
Very interesting storyline and characters.
By SF gal
This latest John Grisham is very disappointing. Not at all suspenseful. Feels amateurish, almost like someone else wrote it and Grisham slapped his name on it. That is probably not the case but if this what Grisham’s writing has evolved into he better put down his pen. Ugh.
A great read book that fills you with much emotions
I loved reading this book but often times hated banks and banker and loan sharks. The painted scenes would well done and kept me reading. Thank you mr Grisham
The Rooster Bar
As usual, with Grisham’s books, it’s a good read about a very interesting side of the “For Profit” Law schools.
After being excited about jumping into a book that hits home for so many students I feel as if the writer got lazy with the end! It was building up wonderfully!! And when I looked down and saw I only had six pages left I knew the book would either set stage for a second book or wrap up quickly....and it just fell off...... awful
The rooster bar
Simple - even by John Grisham standards. Not a compelling Grisham book.
A very good and entertaining read.
By Paul Kyle
A Rooster Bar is a very good and entertaining read. I enjoyed all of the characters especially the three main ones, Mark, Todd and Zola. As they say a lot of truth in fiction and excellent relevance to todays issues: Student Debt, Value of an education, Immigration, corruption and such. It is great reinforcement to the idea that once you start lying you can never stop.
The Rooster was AWFUL
If I hadn’t bought it, I would have chucked it on page 2. Horrible plot and worse writing. Save your money and go out to dinner and order Coq au Vin!
Never thought I would rate a Grisham novel boring, but OMG, this was a real struggle to read. Characters were shallow, predictable and stereotypical. Storyline was also very predictable. Nowhere near his best work.
Another great book
Read this over a few days, certainly enjoyed and kept me page turning