Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Confession John Grisham

John Grisham is a captivating writer whose knowledge of law is impressive. His story of the condemned man on death row with all it's uncertainty and ambiguity is a trying story.  Falsely accused or not the drama unfolds with police and woods and race riots.  In the midst of this are governors and pr and media ratings. All the while a young man waits and a lawyer fights for his case.  Families huddle and sometimes cry. There's not much laughter in the serious business of life taking but that's just what Grisham in this novel is bringing forward to the reader's attention.  It's all about the death penalty.  Should the state be in this business and what about the mistakes in the justice system, or rather given all the mistakes in the justice system.  What is Christian and what is American and what is finally Texan? Who would have known that the cost of killing was greater than the cost of living? A good novel and very thought provoking read if only for the actions taken. There is little wonder why John Grisham is a New York Best Seller.

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