Sunday, 8 May 2011

Grisham, John, THE RAINMAKER

Alicia Pliego Mendieta, 1° Bachillerato EFL

Rudy Baylor, is a law student of Memphis, at the end of his studies, struggling to make a living; the fact that he belongs to the low class does not help at all. Although he is inexperienced, he decides to help the Black family in its fight against a big insurance company when they were trying to save their dying son Donny Ray. He dies but the Black family and Rudy manage to destroy the company and make it disappear. Throughout the novel, Rudy’s life changes very quickly and he learns things that he hadn’t been taught at university. He discovers how the law world works and how many unknown tricks it has; and for these reasons, he finally goes away from Memphis with the girl he loves, and he promises not to be involved with the law ever again.

This is an amazing legal thriller and one of the best books I have read. It is a bit painful to see how Rudy is looking for a job desperately, but he is very unlucky. At times you wonder how someone can be so unfortunate in life; at times you can be close to tears, for example when Danny Ray dies, but there are also smile moments.

I would recommend it to people who like law and thrillers in general. I will give this book 4 stars. It is really good!

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