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The world is full of great novels. From Sherlock Holmes to the three
musketeers. As the years progress more novels are written and more money
is made. John Grisham is a rising star in literature. His books have
enticed readers and has given the people something good to read. What
makes his books great is that they are so realistic. He applies his
personal law and trial knowledge into the books he writes.
What it is about ?
It was his last semester of law school. Rudy Baylor was assigned to give
free advice to a group of seniors. It is at that very time, and that very
place, that Rudy encounters his first true clients. Dot and Buddy Black.
They have been robbed by a powerful insurance company. A company with
millions of dollars in assets. They have caused the suffering of a young
man. They have ruined his chances to live by not issuing their coverage
that they were obligated to give. Donny Ray, son of Dot and Buddy is dying
of Lukemia, he is going to die, his chances for survival are over and it
is a matter of months. Rudy does’nt realize the case that has fallen into
his lap until phone calls are made.
There is a great problem, however, Rudy is broke, he hasn’t even passed
his bar exam yet. And will go head to head with one of America’s most
experienced and accomplished defense attorney’s.
From the beginning of the novel to the last word, Rudy is plagued with a
series of mishaps and problems. When something looks bright the clouds
come in and ruin the hope.
Rudy is in Luck. As the big trial begins, he is given a judge that is
definetly on his side and 12 jury members that think the same way that he
does. After researching great benefit, the insurance company, Rudy
discovers cover ups by the company. He also discovers Great Benefits harsh
way in getting rid of their numerous mistakes.
n How it relates to your audience
Obviously Rudy is not stupid. He enters all the facts he has discovered
and uses them to help solidify his position in the minds of the jurors
As the trial goes on Rudy is given another problem. A beaten girl is
discovered by Rudy at the hospital during his studying. Her husband has
repeatively beaten her with an aluminum softball bat. Her ankle is broken
and her life is in shreds. Rudy knows that these beatings will continue if
the couple divorces but the young girl of 18 is unable to leave because
she believes that she is still in love with him.
John Grisham does not maintain one single story, instead he creates
numerous events so that the reader does not get bored with the main story.
From minor cases to FBI investigations, John Grisham does a swell job in
creating a global society. He shows that lawyers have cares concerns about
what is going on in the world and contrary to popular belief, lawyers dont
focus mainly on cases and they have lives to.
Ever-since The Firm was published, in 1991, John Grisham has been in a
creative state. His five books that followed the firm, combine to form a
total of approximately 50 million copies in print. Why ? The answer is
because his thrilling stories and intense legal intrigue is in such a
great demand. Now in The Rainmaker Grisham has weaved his talent into the
storyline and has created a powerful, and at times humerous , tale of one
young lawyers quest for fame,fortune and most importantly, hapiness. I am
positive that this novel will rise to the best sellers list, And after
reading this book, you will think alike.
This novel is for all ages and all types. If the book you are searching
for, is for excitement or pleasure. The Rainmaker is a great novel and
provides a goood read. John Grisham has done his homework now do yours and
read this good book.
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