The Pelican Brief / A Time to Kill

The Pelican Brief A Time to Kill None

  • Title: The Pelican Brief / A Time to Kill
  • Author: John Grisham
  • ISBN: 9780752904276
  • Page: 318
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    1. John Grisham

      Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60 70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby writing his first novel.Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player Realizing he didn t have the right stuff for a pro career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation In 1983, he was elected to the state House of Representatives and served until 1990.One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve year old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl s father had murdered her assailants Getting up at 5 a.m every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987 Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood Press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.That might have put an end to Grisham s hobby However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full time career and spark one of publishing s greatest success stories The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for 600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991.The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham s reputation as the master of the legal thriller Grisham s success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was republished in hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell This time around, it was a bestseller.Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, and The Broker and all of them have become international bestsellers There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages Nine of his novels have been turned into films The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas , as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man The Innocent Man October 2006 marks his first foray into non fiction.Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, VA.Grisham took time off from writing for several months in 1996 to return, after a five year hiatus, to the courtroom He was honoring a commitment made before he had retired from the law to become a full time writer representing the family of a railroad brakeman killed when he was pinned between two cars Preparing his case with the same passion and dedication as his books protagonists, Grisham successfully argued his clients case, earning them a jur

    645 thoughts on “The Pelican Brief / A Time to Kill”

    1. Buku yang saya baca ini merupakan edisi '2 Novel Dalam 1' terbitan Cresset Editions. Di dalamnya,menampilkan dua buah novel tulisan John Grisham (JG). Dua buah novel itu adalah 'The Pelican Brief' (terbitan asal 1992) dan 'A Time To Kill' (terbitan asal 1989). Berikut merupakan sinopsis ringkas dan ulasan saya mengenai kedua-dua novel tersebut:1) The Pelican BriefKematian dua orang Hakim Mahkamah Agung Amerika Syarikat (AS) menggemparkan suasana politik di AS. Tambah menghairankan,kedua-dua haki [...]

    2. THE PELICAN BRIEFOM. This book kept my interest, PAGE after PAGE.The story is different from normal storyline in most of the books found on the shelves. :)It gets you reading again and again so that you won't have to set this aside for a bit.It's a one sit book - you sit and read then you're finish~voila!(of course with a taste of awesome satisfaction afterwards)John Grisham truly writes legal mystery novels that will really keep your interest from the first page to the last.♥This is one of my [...]

    3. A re-read. I love successful women on the run. This time around, I was kind of annoyed at how no one could interact with Darby without wanting to sleep with her/noticing and finding it appropriate to comment on her hotness. I guess I'm getting old.

    4. The Pelican Brief was wonderfully written with good character development and enough suspense to keep me turning the pages.A Time to Kill was John Grisham at his very very best. It was heartwrenching and thought provoking. An excellent read.

    5. Full of suspense and intrigue, it keeps you read over and over again to link the things. A real mystery novel which brings you read it from first page to the last.

    6. Marvellous compilation of two outstanding legal thrillers. Recommended for everyone who admires Grishams' work.

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