Dr. Jack B.
I love Grisham. Not this one! Felt ripped off. Wasted my time. Yuk. Yuk.
What a waste of money and time. Grisham needs to return to the courtroom. To read hundreds of pages describing the Bataan Death March was an insult and total fodder to beef up a book that lead to a zero conclusion. VERY DISAPPOINTED
A great work of a great writer could not put it down hope this becomes a movie
I went into this book expecting a legal drama typical of Grisham. What I found was an interesting story about a time when your skin color greatly affected your actions and those around you. That is still true today. There is a lot of background in this book, which at times seems to go on forever. However, true to Grisham, the end is shocking. Don’t give up on the lengthy chapters. It is well worth it in the end.
Intriguing story line, easy reading, but too detailed and repeat court chapters.
There are certain aspects of books written by Mr. Grisham that make them fun, interesting and educational. This book contains none of them. Very disappointing and pretty much a waste of time. It’ll be a very long time before I am tempted to spend money on another book by Mr. Grisham.
It’s time for Grisham to quit resting on his laurels and take pride in his work or retire. This is a weak story and poorly written. The reader does not need another summary of the battles in the PI. Take out the history and the reader is left a with a predictable tale.
I’m an avid reader of most genres and a JG fan since the beginning like most. He’s an excellent writer which is why we keep reading. Definitely a why verses who, as previous reviewers have stated. Liked the historical fiction as a woman from Mississippi who has ironically visited the actual locations on the other side of the world which JG focused the history on. Not a “happy-ever-after” or a “justice served”. Still a good read and a page turner.
I simply wanted to get to the end and be done with it. Too long, wordy, and dismal.
First time I have ever written a review but I felt the need to not let others make the same mistake I did and actually read the book. You can take a nap from about chapter 3 until the very last 2 pages.....
Grisham’s story telling in this novel is with very little enthusiasm or color. The most interesting part is the war history, but that gets long. Interesting concept but written like a weather report. Disappointed.
A dark, depressing, often boorish tale whose only redemption is the middle part that focuses on the horrors of WW2 in the Philippines. If you are looking for a pleasant read, this isn’t it!