The Broker by John Grisham

Val Penny's Book Reviews

John Grisham born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker.    As a child he dreamt of being a professional baseball player.   He shifted ultimately majored in accounting at Mississippi State University.   Then, after graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing incriminal defence and personal injury litigation.   In 1983, he was elected to the state House of Representatives and served until 1990.

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 which was writing his first novel.


Grisham has great strengths as a writer.  He moves the plot along in a gripping, relentless fashion.  He also  makes the…

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