[PDF] Download ↠ The Last Juror : by John Grisham Michael Beck, The Last Juror, John Grisham Michael Beck, The Last Juror In one of Mississippi s colorful weekly newspapers The Ford County Times went bankrupt To the surprise and dismay of many ownership was assumed by a year old college dropout named Willie Traynor The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family Willie Traynor reported alIn one of Mi [PDF] Download ↠ The Last Juror : by John Grisham Michael Beck - The Last Juror, The Last Juror In one of Mississippi s colorful weekly newspapers The Ford County Times went bankrupt To the surprise and dismay of many ownership was assumed by a year old college dropout named Willie

  • Title: The Last Juror
  • Author: John Grisham Michael Beck
  • ISBN: 9780739309018
  • Page: 500
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  1. John Grisham Michael Beck

    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

790 thoughts on “The Last Juror”

  1. This was my second Grisham novel, but I was disappointed The storyline was fine, I enjoyed the character of Willie, who saves the local newspaper in Mississippi in the 1970 s, then begins to cover a sensational case of the brutal rape and murder of a young single mum I ended up reading to finish, I just was not as invested as I would have hoped to have been I enjoyed the family of Callie, and the dynamics between her and the young and inexperienced journalist editor Willie Their relationship blo [...]

  2. Endearing read dramatic storyline of unfolding in the stew of racial prejudices,economic disparity and corruption in a small community concerning a casegood from start to finish and well written paperback

  3. One of Grisham s best I d say The author capitalized on what he does best, that s the legal part, then added a lot of heart to it It combines the thrill and drama of the scenes in the courtroom with the heart and soul and lives of its many colorful characters.The story spans a decade, the 70 s, a period of transformation and awakening, especially in the deep south It talks about taking risks, commitment, growing up It demonstrates the power of the written word It relates how true friendship can [...]

  4. Not really a courtroom drama or legal thriller instead this novel focuses on the media in a small town in Mississippi.Willie Traynor takes over the local newspaper in Clanton, Mississippi The previous owner had apparently gone mad and was basically filling his pages with nothing but obituaries The residents had grown used to this and adapted to it to the extent that they wanted nothing than for their personal obituary to feature prominently Traynor slowly sets about changing the culture, and th [...]

  5. Everyone has an opinion on Grisham, and if you don t like him, feel free to skip my review I read a ton of his books when I was travelling regularly for work I d pick one up in the airport book store and leave it when I landed on the other side , but haven t read one in a while It was good to come back to him with this one Yes, it was about a trial, and yes, it was in the South, but this time the narrator is the local newspaper s editor owner Definitely a different tack, and one I enjoyed The la [...]

  6. Nice plot, fast paced, smooth writing although I felt the ending of the book was quite abrupt and rushed up but nevertheless an enjoyable read It isn t John Grisham best work but still a great read.

  7. Although I read this book quite a few years ago I still remember how much I enjoyed reading it.I had read only a couple of Grisham s books up to that point and this one sounded like one that I would really enjoy reading and I did I finished it over a weekend up at the cabin in just a few sittings.There didn t seem to be as much courtroom time and I enjoyed the focus on the story in the small southern town I really enjoyed the first person narrative The characters are quite believable and the des [...]

  8. This is the first Grisham book I ve ever read, and it is really not a court drama, despite the implications of the title In 1970, 23 year old Willie Traynor moves to the small city of Clanton, Mississippi, and buys the local newspaper, which has recently gone bankrupt Soon after this, a local woman is raped and murdered by Danny Padgitt, son of the redneck mafia that is the Padgitt family The story vaguely meanders around the trial and subsequent fallout over the next several years, but mostly i [...]

  9. One of my favorite books I was very impressed The first notable thing about this story is that while there is some courtroom time, it is NOT about a court case or a lawyer, etc, like many of Grisham s books Grisham is a fine writer, but in this story about a small southern town and it s very young, very green newspaper editor writer, he outdid himself I ll warn that it doesn t have quite as much excitement and suspense as you occasionally find in his courtroom thrillers It s laidback than those [...]

  10. Wow, I am shocked at the amount of people who actually liked this book Every two years or so I get the urge to read a Grisham novel in the hopes that it will be as good as his early work, but the last three books I ve read have been a big disappointment The Last Juror, The Broker and The King of Torts It s fine if Grisham wants to write something different than a legal thriller, but I wish his publishers didn t advertise this book as if it was I really didn t want to read a book about small town [...]

  11. I DON T HIDE MY REVIEWS FOR SPOILERS ON THE OTHER HAND I DON T PUT THEM OUT ON ANY FEED.This may be my favorite Grisham novel of all The law provides a layer to the story as to criminal sentencing, parole, business transactions, elections, divorce, probate but I was surprised it was not the key framework.Instead, this is the tale of a dying weekly newspaper and the brash young Northern educated Memphis journalist who buys it, turns it around, and during the process sinks roots into the tiny comm [...]

  12. I think this was the most overrated over written over plotted of any Grisham I have ever read To be fair, I didn t read it in a book I listened to it on tape I liked Willie Traynor, the protagonist and Narrator, who bought a small town weekly newspaper and became a 23 year old celebrity in the town There was a murder, of course a vionent murder Danny Padgit, the murderer was not sentenced to death So far so good but the title is The Last Juror We expect that the jurors will die one by one at the [...]

  13. 3.5Grisham saves his best writing for the courtrooms of Ford County, that s certainly the case here Although it doesn t rise to the level of previous Ford County novels like A Time to Kill or Syca Row, the Last Juror is still an enjoyable read This time A young mother is raped and killed by a member of one of Ford County s most reclusive and mysterious families, Danny Paggitt is sentenced to life in prison, but before he is carted off to The State Pen, he threatens to kill every single member of [...]

  14. This was the first John Grisham book that I ever read A friend recommended Syca Row and sent me an e book to read E books are not my favorite format I prefer paper But I liked what I managed to read of the book Here was an author who knew how to keep the reader s interest.My interest was piqued and I tried to look for the book in my library I failed to find it, but I wanted to read something else by John Grisham and picked up The Last Juror.As it turned out, the plot of the novel was indeed eyeb [...]

  15. Fand die als Tiefstpunkt bewertete Bruderschaft ganz witzig und auch den ungn dig aufgenommenen Richter nicht soo schlecht Und da mich die Ausgangsbasis des Romans interessierte, griff ich zu War ein glatter Griff ins Klo, absolute Gutmenschenkacke mit katastrophalen Charakterbeschreibungen Hatte nicht unbedingt Nervenkitzel bis zur letzten Seite erwartet, aber die Liste hat das Niveau einer Sch lerarbeit Allerdings atmet das Werk eines Anf ngers wenigstens ein gewisses Ma an Enthusiasmus und En [...]

  16. Touching, historical, justice, law It was a great read and I loved every moment I was hooked and had to keep going because I wanted to know the end of it all You connect with the characters and feel like they are a part of you Highly recommend

  17. Matthew BaltzMrs BaltzPre AP English 1027 November, 2008The Last Juror by John GrishamThis four year old book, The Last Juror, by John Grisham makes you think you are back in the 1970s experiencing all that the young Willie Traynor is experiencing Willie is a young journalist who has just got out of college with a friend that told him the big money is in weekly local newspapers Fortunately, Willie has a rich grandmother who gives him the money to buy one down Ford County, Mississippi.Shortly aft [...]

  18. The synopsis and title of this are really misleading They promise a story about a town that when its local paper changes owners to a young outsider, the paper is almost doomed till a brutal murder happens and the paper is saved The murderer is accused and, at the final trial, he threatens the jury that he d get each one of them Nine years later, the retribution begins That s not what the story is about at all.This has been on my shelf for almost 2 years now, nagging and intimidating me I was rea [...]

  19. The Last Juroris my first Grisham novel, and it definitely won t be my last I enjoyed reading this book, even though for the most part I felt like I was reading a different book from the one described by the back cover It advertised The Last Juror as a thriller, and so I expected action, perhaps some exciting game of cat and mouse between our protagonist and the antagonist, but what I got is a character centric book that has a water downed version of the elements of a good element That s not so [...]

  20. This book reminded me of people in Key West where I lived for four years Key West had the same kind of small town atmosphere like Ford County in this book, and its people were as colorful as people in this book Coincidentally, I worked at a small publisher in Key West, like the one in this book, so I enjoyed this book very much The Last Juror is not a court crime novel Rather, it is a book about people in Ford County, including a gruesome murder, its trial, and after story, in 1970s Part 1 of th [...]

  21. Ok I just recently came back to my love of literature since my Harry Potter craze I immediately stumble upon this book from my cousin I approached it with an Open mind one heart I flipped the pages each day and with each depth i fell in Love with the Plot setting, the theme and overall the characters This young man starting a new journey which soon becomes a blood bath and crazy law stuff that I must say i quite enjoyed it Also the Author Tackles Race and Discrimination so candidly.So I ain t no [...]

  22. John Grisham The Last Juror Dell Publishing 2004 3.5 Stars Willie Traynor, a 23 year old man with dreams and ambitions, moves to Clanton, Mississippi in 1970 He has just bought the town s newspaper and wishes to make something of himself A brutal rape and murder shake the town to its foundations The guilty man just happens to be part of a rich and troublesome family who live apart from the rest of the town, stuck out on an island Willie Traynor attends the trial and records everything, despite t [...]

  23. I really enjoyed this book When I began, I had no idea it was set in Clanton, Mississippi, the location of A Time to Kill, and would have a couple of the same characters, most notably Lucien Wilbanks.I found the telling of the story of this small town to be both moving and entertaining I found myself laughing out loud at several points in the book I stopped laughing after the major injuries involved, but I found it hysterical when the deputies decided upon their method to determine if the packag [...]

  24. This book was badly named The name, plus the blurb that talked about the retribution starting when the murderer is released, gave me to understand that only one juror was left alive, and predisposed me to think that the book was about the hunting down of that last juror Wrong Once I forgot those expectations I enjoyed the book, but I did find the beginning slow as I was waiting for the action, and the killing to begin.This story is about Traynor 23 who gets a job on a small newspaper way down so [...]

  25. I listened to the audio recording and it was excellent The narrator was Michael Beck and he s amazingly talented, not just with the voices accents, but conveying nuanced characterization, and hitting the pace just right I don t know if I would have loved this story as much if I d read it, since I tend to skim, and audio doesn t really allow that.So my rec is to listen to the audio It s exemplary But I m sure it s a great eyeball read too Apparently Grisham just gets better and better I had taken [...]

  26. It s been a couple of years since I read my last Grisham Used to love reading the first books he wrote, but there came a moment that I concluded it was all of the same and I became less interested This book was still on my shelf and I decided I was ready for some Grisham again Grisham is a very good storyteller His stories are almost always entertaining and interesting and it s easy reading too Ideal for summer holidays This was a nice book, I liked the story and also the description and charac [...]

  27. After reading the reviews I completely agree this is a novel that does not follow the blurb Instead of being a book with lots of time in the courtroom or about redemption for an evil killer it is simply following the life of a young white middle class educated male who bought a local paper is Mississippi As expected it was not an epic or entirely gripping read, rather it was an easy read and some parts I found interesting, gripping and page turningly exciting but the majority of the novel is a s [...]

  28. Another great Read by both author and narrator From beginning to end both the author and the narrator kept me entertained Set in a small Mississippi town, Grisham is obviously in his element His vivid portrayal of people and places put you there in the midst of the action Enjoying lunch with Mrs Callie Ruffin or laughing till your side aches at the antics of the boys from the card game under seize As always Grisham gives us a hard look at the corrupt and the inspiring living side by side The onl [...]

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