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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

The Partner

After dancing around Grisham for awhile I finally grabbed The Partner and became hooked on his novels. The power of greed and ultimately the impact on people caught up in it are showcased in this book. I enjoyed the characters and the book flowed so well I had to forc...
After dancing around Grisham for awhile I finally grabbed The Partner and became hooked on his novels. The power of greed and ultimately the impact on people caught up in it are showcased in this book. I enjoyed the characters and the book flowed so well I had to force myself to put it down at night. A legal thriller that was fun to read.

posted by Praetor on January 28, 2010

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12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Not one of Grisham's better efforts

I must make an admission...I have been a big fan of John Grisham for a long time. I know that this book was written over a decade ago. I'm still playing catchup with my reading. I have four entire shelves of books to be read and I keep adding to the stack faster than I ...
I must make an admission...I have been a big fan of John Grisham for a long time. I know that this book was written over a decade ago. I'm still playing catchup with my reading. I have four entire shelves of books to be read and I keep adding to the stack faster than I can read them. Such is the burden of a lover of books. Anyway, as with most of John Grisham's other books, this one revolves around a lawyer and the wranglings of the legal system. I have read all of his novels prior to this one (the others are in the "to be read" column). At 366 pages, it is a pretty quick read. As with all of my reviews of fiction, I won't ruin the ending. The story is of a former lawyer - Patrick Lanigan - turned thief...a thief to the tune of $90 million. Stolen from his law firm after faking his own death. the story picks up from the time he is apprehended, 4 years after he fled, first by those who want the money back and then by the FBI. The story twists around through a web of agendas including his reasons for leaving his wife and child. It is a page-turner that keeps a rapid pace with a great deal of action, especially early on. However, compared with the rest of Grisham's legal thrillers, this one is somewhat weak in two areas. The story is pretty far fetched. A great deal of bungling by an awful lot of people is required for this story to work. In addition, it is pretty predictable, especially from the mid-point of the book forward.


While I would not go so far as to say that the book was a disappointment, it was not one of Grisham's better efforts. In spite of it's problems, though, it is still a pretty good story.

posted by ChadAaronSayban on August 5, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Boring.

    Nothing much happened. Too much talking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Baylee Webb

    I will read this book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2011

    Same old boring stuff

    John Grisham really needs to start going in a different direction. Boring. Predictable. This is nothing new and exciting. Do not pay for this one, get it from the library for free. Not worth the $$$.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2006

    Partner

    This book blows.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2006

    Written by a machine without nuance

    I've enjoyed some of the screen adaptations of Mr. Grisham's works, but this is the first time I have read one of his original works. And now I realize... The man can NOT write! Totally [absurd] plot-driven, without any sense of character, description, metaphor or any kind of literary liveliness. 'He said, she said, he said' 'He wore a blue/black/doublebreasted... expensive/cheap suit'. That's about as close to the richness of life as it gets... + 90 Million dollars.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2004

    Dissapointing!

    After not having read Grisham for a while, I decided to take a chance on The Partner. It was such a dissapointment. I found myself skimming pages and not really missing anything. What a bore! I didn't feel anything for any of the characters that it was hard to get to the end. In the end, I do have to admit that it made me smile because it seemed to out smart the supposedly 'smart' character in the story. NOT worth it. Not even for a 'beach' book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2000

    Don't wast your time

    I felt this was the weakest book Grisham has written, I was suprised how disappointing it was as I usually love his work (with the exception of this one and The Jury)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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