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The Last Juror - John Grisham
I think I have read only one other John Grisham book from cover to cover..... but I own quite a few! Shane bought me this book last week and I started it on Friday night.... couldnt put it down and finished it earlier today.

The back cover is as follows:

In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colourful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year old college drop out, 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 all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper.

The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courtroom in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge agaist the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison.

But in Mississippi in 1970, 'life' didnt necessarily mean 'life', and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began.


I could not put this book down - perhaps it was the fact that it was fiction and I have read so many non-fiction books of late, but eitherway - it was a really good read.......
To regret past mistakes is to live them over again....... move on and live your life without regret!
Ooohhhhh!!! That one sounds good! There's me off to the bookshop....
Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
--Mahatma Gandhi
I have every one of John Grishams paperbacks. As soon as the latest one is out, I have it.

What you THINK, is what you CREATE, so THINK POSITIVE! Wink

22 kgs GONE 38 kgs TO GO!!! Big Grin (3 May 2004)

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