|Book Title:||The Last Juror|
|Started:||August 2, 2008|
|Finished:||August 5, 2008|
|Time to Read:||3 Days|
|Back Cover / Inside Flap:||"In 1970, Willie Traynor came to Clanton, Mississippi, in a Triumph Spitfire and a fog of vague ambitions. Within a year, the twenty-three-year-old found himself the owner of Ford County's only newspaper, famous for its well-crafted obituaries. While the rest of American was in the grips of turmoil, Clanton lived on the edge of another age - until the brutal murder of a young mother rocked the town and thrust Willie into the center of a storm.|
|Review:||With more time spent in the land of journalism than in a courtroom, this is a bit of a departure from the typical Grisham novel...but it lacks none of the qualities that make Grisham a great read time and time again. You can just picture Willie Traynor as a hippie kid in the 70s who a small town transforms into an eccentric but lovable town figure. The under story, which is Traynor's decade long coverage of a crime and its aftermath, is what reminds us that no one can cover a crime and courtroom scenario better than Grisham. All the way until the end...the reader wonders what in the world could happen next. Highly recommend!|
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