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by John Grisham


The Last Juror epub

ISBN: 044024157X

ISBN13: 978-0440241577

Author: John Grisham

Category: Thriller and Mystery

Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense

Language: English

Publisher: Dell; Reprint edition (December 14, 2004)

ePUB book: 1909 kb

FB2 book: 1425 kb

Rating: 4.4

Votes: 283

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John Grisham - The Last Juror Series -. (Mystery, Thriller ) In 1970, one of Mississippi s more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford .

John Grisham - The Last Juror Series -. (Mystery, Thriller ) In 1970, one of Mississippi s more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. As we soon found out, four were dead and four had simply vanished. For the most part, the rest looked very anxious.

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The Last Juror is a 2004 legal thriller novel by John Grisham, first published by Doubleday on February 3, 2004. The story is set in the fictional town of Clanton, Mississippi from 1970 to 1979. Clanton is also the venue for John Grisham's first novel A Time to Kill which was published in 1989. Some of the characters appear in both novels with the same occupation and characteristics.

In 1970, one of Mississippi& more colourful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt

In 1970, Willie Traynor comes to Clanton, Mississippi, in a Triumph Spitfire and a fog of vague ambitions Grisham John. In 1970, one of Mississippi& 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-ou.

Grisham's sense of humor is evident throughout, even as the book tackles serious themes an including injustice, corruption and yellow journalism, as well as the cultures of small-town living, Southern-style church worship and Southern cooking. I've enjoyed many of Grisham's titles. But never have I felt his humor so keenly as here.

In The Last Juror, we read about a young writer, Willie Traynor - in what may be John Grisham's most successful achievement of character development to date.

Its over with quickly. The lead character matures. In The Last Juror, we read about a young writer, Willie Traynor - in what may be John Grisham's most successful achievement of character development to date. Almost the entire story takes place in the 1970's. It is a story that shows the maturing - and growth - of one person over the progression of several years.

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John Grisham’s The Last Juror was the 17th novel by the NYT bestselling author. The Last Juror Book Description

John Grisham’s The Last Juror was the 17th novel by the NYT bestselling author. This book’s release date was February 3, 2004. The Last Juror Book Description. In 1970, Willie Traynor comes to Clanton, Mississippi, in a Triumph Spitfire and a fog of vague ambitions. Within a year, the d finds himself the owner of Ford County’s only newspaper, famous for its well-crafted obituaries.

In The Last Juror, Grisham provides us with a decade long slice of life in Clanton Mississippi. I have always enjoyed how John Grisham could tell a story. Before the end of the book you felt like you knew the characters personally. The Last Juror certainly felt like that. Told through a narrative of the new owner of "the Times," Clanton's weekly newspaper, we are introduced to the town Clanton and Ford County. Through endearing new characters, Grisham gives us another dramatic story unfolding in the stew of racial prejudices, economic disparity, and corruption.

In 1970, Willie Traynor came to Mississippi in a Triumph Spitfire and a fog of vague ambitions. Within a year, the twenty-three-year-old college dropout found himself the owner of Ford County’s only newspaper, famous for its well-crafted obituaries. While the rest of America was in the grips of social turmoil, Willie’s adopted town of Clanton lived on the edge of another age, until the brutal murder of a young mother rocked the sleepy community—and thrust Willie into the center of a storm. Daring to report the true horrors of the crime, Willie made as many friends as enemies in Clanton—and over the next decade he would take stances, break barriers, and sometimes wonder how he had gotten there in the first place. But he could never escape the crime that had shattered his innocence or the criminal whose evil had left an indelible stain. Because as the ghosts of the South’s past gather around Willie, as issues of race and justice swirl around Clanton, men and women who served on a jury nine years ago are starting to die one by one—as a killer exacts the ultimate revenge. . . .
Truth be told....I am a huge Grisham fan and can never wait for his next book to come out. I seem to read his books in about half the time it takes to read other authors.
His style of writing is just easy to follow and the pace is the same way.
"The Last Juror" does not disappoint! It starts from a slightly different point of view for him but it immediately gets you involved in the storyline. You want to know what is coming and how you will be getting there. The novel gives you the feeling that you are actually there "on site" with the characters and living the days as they see them too.
Great story teller and this story is well worth telling and reading. I encourage those who like fiction to pick this one up- it will be hard to put down.
DC III
Best Grisham book I've read in a while, but still lacks the bite of the first one or two. The main character, a journalist, is quite developed as a character - at least for this form of literature - but most of the others are caricatures. Pity, because the story was interesting and could have been better told by understanding more of the victim and of the accused - but all we learned was bits and pieces of the lives of not-at-all-involved onlookers and jurors. Even the accused's family, whom our journalist narrator blamed for all the ill doings, hardly made an appearance. Still, it was better than last time. When is the real John Grisham going to show up?
You usually know what you are getting with John Grisham. I found this one to be the same - very original with a twist I was not expecting at the end. This is the first Grisham book that I finished and thought - they should make it into a movie. The only reason a movie would not work is the element of time (the story actually takes place over many years) and I think all of the locations would make for an expensive filming budget.

I would recommend this book if you enjoy Grisham or if you are looking for something entertaining to read.
I've read many of his books. This was the first that I couldn't put down. His description of Clanton, Mississippi was perfect...it pulled me in until I felt I was standing in the town square, saying good morning to the people, smelling the cafes, hearing the mosquitoes buzzing, feeling the heat and humidity. His characters are true-to-life, and as I read, I could hear their voices and their Mississippi accents. The story is interesting, to the point that I wanted to be one of the jurors, that I wanted to read that newspaper and wanted to go to Miss Calie's house for Thursday lunch. I'm about to read it again, this time a little slower, since I was in a hurry to find out how it all ended. I hope this is made into a movie with the right people cast in each role, but the movie won't be as good as this outstanding novel.
In The Last Juror, Grisham provides us with a decade long slice of life in Clanton Mississippi. Told through a narrative of the new owner of "the Times," Clanton's weekly newspaper, we are introduced to the town Clanton and Ford County.

Through endearing new characters, Grisham gives us another dramatic story unfolding in the stew of racial prejudices, economic disparity, and corruption. The local folks are trying to live out otherwise simple lives while clinging to their patriotism and their individual and collective faith in God. But, the folks in Clanton keep buzzing with opinions and concern as their little community is influenced by ever evolving events and citizens.

Though Grisham's skilled story telling, we get to know the citizens of this southern community and the colorful characters who will later interact with young lawyer Jake Brigance. Its folksy, its drmagic, and its enjoyable. We find new people to like and some to not like. Despite all its flaws, we root for Clanton and hope it survives itself. And, looking through the lens of that small community, Grisham allows us to examine our own thoughts on many subjects which permeate America. But, the introspection invited is far less demanding than what erupts in A Time to Kill.

The Last Juror is further enjoyable proof that Grisham can write American life and when doing so, we feel subtle connections to another great American author: Mark Twain.
I have always enjoyed how John Grisham could tell a story. Before the end of the book you felt like you knew the characters personally. The Last Juror certainly felt like that. He placed you so firmly in the mix that you felt like you grew up in Ford County and saw these people on a regular basis. Great read!
When a young liberal outsider buys a local, small-town southern newspaper, it's intriguing. Add in murder; a corrupt, overly rich, fearsome family; remnants of racism; and a wide-ranging cast of characters; and it goes far beyond intrigue! It become one gripping story from start to finish. This is a deftly spun suspense/thriller, crafted by an extremely skilled writer. A definite must-read!
John Grisham is at the top of his game. I just sit and wait for him to write his next novel.
In this one, you get to follow the storyline of Willie Traynor, newspaper editor, from his unfortunate beginnings to his final great success. The legal twists and turns we find him encounter along the way are mesmerizing. (I have two lawyers in my family.) I love the way Grisham likes to throw in his real feelings about the law as it's too often practiced, as with David Zinc, an attorney who's just had enough, in The Litigators. And finally, Grisham's being from Mississippi allows him to include in the novel his knowledge of the plight of the African-American people, as in my favorite, A Time To Kill. In fact, I think these three points that we see in so many of his novels, are what draws me to him. But in all of Grisham's novels, it's the constant suspense, the "watch the sun come up" mark of a superior story-teller. (I always read in bed.) There have been only two or three authors in my adult lifetime who have affected me this way. Jeanette