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  • Ford County
  • John Grisham
  • English
  • 09 June 2020
  • 9780099547938

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Ford County review ¼ 7 Ost in MississippiCompletely gripping freuently moving and always entertaining Ford County brims with the same page turning uality and heart stopping drama of his previous bestsellers and is proof once why John Grisham is our most popular storyteller. To sum up Depressing Grisham should stick to full length novelsGrisham s first book of short stories set in Ford County 1 Wheelchair bound Inez Graney and her two older sons Leon and Butch take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney brother Raymond who s been locked away on death row for eleven years It could well be their last visitGrisham seems to have a particular obsession with death row cases I just concluded The Chamber where he makes a strong case for abolition This story reveals the reality of the shock of imminent death as the bravado is stripped away and panic sets in 2 Mack Stafford a hard drinking and low grossing run of the mill divorce lawyer gets a miracle phone call with a completely unexpected offer to settle some old forgotten cases for money than he has ever seen Mack is suddenly bored with the law fed up with his wife and his life and makes drastic plans to finally escapeUnfortunately this story could easily be true It shows how the promise of instant wealth corrupts the human heart resulting in mindless decisions that will have lasting conseuences The Bible tells us that to work for our money is a good thing and results in satisfaction Riches gained in this manner will never fulfill and life always catches up with us in the end We cannot escape forever3 uiet dull Sidney a data collector for an insurance company perfects his blackjack skills in hopes of bringing down the casino empire of Clanton s most ambitious hustler Bobby Carl Leach who among other crimes has stolen Sidney s wifeA somewhat far fetched tale involving the intricacies of gambling at a high level Unfortunately the moral of Grisham s story seems to be that gambling does payHowever the story also demonstrates that the grass is never greener on the other side for very long and that we would do better to be content in our circumstances Also a biblical principle4 Three good ol boys from rural Ford County begin a journey to the big city of Memphis to give blood to a grievously injured friend However they are unable to drive past a beer store as the trip takes longer and longer The journey comes to an abrupt end when they make a fateful stop at a Memphis strip clubThis was a sleazy tale of lust and debauchery that was beneath Grisham There is graphic sexual detail and violence It does however expose the dangers both of excessive drinking and of peer pressurepack mentality violence and crime The story also reveals the shallow level of a lot of people s relationships and that their claims to love and care for each other are only valid until superseded by something that s important to them This ties in with the unreliability of people generally and the way they drop their commitments immediately on sighting something appealing to do with their time or money 5 The uiet Haven Retirement Home is the final stop for the elderly of Clanton It s a sad languid place with little controversy until Gilbert arrives Posing as a low paid bedpan boy he is in reality a brilliant stalker with an uncanny ability to sniff out the assets of those seniors he professes to loveAnother sleazy tale of pornography and the corruption of an old man in a nursing home Sadly this tale was also somewhat believable and shows how easy it would potentially be for staff to prey on the vulnerable However people who engage in this type of appalling crime are forgetting one thing God is watching and there will be a Judgement Day6 One of the hazards of litigating against people in a small town is that one day long after the trial you will probably come face to face with someone you ve beaten in a lawsuit Lawyer Stanley Wade bumps into an old adversary a man with a long memory and the encounter becomes a violent ordealThe saddest of the tales with a somewhat ambiguous ending I would have liked to see whether the encounter made any difference in the long run This could potentially have been turned into a full length novel There is some graphic violence It was probably the most compelling of the stories It demonstrates the corruption that can be at the heart of the criminal justice system and the impact this can have on real victims needing medical care As a Christian I trust that God will deal will the injustice people in these situations have suffered It was the only way I could do my job as a police officer on some days7 Clanton is rocked with the rumor that the gay son of a prominent family has finally come home to die Of AIDS Fear permeates the town as gossip runs unabated But in Lowtown the colored section of Clanton the young man finds a soul mate in his final daysAnother tragic tale about the AIDS virus and the stigma that surrounded it in rural communities Grisham paints a depressing picture as a young man lives out his last days This story was the most difficult for me to swallow as a Christian Grisham claims to be a Christian too yet in this story he has a woman being effectively cast out of her church for befriending this dying man The dying man who makes it clear that he has no faith and isn t interested in God is then reported to be eternally at rest So in one short story Grisham has destroyed both the possibility of the church being a place of help and hope for people in need and the importance of dying souls finding forgiveness of sin before they meet God and are judged He instead suggests that everyone goes to heaven I fear for Grisham who has such wide spread influence when he speaks authoritatively through his writings in areas that conflict with clear biblical teaching I cannot recommend this book due to the sexual content swearing that usual and some graphic violence More significantly though I feel that the final story presents a hopeless situation with no remedy apart from a false idea about death But in reality there is always hope if we turn to Jesus in repentance and faithCheck out my John Grisham Shelf

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Ford County review ¼ 7 Ing downtrodden divorce lawyer looking for pay dirt to a manipulative death row inmate with one last plea Ford County features a vivid cast of attorneys crooks hustlers and convicts Through their stories he paints a uniue picture of lives lived and l. This book was so bad I couldn t finish it I normally have enjoyed every other Grisham book and can depend on them for good light entertainment and occasionally a very well done enlightening story Ford County must have been written because Grisham had a commitmment with his publisher to churn something out The book is a series of seven short stories abouth life in Ford County Mississippi the scene of an early Grisham novel I went through the first two stories and wondered why did he bother writing this stuff The stories are not interesting they convey no message or idea other than that the characters are not very sympathetic or likeable rednecks The endings didn t seem to have any object or finality to them other than the author had reached his alloted page countNow I have to confess that I read this book as an audio book I didn t realize that Grisham was going to be the reader until I had started listening to it What a disaster Maybe the book was better than it sounded Whatever cornpone southern authenticity he thought he would give it by reading it himself was completely sabotaged by his ineptness as a reader His voice was monotonic and lacked any inflection or drama to it His speech was so halting that it seemed he was inserting commas after every three or four words Certainly Grisham wasn t trying to make money for himselfThere should be a law against authors reading their own work Seldom do they catch the voice of their characters as a good professional reader can doI see all the other 4 5 reviews of this book in Goodreads and am left wondering Is it me or is it Mex

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Ford County review ¼ 7 Worldwide No1 bestseller John Grisham takes you into the heart of America's Deep South with a collection of stories connected by the life and crimes of Ford County a place of harsh beauty where broken dreams and final wishes convergeFrom a hard drink. A sporadic and eclectic mix of dark and miserable storytelling made all the better for me as it was narrated by Mr Grisham himself A shadow was cast over every thought This town of Clanton seems just horrible A mix of disparate and dark characters with storylines combined My favourite without a doubt was the last story of the lovely man suffering from HIV and the selfless lady who cared for him It was a short story collection where there was not necessarily a clear ending and I think this was the point Maybe this was a lesson on realism Or pessimism Mr Grisham sounds like Barack Obama short and to the point I like listening to both clear and articulate Most of the way through I was thinking of the past President s style of speech I could listen all day The author is not a performer but did well with his odd storylines that did not have any tangible endings Really uite odd but very doable