Book Review: The Broker

The Broker by John Grisham

I admit, I haven't read any Grisham novels since the 1990s (and according to the majority of my patrons, I haven't missed much), but I knew this was set primarily in Italy and thought I would give it a go.

Hrm. While it's a nice tour of Bologna, the "chase" and the premise left me cold. Grisham spent more time exploring the ins and outs of Italian culture and eluding to a romance than working out the details of how our title characters ended up there in the first place! The ending left me cold, and I was actually grateful this only took a day to read - I can move on to other novels instead!

If you want to read a good lawyer-y suspense novel, stick with Grisham's early work.


Anonymous said...

Hmmmm. Maybe it is because I can't stand to READ the Grish (just listen to excellent narrators), but I liked this much more than his other stuff. Maybe it was the setting (or the almost pornographic descriptions of FOOD), or maybe it was because the lead wasn't so high and mighty and young and cocky like they usually are. Oh well. Grish is always fun for a short romp.
Best, pat

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