Tuesday, June 23, 2015

THE TESTAMENT by John Grisham

I started this book thinking “oh no, another bad will, lawyers fighting it out” book. I was wrong. This book is really a character study of two people: one selfless, powerless, kind, gentle, loving, astute; the other selfish, brutish, drunk, egotistical, powerful.  It is also about a land – beautiful, treacherous, unforgiving, abundant. When these forces meet, the story begins.
Grisham is a great storyteller; his characters are real, the situations are plausible, the tension is unending.  THE TESTAMENT has a clear message, told clearly in a powerful way.  This is a story that will stay with you.  I’m glad I read it and you will be too.
5 of 5 stars

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