John Grisham’s book, The Rooster Bar, is a surprise. It does have an interesting story and the plot is believable, but the characters seem to lack the depth that you expect from his stories.
He said in an author’s note at the end of the book that he got the idea for the book when he read an article in the Atlantic called “The Law-School Scam,” which was an investigation of for-profit law schools. I would have liked to have read this before I started.
The main characters, Mark, Todd, and Zola just came together in this complicated plot, and even though the death of a friend and the pressure of the debts were good reasons, it still seemed sort of weak that they would wind up in this together as deep as they did.
Grisham can make you like a character ,and even more important he can make you feel what they feel, but he didn't do it with these characters.
This is the only Grisham book I stopped and wondered whether to continue before finishing but by the second half the plot pulled me in and and I am glad I stayed with it.
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