Thursday, June 7, 2012

Book Review: The Litigators

Disclaimer: This is the first book I read authored by John Grisham.
Therefore, this review is based solely on the book and not on his writing style.

I have always been fascinated by legal drama stories/genre. Such as lawyers trying to battle and outwit each other inside and even outside the courtroom. And The Litigators is one of those books which immediately got me drawn into it.

It has all the elements most readers require in a book - suspense, sarcasm and drama. Those are actually what kept me going. It is as if the story is happening in the real world. Not just a product nor a figment of imagination. Far from fantasy. Pragmatic.

Mind you, it also contains humor. In fact, I cannot remember how many times I tried to suppress my laughter while reading it.

This book is definitely highly recommended. John Grisham instantly became one of my favorite authors.


Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are partners in a small twenty-plus year old Law Firm in Chicago specializing in divorce proceedings, DUIs, not to mention chasing ambulances, reading obituaries and even visiting funerals for potential cases.

David Zinc, a Harvard Law School graduate, earning big bucks but sick and tired of corporate life, barely have time for himself and his wife, decided to dropout and landed on the doorstep of Finley and Figg Law Firm after drinking alcohol the whole day at a bar.

After David Zinc was employed as an associate in the law firm, the drama unfolds.
How can they win the case against a lawsuit against Varricks, which is one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world that produces the drug called Krayoxx when none of them, has actually tried a case in a court? This drug allegedly helps lower cholesterol but may in fact cause people to die of heart attacks.

Enjoy reading!

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