There was a lot going on in this book. I don't have a lot to say about it except that the title seems very clever. I don't know if I've ever read a book with the narrator being only 7 years old before this one.
This is one of the BEST books I've read in a very long time, and I'm an avid reader. I couldn't put it down. The comparisons to Steinbeck are quite accurate, in my opinion (and I'm a huge Steinbeck fan too.)
I'm slowly making my way thru all Grisham's stuff but this is by far the best...
I had this book on my book shelf for some time now and picked it up 3 times this spring and I finally sat down and read it. What a great book - I should have read it sooner. I would not have guessed that it was written by John Grisham as it was totally different from any of his other books. I thoroughly enjoyed it - as it was told by a 7 year old boy - some parts were hilarious - as it came from a child's perspective. Great read - do not pass up on this book if ou want to get totally engrossed in a different kind of story.
I also thought this story was much in the vein of J. Steinbeck. I could smell the dirt and feel the rain. Well done.
Grisham is probably our greatest living author; I am a major fan of his. This story is told from the point of view of a seven year old boy and very well told from that viewpoiint. This is probably my third favorite Grisham novel after number one Calico Joe and number two Playing for Pizza. I like his lawyer tales since being a lawyer, he knows the background, but his non-lawyer stories are his best in my mind and I still very much like A Time to Kill which he could not get published until after The Firm. I am not a baseball fan and could do with a little less baseball bs.
Beautiful story about courage, perseverance, family ties, and love. Novel setting is in rural Arkansas in the 1950's. The book describes farming life and hardship in the cotton fields at that time. Luke Chandler grows up and develops a greater understanding of life in this book. A good read for anyone who grew up down south or is interested in learning more about this way of life.
Don't expect court cases and legal drama. A totally different read - reminds me of Grapes of Wrath and the struggles encountered in that era. Good read.
An excellent family story told through the eyes of a 7-year old boy. The family's lives change abruptly with the arrival of migrant cotton pickers. It was well-written and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I would not have thought this was a GRISHAM novel. I realy enjoyed it, particularly the great insights into the picking of cotton after slavery was abolished.
This is my favorite book of John Grisham, my favorite current American writer. The writing reminds me very much of Steinbeck in its depth of characterization and lyrical imagery.
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