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The King of Torts: A Novel

The King of Torts: A Novel By {author, Free Read The King of Torts: A Novel - by John Grisham Free Read The King of Torts: A Novel - by John Grisham - The King of Torts: A Novel, The King of Torts A Novel NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe Office of the Public Defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators Clay Carter has been there too long and like most of his colleagues

  • Publisher‏:‎ Dell (March 9, 2010)
  • Publication date‏:‎ March 9, 2010
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 3306 KB
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader‏:‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting‏:‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray‏:‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise‏:‎ Enabled
  • Print length‏:‎ 498 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN‏:‎ 0099537133
  • Lending‏:‎ Not Enabled

Free Read The King of Torts: A Novel - by John Grisham, The King of Torts: A Novel, John Grisham, The King of Torts A Novel NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe Office of the Public Defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators Clay Carter has been there too long and like most of his colleagues dreams of a better job in a real firm When he reluctantly takes the case of a man charged with a random street killing he assumes it is just another of the many senseless m

The King of Torts: A Novel

Free Read The King of Torts: A Novel - by John Grisham Free Read The King of Torts: A Novel - by John Grisham - The King of Torts: A Novel, The King of Torts A Novel NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe Office of the Public Defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators Clay Carter has been there too long and like most of his colleagues The King of Torts: A Novel

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175 thought on “The King of Torts: A Novel

  1. Very few authors could take the professional boring legal world and use it for creating thrilling fiction Grisham does it with every book that he writes Not just that he has the talent to imagine and structure such vivid, authentic and intriguing plots, but he does it in such a tight and yet easy to understand language so that even the layman that hasn t been to a court in his life would find it clear and compelling This is perhaps the 10th Grisham book I ve read and surely there would be many A [...]


  2. OK, it s a tad formulaic and predictable maybe a 4 minus but i still love the way Grisham describes his characters and builds a story arc It s actually the reverse situation from the main characters of several of his other novels, who are often overworked, highly paid high powered law firm types who leave and become small town lawyers In this case it s an overworked, underpaid public defender who leaves and becomes, well, The King of Torts Not perfect, but the guy can still tell a story.


  3. I have read a number of Grisham s books and enjoy the character development and intriguing plots While King of Torts was interesting and a good read, it had a fairly predictable plot line I had pretty good idea of how it was going to end by about the time I was half way done So it became somewhat less interesting from there on in I am reading another Grisham book now and was struck by how much intriguing this one is at the same place in the story Good read, not his best.


  4. I think John Grisham is one of the best authors ever and most of his books are well plotted and supremely clever, but this one reads a bit like an airy Mary Higgins Clark novella The hero isn t exactly likeable either as he has dubious moral standards ripping off sick people, driving a firm into foreclosure because he doesn t want to reduce his legal fees etc , but yet Grisham tries to make him out to be a nice guy, e.g him still carrying the flame for his former lover who s not likeable either [...]


  5. Young, burned out public defender turns down corporate law position But Clay listens to corrupt former lawyer named Max who promises a fortune in legal fees for doing little work but settling numerous tort claims involving a drug with serious side effects He sets up legal office in D.C with large staff and significant expenses He is befriended by old successful mass tort claims expert French who convinces him to get a jet aircraft Despite high office expenses, Clay still makes a fortune and rece [...]


  6. I liked the fact that Clay was conscious of both the speed and the greed of all the tort activities He was overtaken by sudden wealth and the worldly benefits it provided, and the associates that he learned to aspire to But he also remained loyal to his friends and loves.The book did go a bit too far developing the ease in selecting the target subjects that could become his victims, and his lack of understanding of how his greed was offset by pain and suffering on his arm length clients.


  7. All in all, this book just didn t push my buttons, although I will admit it is well written enough My problem was quite simply that I didn t care I didn t care about our hotshot King of Torts, I found the entire concept of the torts to be vaguely unpleasant and the surrounding cast of characters weak The tort lawyers are greedy, selfish, wasteful and arrogant The group that comes along with Clay to his new business are cardboard cut outs and the two women are damn awful.But at the heart of my is [...]


  8. As one of the public defenders plying his trade in Washington DC, Clay Carter fights against the tide of mindless crime When he fails to duck his head quickly enough, he is landed with the job of defending a young man accused of murder A drug addict, Tequila Watson does not seem the archetypal killer, but it is an open and shut case, and after meeting his client, Carter is convinced he will spend the rest of his life in jail, at best However, Carter is approached by a mysterious man with informa [...]


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