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  • Taschenbuch: 400 Seiten
  • Verlag: MacMillan; Auflage: New Ed (20. Juni 2003)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0330411535
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330411530
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13 x 3,5 x 19,7 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3.4 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (5 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 444.786 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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Arthur Raven, more versed in corporate law than criminal defense, is not eager to accept the court-appointed task of handling death-row inmate "Squirrel" Gandolph's last-minute appeal of his murder conviction. Fast approaching middle age, Arthur has come to terms with the burdens and disappointments of his life, among which are a schizophrenic sister for whom he is responsible and the realization that he will probably never make an enduring connection with a woman. But when evidence surfaces that might exonerate his client, he rises to the occasion with a quiet determination to see justice done. Facing a formidable prosecuting attorney and her former lover, the policeman whose testimony convinced Judge Gillian Sullivan to find Squirrel guilty, Arthur's persistence not only wins his client a temporary reprieve from execution but also endears him to Sullivan, who has fallen on hard times since Squirrel's trial--fresh out of prison herself for taking bribes, she is a most unlikely candidate for Arthur's affections. Scott Turow's masterful characterization of complex and multidimensional people catalyzed by events into searching reexamination of their own motives and ambitions is matched by the intricacies of his plot, which itself is well served by his insider's knowledge of the criminal justice system and his extraordinary understanding of the vagaries of the human heart. The prose is luminescent, the narrative compelling, and the moral implications of Arthur's personal and professional choices beautifully articulated. This is a tour de force for a novelist writing at the top of his game. --Jane Adams -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Gebundene Ausgabe .

Pressestimmen

"No one on the contemporary scene writes better myster-suspense novels than Scott Turow."
--Bill Blum, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"When Scott Turow writes about a milieu, he knows whereof he speaks. You know he made it up, but you also know it's real."
--George V. Higgins, Chicago Tribune

"Turow brings a literary sensibility to a grit-and-gravel genre: if he calls to mind any comparison, it's to John le Carre. His novels are shaped by [a] studied bleakness, an introspect's embrace of the gray-zone ambiguities of modern life."
--Gail Caldwell, The Boston Sunday Globe

"Turow is the class act of legal thriller writers."
--Publishers Weekly

"Turow moves skillfully between past and present, revealing tiny tidbits of fact, circumstance, and motive as he goes and leaving it up to the reader not only to construct the story's linear progression but to understand the significance of the book's title as both a legal entity within its plot and a personal reality for its characters."
--Library Journal
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2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Donald Mitchell TOP 500 REZENSENT am 2. Mai 2007
Format: Taschenbuch
Reversible Errors has a grand sweep, much like the great Russian novels of the 19th Century such as Crime and Punishment. The book is filled with passion, conflicts, and hopes . . . while grimness grows as the days until an execution dwindle. I found Reversible Errors to be the most eloquent anti-death penalty book I have read. It's even more moving than the evidence that many people on Death Row were innocent when DNA tests were first applied to the evidence. Our justice system is supposed to set free 20 guilty people rather than convict one innocent one. In death penalty cases, we probably aren't doing so well. Innocent people have been executed in many cases. Once that happens, there's little good we can do about it. As we judge, so shall we be judged.

The criminal justice system isn't as neat and objective as television, movies and novels usually make it out to be. But naturally, most people who write about the system do so as nonparticipants. Mr. Turow writes from the vantage point of being both a top-flight lawyer, but also someone who works on death penalty appeals. It's clear that he writes from first-hand experience as to the poor defense work in many of these cases. I once helped defend a client who was accused of attempted murder. I came away from that experience feeling much like this book made me feel.

In Reversible Errors, Arthur Raven, an earnest corporate attorney, is appointed by the court to handle a death penalty appeal. Like most, he views this assignment as undesirable and likely to end in frustration. His client has been convicted based on his own confession to a gruesome triple murder. Arthur's a man who hasn't found love, and assumes that he never will. His commitment to the law does show his love of fulfilling his sense of duty.
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4 von 5 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von lvkleydorff am 23. Januar 2003
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Gentle reader,
If you are convinced that you purchased a mystery, your conviction may need correction. There are bodies around, for sure, right in the beginning of the book. And somebody is in jail for doing the foul deed. But did he actually do it? Every 100 pages or so we get another character strongly pointing to yet another perpetrator. Those whose job it is to uphold the law sit by and let events pass them by. Nary a real investigation. And don't ever believe you could deduct the identity of the murderer by following the narrative. The whole thing is a surprise without the "I knew it" effect.
And if you believe that, at the very least, you have a novel with worthwhile characters and soaring language, forget about that, too. Besides the usual coupling 101, there is really nothing to get excited about. Except, maybe, sentences like "Everything else in life was just the feathers and hide on the foraging animal of love." Or a situation like "What flashed very briefly from Genevieve toward Arthur was raw enough to be hatred. It seemed out of character, but in that look of loathing she'd found his enduring vulnerability, and Arthur flapped a hand against his side." Lovely pictures like "Arthur's round sedan cruised to the curb", not to be outdone by "...the ripe turn of her behind, which he had always found the most becoming part of her anatomy".
The author is even versed in the latest slang:"I don't think I done said that to her. Nnn-uhh..... I think the onliest one I gone on to like that was the other dude. And ain nobody seed him in years". No wonder they keep the guy locked up.
Waste neither time nor money on this, unless you need a door stop.
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By this Turow novel I was not riveted from page 1 as I was by the previous ones. I found the plot tedious as the title already indicates the ending, and the outcome of the love stories between the two mismatching couples also predictable. The characters of the presumed culprits lack profiling and the various names by which some of them are presented are irritating. As a lawyer, my curiosity about the legal process, both on a state level and the federal, is not satisfied and as a non-native speaker of the American language, I fail to understand some of the lingo. Dutifully I read the book through to the end (which took me an inordinately long time) and only by the last fews pages I was sentimntally touched. I am afraid I must habe been the wrong reader.
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For me the least compelling read of the author. At times just dragging on forever and I kept jumping paragraphs. 200 pages less would not have caused any harm.
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0 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Donald Mitchell TOP 500 REZENSENT am 2. Mai 2007
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Reversible Errors has a grand sweep, much like the great Russian novels of the 19th Century such as Crime and Punishment. The book is filled with passion, conflicts, and hopes . . . while grimness grows as the days until an execution dwindle. I found Reversible Errors to be the most eloquent anti-death penalty book I have read. It's even more moving than the evidence that many people on Death Row were innocent when DNA tests were first applied to the evidence. Our justice system is supposed to set free 20 guilty people rather than convict one innocent one. In death penalty cases, we probably aren't doing so well. Innocent people have been executed in many cases. Once that happens, there's little good we can do about it. As we judge, so shall we be judged.

The criminal justice system isn't as neat and objective as television, movies and novels usually make it out to be. But naturally, most people who write about the system do so as nonparticipants. Mr. Turow writes from the vantage point of being both a top-flight lawyer, but also someone who works on death penalty appeals. It's clear that he writes from first-hand experience as to the poor defense work in many of these cases. I once helped defend a client who was accused of attempted murder. I came away from that experience feeling much like this book made me feel.

In Reversible Errors, Arthur Raven, an earnest corporate attorney, is appointed by the court to handle a death penalty appeal. Like most, he views this assignment as undesirable and likely to end in frustration. His client has been convicted based on his own confession to a gruesome triple murder. Arthur's a man who hasn't found love, and assumes that he never will. His commitment to the law does show his love of fulfilling his sense of duty.
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