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5.0 von 5 Sternen Spannend wie immer
In John Grishams The Partner geht es um einen vermeintlichen toten Kanzleianwalt, der gerade das Firmenkonto um ein paar hundert Millionen Dollar erleichtert hat. So beginnt das Buch und beschreibt, wie die geprellte Anwaltskanzlei Himmel und Hölle in Bewegung setzt, den untreuen Sozius zu finden. Als das dann so weit ist, beginnt dieser mit einem Spiel, in dem er...
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Grisham Gropes
Well, as a fan of John Grisham, it is difficult for me to find the negatives in his work. However, in "The Partner", I found myself floundering to continue reading. And I do believe Grisham is now groping to keep up with the high demand for his books.
The plot seemed like a "plug & play" device. Lawyer, Patrick Lanigan steals millions from...
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Spannend wie immer, 30. November 1999
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In John Grishams The Partner geht es um einen vermeintlichen toten Kanzleianwalt, der gerade das Firmenkonto um ein paar hundert Millionen Dollar erleichtert hat. So beginnt das Buch und beschreibt, wie die geprellte Anwaltskanzlei Himmel und Hölle in Bewegung setzt, den untreuen Sozius zu finden. Als das dann so weit ist, beginnt dieser mit einem Spiel, in dem er Schritt für Schritt akribisch geplant hat. Natürlich muß man zugunsten des Buches annehmen, daß ein Mensch einen Handlungsablauf derart ausgefeilt planen kann. John Grisham hat die Gabe, die amerikanische Rechtsanwaltswelt als eine Welt voller großer Fälle, unglaublicher Komplotte und ausgetüftelten Hinterlistigkeiten darzustellen und den Leser doch immer auf der Seite des Rechtsanwaltes zu halten. Wie aber in den meisten Grisham-Büchern hält der Schluß noch so einige Überraschungen parat, die den Leser hinterher immer etwas traurig hinterlassen. Auch auf englisch ist das Buch, das mich schon in der deutschen Übersetzung nicht losgelassen hat, ein voller Lesegenuß. Man muß sich nur ein wenig in den amerikanischen Wortgebrauch, der in der Juristerei üblich ist, gewöhnen. Alles in allem war es mal wieder eine fesselnde Story, die sich diesmal ganz in der Welt der Kanzleien abspielt und nicht ein Angriff auf eine große Konzernmacht wie die Zigarettenindustrie beispielsweise in „Das Urteil" darstellt. (Dies ist eine Amazon.de an der Uni-Studentenrezension.)
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Spannung PUR! Story offen - bis zur letzten Seite!, 11. Januar 2007
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Hatte mir das Buch ausgeliehen - Bibliothek hatte es gehabt. Habe früher schöne "Die Firma", "Die Kammer", "Die Akte" usw. von John Grisham gelesen. Aber ich muss sagen, der Aufbau, die Spannung, die Abwechslung und die Geschichte sind absolut genial, nicht immer einfach, aber total spannend. Jedoch bleibt alles immer logisch und die ganze Geschichte kommt am Ende zu einem wirklich nicht zu vermuntendem Ende! Echt Spitze! So kann's gehen - wie im wirklichen Leben ;-)!

Viele Spaß beim Lesen.

Werd' mich jetzt mal an das nächste Buch begeben - "Der Richter" - mal schauen, wie sich das so entwickelt!
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Grisham Gropes, 15. Juli 2000
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Well, as a fan of John Grisham, it is difficult for me to find the negatives in his work. However, in "The Partner", I found myself floundering to continue reading. And I do believe Grisham is now groping to keep up with the high demand for his books.
The plot seemed like a "plug & play" device. Lawyer, Patrick Lanigan steals millions from his huge law firm. His troubles really begin when they find him in Brazil, living a quiet life as Danilo Silva.
This is quasi so-so read, but nothing compared to Grisham's first, "A Time To Kill".
Thanks--CDS
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Strategie eines Diebstahls, 16. November 2004
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Wie stiehlt man viel viel Geld und kommt damit durch? Immer wieder wird die Hauptperson mit neuen Situationen konfrontiert, immer wieder hat er die Antworten schon parat.
Immer? Das Ende ist dann doch anders, als er (und der Leser) es sich vorgestellt hat.
Das Buch ist zwar nicht das beste, das ich je gelesen habe, ich kann es aber trotzdem sehr empfehlen. 5 Sterne wäre zu viel, aber es sind 4+ Sterne. Ein spannendes Buch ohne die sonst vieler Orts üblichen Gewaltorgien.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen "To Tell The Truth? ", 28. Juni 2000
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Quite a few years ago, there was a television show called "To Tell the Truth" in which a celebrity panel, egged on by a celebrity moderator, would try to guess which of three guest panelists, when quizzed about their lives and circumstances, would turn out to be the actual named person. The game always ended in the command "Will the real 'John Doe' please stand up", at which point our suspense was relieved and we all got to congratulate or commiserate on our own candidate of choice.
And so with our now famous author, some times I feel like saying "Will the real John Grisham please stand up." In Partner, this is not (to my mind, thankfully) the slow-paced dramatist of book one, A Time to Kill, or book five, The Chamber, the latter of which I predicted would never be a movie (wrong!) for its dullness and lack of intrigue (right!). Nor is this the social commentator proselytizing in The Rainmaker (wife abuse is bad) or The Runaway Jury (smoking is bad), although at least these two gave us moderately satisfying page-turners. Nope -- the good news is that our clever creator of Pelican Brief, The Client, and The Firm is back, with all the complexities of plot, action and thrills, even an ironic twist at the end, to captivate our imaginations and keep us up until three in the morning with no regrets. And make no mistake, this movie will be a barn burner -- the only question being how many millions more will it dump into the Grisham coffers.
By now, you may have heard snatches of the plot. I hate to spoil the story, but the gist is that a successful young law firm partner "dies" in an accident, only to be discovered years later hiding abroad with close to eight figures in stolen loot. [Relax -- all that becomes clear in chapter one of forty-three, so I'm hardly giving away the plot...] What follows are the intricacies of legal maneuvers and one-up-man-ship by our hero, as he masterminds his own extrication from prison, while gradually spinning the whole incredible yarn through various conversations meted out carefully enough to keep us turning pages into the wee hours.
So, for me, the best John Grisham has indeed stood up -- with riveting story telling, political and social insight into the mechanisms of lawyering, and a tale that engrosses from start to finish. Can't wait for the movie !
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Grisham is truely a law writing genious., 13. Mai 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Partner (Taschenbuch)
John Grisham has definitely done it again. The Partner is one of the best so far. Grisham really knows how to write an intriguing plot that will keep the reader reading from cover to cover. It all starts off with Patrick Lanigan, who fakes his own death and flees the country with 90 billion dollars which he embessled from his law firm, is caught and kidnapped by secret agents, who abuse his physically and emopthionally tryign to get out of him where the money is now. Thew only thing is that Patrick has no clue where the money actually is at, and only has way of finding out. Mystery lies within the plot, such as who was in the casket of Patrick Lanigan's and how did he do it, and who is the person heklping him out through all of this. And the number one question is where is the 90 billion dollars? All of these questions are answered, but you have to read to get them. Also Patrick Lanigan, as a chratcer in general, portrays a new type of character for Grisham, a hard core criminal who had no reason to do what he did. This book is definitely one for the crazy courtroom lovers. It shows the way that justice is not always severed ot those who it should be served to. Grisham lets the audience be sorry for Patrick, even though we should feel sorry for his money grubbing widow, who has moved on to a younger and less richer man. At the end of the novel, I had that sort of warm and mushy feeling in my stomach that nade me feel like the ending of the book was perfect and should have eneded that way, even though others will most definitely think otherwise. Being a big fan of Grisham for almost six years now, this book really hit home and kept me up at all hours of hte night to finish it. The plot structure was well thought out and has no holes in it where the reader has to imagine what happens next. All of the mysteries are solved, you just have to keep on readiong until the end. I really recommend this novel to those who love the view of a courtroom from a lawyer and criminal's prospective.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Fast action, intiquing plot turns, and a flawed end, 22. Februar 1999
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"The Partner", in my opinion, is Grisham's second-best novel-and that is saying a very great deal. The story is essentially of a lawyer who discovers that his firm is planning, with a client, to defraud the government, and cutting him out of the profits. So he stages his own disappearance, and manages to steal the money. The companies affected in various ways band together and hire a sleazy detective to find him. He is found in Brazil and almost tortured to death, and then returned to the United States to face charges. None of this is revealing any significant plot because it all takes place in the first chapter. The turns and twists of how the lawyer manages to brilliantly tie up the legal system, and ultimately gets away with a hand slap constitutes most of the rest of the novel. As in all Grisham novels, the pace and action are engrossing. The characters are not as completely fleshed-out as they could be.
The only disappointments are in retrospect, i.e., at least three serious flaws in the plot. If you haven't read the novel yet, stop here. All of these flaws appear to have been tacked-on to the finished novel, perhaps at the urging of an idiot editor. One is that the lawyer is accused of having murdered someone to take his place in his burning car when he disappears. In fact, there is no logical reason for such a dramatic disappearance-much less a murder to cover it. At the time, the theft had not yet taken place and no-one would have been looking for the lawyer if he had just quietly disappeared. The second serious plot flaw is that we discover in the last chapter that he had arranged-years in advance--for his own capture. It would have been much safer to have been captured by a law enforcement agency in the States-perhaps while visiting his mother. Alternatively, with $100 million dollars, his options for avoiding discovery were virtually unlimited. We are asked to believe that the lawyer is a fantastically rich genius who has spent years planning to thwart the system, but yet unnecessarily and intentionally allows himself to be captured and tortured by thugs, in Brazil. As a third highly improbable plot twist, at the very end..
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1.0 von 5 Sternen One of my all time worst, 30. Januar 1998
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John Grisham's appeal remains a mystery. I have waded through four of his books, primarily because people have recommended them to me. You think I'd learn. John Grisham has to be one of the worst popular authors today. Why? Where do we start. First could be his characters, all of which talk as though they were attorney's turned best selling authors. There is no attempt at creating different people with different ways of speaking. Everyone from the youngest kid to the oldest person speaks in the same tongue. His lack of real profanity may build an audience, but doesn't quite jibe with the supposedly slimy characters in his books. Secondly, he has zero idea how to build suspense. In the Partner, the suspense is all artificial. Since the story already happened, we are waiting to hear what actually happened from the main character, Patrick Lanigan. The fact is that he could have told everyone what happened in about 10 pages. Grisham is trying to write the Sting here, but in the end, the reader is the only person who gets screwed. The end of the chapter is just that, an end, not a spur to begin reading the next. No conflict. Grisham's attempts at plot driving conflict are as one reviewer put it, more random events than cleverly plotted puzzles. His characters get out of scrapes more by coincidences or convenience than any action they initiate. And finally, assinine endings. It always seems as though Grisham feels that an ending in which the main character succeeds are somehow wrong. If we wade through such trash as this we shouldn't have to learn that the character winds up getting screwed. His comic book descriptions. Much like comic books in which the characters say things that seem to be obvious, such as, "Oh no, Nuclear Man is throwing his cosmic rays at me, I will feel tremendous pain if I don't dodge them and reflect them off my micro mirror", Grisham feels the need to describe how everyone in the book is thinking or why they are reacting the way they do. If he were a decent writer, the reactions would be obvious. But Grisham fails to create a mood, a setting, a feeling, or anything approaching something that readers can sink their teeth into. So what is the 2 rating for? The cover was attractive.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Grisham Gets Past Recurring Theme...Kind of, 11. Januar 1998
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Let's start out by stating the obvious. Grisham is an excellent storyteller with complete mastery of the chapter hook, and a refreshingly clean (if somewhat sarcastic) style. His character developments are adequate, his description is sometimes spartan, but the plot (ahh, there's the thing) is always racing like a day at the Brickyard.
With that said, Grisham's newest entry really has a lot going for it. For one, it's not the same old story line most of his other books have been (someone finds out something they shouldn't and now they're on the run--The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client...). It does, however, almost run in this vein. This time the guy that learns something he shouldn't and ran is caught and now we deal with the aftermath. We see the torture that could have easily happened in any of his other novels had the main characters been caught. Another thing the Partner has going for it are several interesting sub-plots that logically flow together. You see where they're headed, which, sometimes, is nice to know.
But (and you knew this was coming, didn't you?), you could pretty much write the rest of the story after chapter four. It's all set up and you know where everyone is going, you just don't know which route they're going to take. For those of you who have read Grisham before, go ahead and list with me the characters that are going to be in this novel: at least one smart aleck lawyer (although probably more), a sleazy lawyer (again, probably more), at least one completely innocent woman who will be the love interest, a child under ten, an investigator with questionable morals, and someone not so bright with mafia-like connections. Throw in a Senator this time, and you've got most of the major players. Our protagonist this time happens to be a criminal (slight twist on the typical main character), but overall you know where this novel is going well before it gets there. Oh, you may not know the exact details, but you're sure the good guys will be rewarded and the bad guys will be shown up. Despite a somewhat poorly planned and disappointing "surprise" ending, the predictability of the plot isn't really a downer. Definitely not one of the stronger Grisham entries, but like all of them I've read (which is all but the Chamber), a page-turning experience.
If you're totally new to Grisham, DO NOT start with this one. By far his strongest novel is A Time to Kill which has much more clearly defined characters, a more interesting and satisfying plot and some pretty decent description. The Partner will help you understand why people stay up until all hours to finish one of his novels, but may have you questioning why people pick up the next one.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Take a sabbatical, John. . ., 16. September 1997
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I should know better by now. The Firm, A Time To Kill, and the Client remain among my favorites of all time. But lately, Johnny Boy seems to be more concerned with getting a book out every year as quickly as possible so he can take the rest of the year off. Too often, I felt like I was reading the Cliff Notes on a real book that has yet to materialize! He seems to assume we've all read every one of his books, so he can just change the names and locations, and he doesn't have to bother with character development. Money laundering? Why bother with details? You read The Firm, didn't you? Well, just keep that in mind as you read that Patrick stole the money. The bad guys who want their money back? They're just like the ones in Runaway Jury. (You did read that one, didn't you??) This book did keep me reading. The "newer" characters--by that I mean those we haven't seen likenesses of in previous Grisham grinds--are ciphers. For example, Patrick's wife/widow/whatever is a total stock-in-trade bimbo without any redeeming qualities whatsoever. The man she's had on the string since age 14 displays the cliched mannerisms of every high school bully in the South. But hey! I forgot. . .if they'd been more sympathetic, well, maybe Patrick wouldn't have skipped out with the dough and we wouldn't have a book, now, would we??? In fact, no one in this book seems to be for real, except maybe Patrick's lawyer, who's the only one that seems to have any semblance of a normal life. Or at least tries. He can't pick up his daughter from soccer because Patrick needs him to run to New Orleans and meet with purdy little Eva. What to make of Eva? Well, remember the girl in Runaway Jury? Here she is again with a Brazilian accent. The only difference is that we don't have a clue as to what makes her tick. (Kind of the like the girl in Rainmaker--another book with an ending that's so convoluted I laughed out loud)
How many more years does John have to go on his contract with the publisher? Hopefully, not too many. The man needs to take a sabbatical to get these Mississippi/Carribean/South America money-laundering lawyer paper dolls out of his system. Until then, I'm not even springing for the paperbacks. I borrowed the Chamber, and ever since don't trust my hard-earned dollars to Johnny anymore. I'd advise everyone here to do the same until he finds fresh inspiration and can once again write a book that the whole country talks about. . .
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