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Sloppy writing, poor attention to detail by author,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Rainmaker (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Nothing is worse than a legal novel that fails to get the law straight. Mr. Grisham is supposed to be an attorney, but fails to get any of the legal details correct. For example, the defense attorney in this book attempts to remove the case to federal court by filing a motion in state court! The only proper procedure to remove a case filed in state court to is to file a notice of removal in federal court. The author's description of bad faith law is also laughable- even a first year law student could do a better job of getting the law right. A great deal of time is spent in the book concerning the removal of a letter by the insurance company from its claim file. But what is the point of removing a letter that has already been mailed? If a company were going to conceal a document, it would conceal a document that the plaintiff has never seen, or heard about. Next, the main character is seriously flawed, and is no hero. In no particular order of importance, he is guilty of practicing law without a license, drunk driving, forming a partnership with a non-lawyer, improperly soliciting clients, and murder. Just who is the bad guy here??? Grisham completely misses the boat in this book. It would not have taken a great deal of effort to get the details correct. Instead, he loses all credibility as an author, especially an author of legal novels. Imagine, if you will, a writer of Western novels having his hero mount a horse from the right side, or saddle the horse backwards, and not have his readers laugh at the absurdity of his effort.