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The Brethren (Roman) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 26. Dezember 2000

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John Grisham's novels have all been so systematically successful that it is easy to forget he is just one man toiling away silently with a pen, experimenting and improving with each book. While not as gifted a prose stylist as Scott Turow, Grisham is among the best plotters in the thriller business and he infuses his books with a moral valence and creative vision that set them apart from their peers.

The Brethren is in many respects his most daring and accomplished book yet. The novel grows from two separate subplots. In the first, three imprisoned ex-judges (the "brethren" of the title), frustrated by their loss of power and influence, concoct an elaborate blackmail scheme preying on wealthy closeted gay men. The second story traces the rise of presidential candidate Aaron Lake, a man essentially created by CIA directory Teddy Maynard to fulfil Maynard's plans for restoring the power of his beleaguered agency.

Grisham's tight control of the two meandering threads leaves the reader guessing through most of the opening chapters how and when these two worlds will collide. Also impressive is Grisham's careful portraiture. Justice Hatlee Beech in particular is a fascinating, tragic anti-hero: a millionaire judge with an appointment for life who was rendered divorced, bankrupt and friendless after his conviction for drunk-driving homicide.

The book's cynical view of Presidential politics and criminal justice casts a somewhat gloomy shadow over the tale. CIA director Teddy Maynard is an all powerful demon with absolute knowledge and control of the public will and public funds. Even his candidate, Congressman Lake, is a pawn in Maynard's egomaniacal game of ad campaigns, illicit contributions and international intrigue. In the end, The Brethren marks a transition in Grisham's career towards a more thoughtful narrative style with less interest in the big-payoff blockbuster ending. But that's not to say that the last 50 pages won't keep you reading late into the early hours.--Patrick O'Kelley --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

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"Gripping ... engaging and fast-paced ... will hook you from the first page and won't let you go."—New York Post

"A crackerjack tale."—Entertainment Weekly

"Fast-paced and action-packed...you'll be thoroughly entertained."—New Orleans Times-Picayune

"The plot is as up-to-date as tomorrow's newspaper, with allusions to presidential polls and debates, campaign financing, money laundering and offshore financial finagling.... Add to these tantalizing ingredients the steady action, with some clever surprises." —The New York Times

A Main Selection of the Doubleday Book Club, the Literary Guild, and the Mystery Guild

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Den Inhalt spare ich mir, der wurde bereits wieder gegeben. Mich hat die Geschichte der Richter im Knast, die (überraschend erfolgreich) versteckte Schwule erpressen fasziniert und gleichzeitig amüsiert, denn sie wirft einen bitterbösen Blick auf die verklemmte amerikanische Gesellschaft und Politik. Das Ende hat mich ein wenig ratlos zurück gelassen, aber das fällt wahrscheinlich unter Geschmacksache.
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In his earlier books, Grisham seemed to have hit on a plot formula which worked and appeared several times - seemingly powerless little guy against vast conspiracy, a la Robin Cook. He probably could have continued in this vein. However, he chose to deviate from the formula, and we discovered that he was a good story teller in addition to having writing talent. This book exemplifies that.
I don't remember the last time I read a story without a clear protagonist, and it took me a while to adjust to the idea, but I liked it. There were no blameless souls in the story (except for one very minor character), and I enjoyed the detatchment of just finding out what happened without identifying with a particular person. I liked the way characters were drawn, some more completely than others, and I liked the pace and style of the writing.
There were no tense chases or buildings exploding at the end, no hero heading off with the girl into the future, not a lot of flash - just a clever, well presented plot with a not unsatisfying ending.
This is not great literature, but it is exactly what it's supposed to be - great entertainment.
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I listened to this book on audio cassette on long commutes. All of a sudden, the reader was telling me that the book was over. I was perplexed. I looked at the box it came in. Sure enough, it said "unabridged." I went to the library and read the last few pages in book format. Sure enough, it reads just like the end of the tapes. John Grisham has another great Grisham book going and then, all at once, he just "quits" in an un-Grisham-like manner and wraps up in a few pages what should have taken many chapters. Was there a publishing deadline? Oh well, this cynical view of the presidential election process was good while it lasted. My favorite observation: there is nothing worse than angry judges with time on their hands.
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Don't get me wrong, Grisham is an excellent story-teller. The problem with "The Brethren" is that Grisham has strayed too far away from a most succesful formula. Before Grisham came onto the scene, I wasn't a great fan of legal thrillers, but wonderful books such as "The Firm", "The Pelican Brief" and "The Runaway Jury", left me thirsty for more. I was quite surprised that "The Brethren" followed so swiftly on the heels of "The Testament", but having read it, I understand why. Grisham appears to have decided to change tack when it comes to his theme. Spellbinding us with the world of the courtroom, and the lawyers who can barely cope, we couldn't get enough. Trying to convince us with the inner workings of a frail crippled leader of the CIA, with the worrying personal life of a no-one Senator, Aaron Lake, and attempting to persuade us to feel for three old, cranky imbettered corrupt judges, in the softest of Federal prisons, is not something Grisham had any success at. If a formula works then go with it, don't disappoint the fans by changing tack so dramatically, and in my opinion so badly. If you are looking for a good story, then read "The Brethren" - if you're looking for a GOOD Grisham, then don't.
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I am a huge fan of Grisham's, and have read everything he's written (even the short stories) but I must admit that this is not his best. I enjoyed the Testament (as bad as many people thought it was) much more. The biggest problem I had with this book is that the character development was poor. There are too many unknowns...especially with the character of Aaron Lake. He reminded me too much of Al Gore....cardboard and rigid. You don't find out enough about the guy that will make you care what happens to him, or make you sympathetic about him being possibly involved in a career ending scandal.
The judges are interesting characters and their ramblings are what redeems the novel for me...the story is original and there are still the traditional plot twists and turns. I enjoyed Trevor as well...he was a bit more the type of character that you expect from Grisham. It is based on those two factors that I give this the rating I did. Those were characters that he could have gone a bit further with as well, but their antics and plotting makes for very interesting reading.
The ending seems rushed. I expected much more fanfare, but the book just seems to fizzle out to the point where I actually found myself looking to make sure that some pages didn't get accidentally ripped out or were missing. The insertion of the character of other minor characters (such as Buster) look promising, but they are all roads that lead to nowhere. Very confusing. There was a lot less of the legal theme in this novel, which is normally a part of his books which I enjoy.
Unless you're a Grisham die hard, wait for the paperback. It may not be as good as his earlier works, but it's still worth a read.
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