When I decide to review a book, I try to pick subject that interest me and law is one of those subjects. This book has very little to with the practice of law and very much to do with the lighter side of the law. It will entertain you for hours as you read through the pages. In just over 250 pages you will find some of the funniest things ever said in a courtroom. You'll read what lawyers; witnesses, jurors, judges, defendants and plaintiffs have said if you pay attention you'll find yourself on the ground laughing. A book that took just one hour to complete from cover to cover has provided a very bright start to the New Year. The sidesplitting questions and answers are sure to make everyone laugh. A certain must have for everyone in the legal field. Written by a practicing lawyer and taken from actual court transcripts you'll get a first hand look at not so serious side of the system of jurisprudence. Congratulations on a job well done! This book makes a great gift for those hard to buy people as well.
I ordered the book because somewhere some time I heard about it. I wish I knew in which context, but this is not so important I guess right now :).
Hopefully it is not too obvious from my capabilities in writing, but I am neither a native English speaker (I was just 3 weeks in Great Britain as a teenager once) nor a jurist. But I'd say that my English is quite good because in my private life I use English daily.
First of all - the language that is used in the book is not as easy as some claim here on Amazon (in that sense I doubt the honesty of one specific recension here - especially because the recension is not even written in English but a very simple German without any "real" description of the book itself!). Some described "stories" from the court need quite some experience in English, especially in the field of law. I'd even say that if you are still in a school that is similar to the American High School and not a native English speaker, this is going to be a challenging book for you. Reading scientifically nature science publications is for me easier than this book for example.
On the negative side there are some printing errors in the book (why does nobody mention them?). For example I found passages where the same person seems to ask a question in court and answer it then him-/herself. And I doubt I am the only person with those (small but existing) errors.
But anyway I find the book very entertaining and you might too if you have a dry sense of humour.
I never laughed so much during my train rides to work. Nice way to start the day! Maybe for people outside the legal field a bit difficult to understand sometimes. But if you have common sense that won't stop you from laughing :P
Haven't read the whole thing. But some quotes from the book are circulating on the net. Samples: Q: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in the voodoo A: We both do. Q: Voodoo? A: We do. Q: You do? A: Yes, voodoo. Q: You were not shot in the fracas? A: No, I was shot midway between the fracas and the navel.