- Audio CD
- Verlag: Hodder & Stoughton; Auflage: Unabridged (22. Oktober 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1444765590
- ISBN-13: 978-1444765595
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,1 x 4,8 x 13,1 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 58 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 512.773 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Sycamore Row bristles with all the old authority....It's good to see the troubled attorney back (Independent)
No one does it better than Grisham (Daily Telegraph)
A gripping read (Literary Review)
The best thriller writer alive (Ken Follett)
'Fight them, Mr Brigance. To the bitter end. We must prevail.'Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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The theme is the same, namely that of racism. This time Jack Brigance, a lawyer in Ford County, a county in the southern United States where racism was still a major problem thirty years ago (and I suppose it still is), is grappling with a holographic will written by a wealthy white man that, before committing suicide (he was dying of cancer), decides to disinherit his children and leave 90% of his assets, 24 million dollars, to his black maid. This gives rise to a legal battle to contest the will.
I loved, as always, the characterization of the characters, both main and secondary ones, and the reconstruction of the setting (Ford County in the 80’s). Add to this the usual skill of Grisham in telling the many tricks behind the preparation of a law suit capable of doing much fanfare.
While the disinherited children go to great lengths to accuse Lettie of captation (i.e. of pushing the man to change his will, taking advantage of his condition, so that he left everything to her), no one seems to wonder why he did it, what is below his action.
And so, quietly, a subplot unravels that leads to the truth, and that is related to the title.
This is a story of something that could really have happened, strikingly realistic. It’s a story that fascinates and leaves a smile at its epilogue.
I have only one negative note to report. I love the way Grisham wants you to enter the setting, even by telling all legal mechanisms and details about the characters. In this book, though, I had the impression that the info-dump was really a bit excessive or otherwise told in a little engaging way.
Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli, author of The Mentor
I will not go into the plot, other reviews have done that very well, and I encourage everyone to find out for themselves.
What I would like to go into is the setting of the action in Clanton, Ford County, MS.
I come from a small village and I find myself deeply sympathising with all the characters like Jake Brigance and Harry Rex Vonner. I can really imagine sitting in Dell's cafe or the Coffee Shop, listening to the regulars gossiping viciously about the case and of course the buckload of money.
The side stories like Jakes new house or the battle with his old "friend" Rufus Buckley are entertaining as well. Also the way business is done in rural Mississippi, with Jake discussing court matters after church or after hours on the Judge's front porch, paints a good picture.
A lot of the pictures that were created in my head of course come from the movie adaptation. The court square (minus, thankfully, the KKK), Jakes office, the Coffee Shop etc.
Jake Brigance and Harry Rex Vonner are Grishams most colourful characters and if you've read and also seen "A time to kill" pictures of Matthew McConaughey as Jake, Oliver Platt as Harry Rex, Kevin Spacey as Rufus Buckley and Donald Sutherland as Lucien Wilbanks come to your mind immediately.
I was afraid I would not be able to say this anymore about a Grisham novel, but this is movie material.
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Unbedingt lesen! Sollte in keiner Bibliothek fehlen! Die Verbindung zu “A time To kill “ ist perfekt.
Nach langer Zeit habe ich mich wieder herangewagt und war begeistert.
Eine interessante Wendung zum Schluß.