Review (not rated)
by Thu Trang T. Nguyen
Last semester, I took the ESl class in a community college and read this novel.
Firstly, It was my great chance to read The testament by John Grisham, a novel written in American language style. Secondly, the characters in the story are perfectly described their psychological reactions by the author. Moreover, the author reveals that some people ussually purchase for the money and then the money will run away from them.
Troy Phelan, one of the 10th richest men in US, was a lonely and unloved husband and father as well. In his last-minute will. HE left all of his fortune for the right person, Rachel lane. This illegitimate daughter is a very good- hearted person who has devoted all her life for human beings. The theme of the story is also about how to make a meaningful life because this world is full of peace and freedom.
Finally, I beleive that everyone has ever read this novel could find something to learn, something to think about and something to do for the world around us.
Rated of 5
by norma pacheco
this book was really good. I never thought of reading it until i picked it up and found the book very interesting. I recommend this book to everyone!
Rated of 5
The general premise of this book is great. The greedy heirs, the missionary who wont take the inheritance, the Washington Lawyers who fight tooth and nail to secure the money, but it never really reaches its full potential. All the way through the book Grisham tells us why the Phelan heirs should not get the money, and then in the end they get it anyway. Plus the Nate thing sort of collapsed. Did he find Religion in the end or not? Good, but could have been better.
Rated of 5
I loved this book because it really kept me on edge the whole time but without the whole aspect of chasing, pillaging, raping and killing. It was just about a man in embarked on a journey that would, in the end, replenish his tattered soul. I really liked the fact that the "family" of the late Troy Phelan were shown as money-hungry greedy humans, unworthy of even a cent of the huge fortune. Although the money was focused on a lot, it wasn't worshipped by all of the characters and that really brought out the personality of them. I'd recommend this book to anyone who has time to sit back and read because it is semi-long and easiest to read when you have a lot of time to get involved in the storyline.
Rated of 5
by J A Hess
With this novel, Grisham has grown from a 'book-a-year machine author' into an accomplished writer. In this writing, when he describes his characters, he bares their souls, Rambo, Troy Jr., Rachel, Nate, et al. When he describes the locations and settings, he visually paints a picture for me. He makes me feel like the fly on the wall. With the right screen play writer, director, and casting; this has the potential of becoming an Oscar laden movie in numerous categories.
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