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The Brethren

by John Grisham

The Brethren by John Grisham X
The Brethren by John Grisham
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    Feb 2000, 366 pages

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    Oct 2000, 366 pages

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Barefoot Serpent

Good read with an underwhelming ending.
Kyle

It wasnt as good as any of his books. It took me two time to try to read it before finishing it. The ending was very disappointing.
Brian

I like the book but its not the Godfather.
Paulette Sioson

I like the development of the plot. Although, I was expecting a more wicked ending for the Brethren, who by the way, were so mean.


Double C
After beginning a three week 'odyssey' into the man stories of one John Grisham...I found almost each and every one of his books enjoyable yet excitable reading. The Brethren was my first, and therefore the staple in my mind that allowed me to continue the series.
Grisham throws in a little more comedy than before and still gives us his typical legal thriller. The combating stories shift very well back and forth between Aaron Lake and The Brethren.
Excluding the Runaway Jury...this is Grisham's finest work. Thank you. While it might not be the most challenging...Grisham's latest legal thriller proves why he is respected and read.
Thanks John. But please, after this next one, get back into the legal game.

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