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A Painted House

by John Grisham

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A Painted House by John Grisham
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    Feb 2000, 400 pages
    Dec 2001, 496 pages


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I thought this was the WORST book that he wrote. Unfortunately it was my first John Grisham book and luckily I was not turned off by it. He is a good author, but I thought this was really poor work.

its boring hard do grip

The book had me really interested and kept my attention well throughout but I was left with so many questions at the end. John Grisham could have at least left his readers with the answer as to wether Ricky ever comes home. He had us wondering during the whole book and then left us still wondering at the end.

I think that this book dragged on and it didnt have a very good ending. what happened to everyone?? did ricky come home and marry Libby?

This story was not believeable. A seven year old boy could not have experienced life this way, even a mature farm child. Also, Pappy would be too proud to let the hill people camp out on his front yard, no matter how needy he was for farm help. The novel misses the boat, it has no tragedy, or hero.
Maga Ditto

Dragged on. Not as taut as earlier courtroom novels... particularly "The Partner" and "The firm". Most Grisham fans won't recognize "their boy" in this work.

Racial Book
I did not like this book at all. The get so racial for "The Mexicans" instead the author could have said the people from out of the country instead of saying Mexicans also I think that Ricky should have came out in the book like he returned home...


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