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Mar 03, 2021Cidherman rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
THE WHISTLER is John Grisham writing in the style and subject matter that made me a huge fan of his earliest works. I didn't care too much for his CAMINO WINDS series and THE RECKONING was excellent but a departure from the type books he…
Jan 02, 2021SGMARTIN rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
The novel was intriguing in the beginning, but at about the half way point seemed to go flat. I had the impression that the author was up against a deadline and his imagination had run dry. The last third of the book read like a simple…
Nov 15, 2020AnnSkye rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Another good Grisham read but a little harder to get into then some.
Oct 18, 2020red_beetle_206 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
The book took too long to develop its premise. I found the development boring. The rest of the book was OK, although I don’t think there was much suspense. I don’t think the plot lived up to the overly complex plot development at the…
Sep 17, 2020TigerMO rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed this book a lot. I didn’t find any of the plot predictable as some reviewer‘s have stated. I conceived an ending which I hoped I would later read and I was not disappointed.
Feb 28, 2020maipenrai rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I have been reading books by Mr. Grisham for 30 years. My favorite is still "A Time to Kill". The history of this "first novel" is as follows: A Time to Kill is a 1989 legal thriller by John Grisham. It was Grisham's first novel. The…
Jun 07, 2019AnnSkye rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Good, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as some of his others.
May 15, 2019shteebo rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Kept me reading, but it's not a memorable story.
Feb 06, 2019tracysue rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I found this to be an entertaining read, but a bit slow in parts.
Jan 11, 2019c_tingstad rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
This work takes an uncomfortably conservative bend I don't remember Grisham espousing in his other books, in that it relies on racist, homophobic and sexist stereotypes which, beyond being morally annoying, betrays laziness in imagination,…
Jul 24, 2018TEENREVIEWBOARD rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
As a legal thriller, The Whistler focuses on the idea of judicial corruption and misconduct. It ties together inner financial operations of a wealthy casino with a judge reported to be engaging in funding its construction on what is meant…
Jul 12, 2018Zoelexi777 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Fantastic read. I couldn’t put it down.
Jun 13, 2018kimchan98 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Nest book i have read in awhile. I could see this becoming a movie...if not already....
Apr 25, 2018jimg2000 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
No need to read the lengthy description. This quote from book does it: “So, your story involves organized criminals, Indians who own casinos, and a crooked judge, all in bed together?” This book is less entertaining but with more…
Feb 17, 2018happycanuck rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Good but not outstanding ....typical Grisham style
Dec 16, 2017YawarAshraf rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Not a bad read at all. However, it is certainly not one of Grisham's best. I felt some of the parts were rushed a bit and required some extra detail to fill in the minor uncertainties.
Nov 09, 2017reeread rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Haven't read a John Grisham for some time. An enjoyable read.
Sep 14, 2017
I thought this book was a disappointment . Not up to his earlier standards at all. I found myself losing interest . I didn't seem to care about his characters at all. Not 1st rate . Boring. Writers block?
Aug 05, 2017sunnyrea56 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Very good book. I enjoyed it from start to finish.
Jul 17, 2017lpreston214 rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
Pretty good read for the commute. A bit different as this started with the Florida Bureau of Judicial Conduct then moved to the FBI. As most readers of Grisham know by now there are no characters in these books just cardboard cutouts. His…
Jul 07, 2017
A good book - not one of my favorites. Didn't especially his tying up the loose ends in an Epilogue. Probably wouldn't recommend it.
Jul 06, 2017trcookIIImddmd rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Good story, well-written: Grisham. His best are still the non-lawyer stories: Calico Joe, and Playing for Pizza.
May 08, 2017swheeler89 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Like all Grisham reads, this was entertaining. Sadly this was far from his best (and I would say the worst of his last three... Grey Mountain and Rogue Lawyer). Dont know why he had to clean up the story in an epilogue instead of the novel…
Mar 28, 2017
Another, in a long list of John Grisham duds. His original 5-10 books were quite good, but nothing worth reading since. Last one I will read. Complete waste of time. JL
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Mar 16, 2017rbalsamo88 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Really good book. I enjoyed the story. Glad I didn't heed to the bad reviews.