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The Rooster Bar
The Rooster Bar
Author: John Grisham
Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn tha...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781101967690
ISBN-10: 1101967692
Publication Date: 6/19/2018
Pages: 384
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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eadieburke avatar reviewed The Rooster Bar on + 1610 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Book Description:
Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.
But maybe there's a way out. Maybe there's a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no . . .
Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar.

My Review:
This book started out slow for me. It seemed to be about a Law School scam and the deportation of some immigrants. Two separate storylines! Then about 1/3 into the book, I got really hooked and the storylines came together and it became a real page-turner. The characters were quite fascinating and their plan to make money made it a "root for the bad guys" book. I had thoughts in the beginning of giving up on the book but I am sure glad that I didn't. Grisham is a great storyteller and you just have to go with the flow for an enjoyable ride. I'm looking forward to reading another of his books real soon. I would highly recommend this book to those who like fun reading experiences.
reading-galore avatar reviewed The Rooster Bar on + 115 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Three law school students, Mark, Todd and Zola, are up to their eyeballs in student loan debt and are unsuccessfully trying to acquire high paying positions in law firms with one semester left. Their close friend, Gordy, overwhelmed by his student loan and pending nuptials, jumps off a bridge and dies, leaving them all devastated. His death changes their life perspective and they decide that they will not finish law school and will instead pretend to be attorneys, form their own law firm and make big bucks from clients who don't realize that they are not attorneys. As one might project, this will eventually go badly and things will begin to unravel. This was a cleverly written suspenseful story with entertaining characters and a highly enjoyable read.
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beeshurt avatar reviewed The Rooster Bar on + 15 more book reviews
The start of the book seemed slow to me, but once we got into the middle, things started to occur more rapidly. Enjoyed the book - good read.
MKSbooklady avatar reviewed The Rooster Bar on + 943 more book reviews
Another suspenseful novel from Mr. Grisham. Three law school friends, who through no fault, or maybe just a little fault of their own, are on the run. Fast paced and fun, this is a great distraction from the really crummy world we really live in.


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