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The Runaway Jury
The Runaway Jury
Author: John Grisham
ISBN: 40316
Pages: 550
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Publisher: Island Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
When a friend loaned me this book, I read the plot summary and wondered how a civil trial could possibly be as good as a typical Grisham plot of criminal behaviors. Well, I was hooked pretty quickly. Grisham's talent as a storyteller is evident, because I was able to keep up with all the different backgrounds and opinions of the jury members with no effort at all. I was worried that I'd not be able to keep track of the jury members, but Grisham made them each a unique being, and their manipulation at the hands of the jury-tamperers was fascinating to watch.

When I read this book back in 2003, I commented that I never thought it could be made into a movie, because how could someone bring all these characters to life as well as they were done on the page? It has been made into a movie now, so I suppose the next step is for me to watch that.
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Helpful Score: 1
Just like all of Grisham's books, great read, fast paced.
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A precedent-settling legal battle against big tobacco is in the hands of the jury, but one of the jurors is manipulating the verdict. Was a major motion picture.
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Great insight into jury workings; great Grisham.
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A very suspenseful tale of jury duty. You never know what's going on behind the curtains.
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heavenboundlj avatar reviewed The Runaway Jury on + 232 more book reviews
JG is great. You'll love this one.
scrapbooklady avatar reviewed The Runaway Jury on + 472 more book reviews
Another winner by Grisham!
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Great book.
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Great book and a great movie!
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Its Grisham what else do you need to know. Great understanding of the court system. If you like his other work be sure to read this one as one of the better ones.
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I really enjoyed the book, hard to put down! I finished it in just a few days, and even though the subject matter has some distasteful elements (corruption, undermining the legal system, manipulation of innocent people) it was very well written and really interesting. The movie was great, which prompted me to read the book, and the book definitely provided a level of detail, background and sophistication that wasn't possible in a movie. I definitely recommend this, whether or not you see the movie.
justmeak08 avatar reviewed The Runaway Jury on + 8 more book reviews
GREAT book! Recomended for anyone, but especially intriguing to those who smoke or know someone that smokes.
bobinprovincetown avatar reviewed The Runaway Jury on + 14 more book reviews
So far, this is one of my favorite Grisham novels. It's engrossing, a page-turner, realistic, and of course it's well-written
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Great suspense based in the court system.
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Exciting tale with lots of twists and turns ...
tish avatar reviewed The Runaway Jury on + 384 more book reviews
I am not a big Grisham fan but this one was pretty good
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Just became a John Grisham fan. Had a few not necessary words. Was written so that it is so believable that it has truly happened. Would not surprise me that it has. About a law suite against tobacco company's and one juror that was a plant to control the outcome.
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Loved this book. John Grisham is always a great read!


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