This is the story of a small family in Canton, Mississippi, and their cotton farm during the 1940’s-1950. It contains deception and lies that play out around the Philippines, World War II, and the Bataan death march. If you don’t know the history of this, you’re in for shock and admiration. The rest of the story before and after is captivating for the family of 4, their eccentric aunt, and the other characters, in early 20th century Mississippi.
I love Grisham. Not this one! Felt ripped off. Wasted my time. Yuk. Yuk.
What a waste of money and time. Grisham needs to return to the courtroom. To read hundreds of pages describing the Bataan Death March was an insult and total fodder to beef up a book that lead to a zero conclusion. VERY DISAPPOINTED
A great work of a great writer could not put it down hope this becomes a movie
I went into this book expecting a legal drama typical of Grisham. What I found was an interesting story about a time when your skin color greatly affected your actions and those around you. That is still true today. There is a lot of background in this book, which at times seems to go on forever. However, true to Grisham, the end is shocking. Don’t give up on the lengthy chapters. It is well worth it in the end.
Intriguing story line, easy reading, but too detailed and repeat court chapters.
There are certain aspects of books written by Mr. Grisham that make them fun, interesting and educational. This book contains none of them. Very disappointing and pretty much a waste of time. It’ll be a very long time before I am tempted to spend money on another book by Mr. Grisham.