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The Last Juror | [John Grisham]

The Last Juror

In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper.
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In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper.

The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison.

But in Mississippi in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life," and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began.

©2004 Belfry Holdings, Inc.; (P)Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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"Here [John Grisham] is back in the fictitious town of Clanton, Miss., re-establishing the storytelling skills and sense of place that put him on the map....The Last Juror does not need to coast on its author's megapopularity. It's a reminder of how the Grisham juggernaut began." (The New York Times)

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    AKR Southern California 07-25-05
    AKR Southern California 07-25-05 Member Since 2004
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    "The Last Juror"

    Although populated with interesting characters, this book
    drags along; almost half way through, it has not even finished
    with the trial. Maybe Vince Flynn has spoiled me for other
    authors.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Barry Atlanta, GA, USA 03-05-04
    Barry Atlanta, GA, USA 03-05-04 Member Since 2001
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    "The Last Juror"

    Not up to the author's usual plot development. The action that provided the book with it's title, takes up no more than 20 to 30% of the book. In fact, the tense part of the book (will the paroled rapist/killer) make good on his threat to kill the jury that convicted him), doesn't begin until 2 hours before the book ends and then takes up less than half that remaining time. This book is, primarily an inside look of the uniqueness of a small Mississippi weekly-paper town, as seen through the eyes of a a young newspaper owner/publisher/reporter, during the 7 years he owned (at 24) built, and then sold his newspaper. There is a surprise, totally underdeveloped ending the leaves the bag of hope, deflating through numerous air holes. Tie this all in with uninspired reader and I recommend that you not waste a book credit. y-paper town, as seen through the eyes of a a young newspaper owner/publisher/reporter, during the 7 years he owned (at 24) built, and then sold his newspaper. There is a surprise, totally underdeveloped ending the leaves the bag of hope, deflateing through numerous airholes. Tie this all in with uninspred reader and I recommend that you not waste a book credit.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Marcus Lithonia, GA, USA 04-04-04
    Marcus Lithonia, GA, USA 04-04-04
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    This story was not at all interesting. I love grisham, but was suprised at the bore that grisham has been writting since the king of torts. (check it out) but stay away from this and bleachers.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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