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"His best novel in years." (USA Today)
"Entertaining." (The New York Times Book Review)
Grisham the former lawyer has done it again, writing a book about lawyers. Not a thriller but a very interesting and exiting book about choosing life and not choosing to live your life, and about being parents and the responsibility of that. It is a book most people will learn from and be wise of reading. Go a head and read it !
The story of a dysfunctional family starts with the suicide of an extremely wealthy man- their father. An equally dysfunctional lawyer travels to one of the remotest outposts in order to sort out the last will and testament of the wealthy father only to find himself. A fascinating study of this man's redemption because of the belief of a missionary in him and her God. Grisham keeps you going all the way through the Amazon as you discover the plot and the people just like an adventurer discovering new species on the way. The book starts and ends with an unexpected death but the last one is so much more positive than the first. A very realistic and positve ending full of hope. More of a long parable than a novel. A great read.
Yes. It's a great narration telling all the twist and turns of human greed.
Rachel Lane. She lived her life for the care of others.
How would YOU handle a HUGE inheritance?
I was glad my uncomplicated life was not like the characters in this story.
"A decent Grisham"
This gets you interested quite quickly, and is set at a good pace, the travel throught the rain forests is cool, its a good listen and grips you here and there but didn't grab me quite as much as some of his earlier stuff, but its a good listen.
"Highly original combination of travel and law"
I've enjoyed many John Grisham books and marvel at his originality over plots. They all have a substantial element of legal conflict between good and bad lawyers but it's the stories behind the legal wrangles that sustain the narratives. The story in The Testament is an unusual combination of dispute over an 11 billion dollar Will and an heroic journey into the swamps of a remote part of Brazil to find one of the legatees. I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of the obnoxious ex-wives and children of the deceased billionaire. One is kept on tenterhooks to the very end wondering, and hoping, that the greedy family members will get their comeuppance.
The reader does a grand job and the twists and turns of the story kept me rapt to the very end.
"Very Nice Book"
Very good book. Feel good book. write took us through different world and gave a nice inspiration. Fantastic. Awesome.
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