Grisham’s The Testament

I’ve been pleased (and a little surprised) with John Grisham’s The Testament. I read several of his books during the 90s but nothing lately. The local library has a pretty good collection, though, and sometimes I pick out one I haven’t seen and read it. This one was worthwhile: the story of an eccentric gazillionaire who leaves his fortune to someone who really doesn’t want it, and the legal battle to keep it out of the hands of his children, who thought that they’d be inheriting the Old Man’s fortune.

Most of Grisham’s books are fine for an airplane trip, but nothing you’d be tempted to re-read. I’m not sure I want to re-read this one, for that matter, but I was pleased (a) that so little of the story took place in or around courtrooms, and (b) that Christianity was described in such neutral (i.e., fair) terms. I was not surprised that the hero eventually leaves the practice of law, since that’s a given in all of Grisham’s books.

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