Reader reviews for The Litigators

John Grisham always does good and keeps the reader turning each page.
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How did I like it? I loved it! It was so nice to read a legal novel that had humorous characters. I found myself laughing out loud often throughout the book. I also so enjoyed the ending. Yes - it pays to be a nice guy! What a refreshing thought! Even if you aren't a legal eagle Grisham fan, I think you would enjoy this book. To me this reminds me more of Grisham's "Skipping Christmas" than it does of most of his other legal novels. A big thumbs up from me!
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Grisham at the top of his game, shows why he is one of the Best "Pop" fiction storytellers.
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I was pleasantly surprised but the end of this book - so much so that I spent an extra hour at the gym to finish it. I thought it started slowly and while I liked David Zinc, I wasn't a fan of Finley or Figg. I really didn't like DeAnna - I was mixed on Rochelle. You knew the story was going to have a happy ending - it's what Grisham does best. I liked that he kept us on our toes as to what the resolution would be. As I read this over a few weeks, I'd forgotten about the search for Nasty Teeth by the time David found them on his way back from rehab. Also liked the tie-in back to Abner's and Miss Spence and her Pearl Harbors. Nice conclusion there. The sap in me was glad he god justice for Thuya and their family - and glad he came out on top professionally. I'm still perplexed why he went on the sidebar with Krayoxx only to have the verdict still come back so quickly. That seemed a little rushed. But overall, great read. One of Grisham's best in a while.
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Well, I had great plans to jot down some notes and quotes to share with you about John Grisham's newest book - The Litigators. Yeah, that didn't happen.... because it ended up being a non stop read for me - I picked it up on a Sunday morning and turned the last page late (late) that night.I was hooked from the opening pages. David Zinc has toiled away at a prestigious law firm in relative obscurity for the last five years. Until the morning he realizes he can't do it anymore and walks away. And lands at the firm of Finley & Figg - ambulance chasers, divorce court specialists and anything else they can make a buck at. Although Wally and Oscar refer to the office as a 'boutique firm', they are anything but - Wally has just placed an ad for the firm on local bingo hall cards. When Wally gets wind of a potentially big case involving a big name cholesterol drug. It seems folks taking it are suffering heart damage and even death. If they can find a few cases of their own and ride on the coat tails of the big players in a mass claim action suit, they could all be rich. It seems simple enough......and that's enough of the plot given away.What made The Litigators a non stop read? The characters for sure. Wally and Oscar's tactics are cringe worthy, their actions walk a fine line between working for the law and breaking it, but you just can't help rooting for them in this David and Goliath fight. David is eminently likable as well. He is sense and reason, but with a new found freedom since escaping the big firm drudgery.The personal storyline involving his wife Helen also added much to the book.It seems like Grisham has a lot of fun writing The Litigators - there is a sly sense of humour underlying the entire book. I laughed out loud many times at the situations and dialogue. It was eye opening to see the legal maneuvering - much of the machinations involving the drug companies and lawyers gave me pause and made me wonder how much of it is fact. Quite frightening actually.The Litigators is by far one of Grisham's best in my opinion (and I've read them all) An absolutely entertaining page turner that will be a well deserved best seller!
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My first Grisham and I found it to be a quick, entertaining read. I think I may have learned a bit about the law as well.
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The Litigators is another good bood by John Grisham. Oscar and Wally, owners of Finley and Figg, a self proclaimed 'boutique law firm" are ambulance chasers who have never tried a case in court. David Zinc works for a huge law firm in downtown Chicago where he spends long days and half the night laboring in a profitable but boring law office. When David breaks away from the mighty Rogan Rothberg and finds himself working with Oscar and Wally. When Wally signs the firm on to a class action suit against a drug company, promising a rich payoff, David is skeptical but goes along, he ends up being the attorney to try the case against his former employee in what he knows is a losing battle, but along the way he discovers a case that will make them all wealthy.
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The partners at Finley & Figg often refer to themselves as a “boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are none of these things. They are a two-bit operation of ambulance chasers who bicker like an old married couple. Until change comes their way—or, more accurately, stumbles in. After leaving a fast-track career and going on a serious bender, David Zinc is sober, unemployed, and desperate enough to take a job at Finley & Figg.Now the firm is ready to tackle a case that could make the partners rich—without requiring them to actually practice much law. A class action suit has been brought against Varrick Labs, a pharmaceutical giant with annual sales of $25 billion, alleging that Krayoxx, its most popular drug, causes heart attacks. Wally smells money. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of Krayoxx users to join the suit. It almost seems too good to be true . . . and it is.
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Grisham is one of the few authors who can write a very large quantity of books and not grow stale. I'm always entertained with his legal stories. This story of two ambulance chasers and a young idealist who teams up with them was fun.
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Grishman not at his best but still a good read
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