* Gray Mountain by John Grisham

Gray Mountain read, to me, as formulaic, cliched, and sexist. The best part of the story I thought was the beginning, when the heroine, an associate working at a large, prestigious New York law firm, is waiting for the expected layoffs and the atmosphere of secrets, greedy partners, and doom (it is 2008) is rendered in an excellent manner. After that, our heroine moves to a small Appalachian town to work in a legal aid office and we get hammered, page after page, by how evil coal-mining companies are (and how helpless our heroine is, alas). Not one of the author’s best.


Leave a comment

Filed under Mystery

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s