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    I just finished reading my first John Grisham's book "Runaway Jury"
    and really like the exciting storyline and plot. Apart from the story
    background a little different from the movie, I felt that the book always
    has got more details.

    I wanted to read more of his books, any fans can recommend which are
    the more exciting titles ?

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    I like The Firm. He has this book dealing with mass torts, dont like that one.

    Anyway, i find that his earlier books have this tendancy to start out rather slowly, then he would race through the plot in the last few chapters. MAkes fot an exciting read, but sometime it goes so fast i also become blur liao..haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by reactan
    I like the associate. He has this book dealing with mass torts, dont like that one.
    I have read almost all of them.

    I like The Firm, The Client, The Runaway Jury...

    I like the The Kings of Tort which I can lend you if u wanna read.

    Jeff

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    Haha, what a coincidence, i just reading The Chamber. Did read a few of his books. Just wished that he can do some other genre like Michael Crichton rather then just stick to legal stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by porn-star
    Haha, what a coincidence, i just reading The Chamber. Did read a few of his books. Just wished that he can do some other genre like Michael Crichton rather then just stick to legal stuff.
    His latest novel has nothing to do with legal stuff. And I too am bored with his legal stuff anymore.

    I am waiting for the soft cover editon to be be in the market

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    i like most his books, the client, chamber, the firm etc............

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff49er
    His latest novel has nothing to do with legal stuff. And I too am bored with his legal stuff anymore.

    I am waiting for the soft cover editon to be be in the market
    Go read his <<The Painted House>>. Quite a good read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff49er
    His latest novel has nothing to do with legal stuff. And I too am bored with his legal stuff anymore.

    I am waiting for the soft cover editon to be be in the market

    Are you refering to "The Broker" ?

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    I've read all except The Broker, Bleachers and Skipping Christmas. List of his books

    Dislike: A Painted House and The Last Juror
    Favourites: All JG books until 2000

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    Quote Originally Posted by porn-star
    Haha, what a coincidence, i just reading The Chamber. Did read a few of his books. Just wished that he can do some other genre like Michael Crichton rather then just stick to legal stuff.

    So far I only read Michael Chrichton's "Disclosure". My favourite
    writer is still Sidney Sheldon. Does anyone know which writer is like
    Sheldon's style ? I like suspense, love and hatred, was betrayed then
    later take revenge kind of story.

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    John Grisham's pretty good, but can get too much of legal stuff. If his new novels are no longer legal based, maybe will take a look. I find the older Michael Crichtons better than say, "Prey". I actually prefer Frederick Forsyth type of books. Used to read Sheldon, but I guess love and hatred is not my cup of tea.

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    i've read almost all his books, he's definately a good writer

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    Heard a lot about Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code" recently, but afraid
    will be too "chim" for me. Those who read the book, care to comment ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookiez
    Heard a lot about Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code" recently, but afraid
    will be too "chim" for me. Those who read the book, care to comment ?
    da vinci code is good and it is quite a simple read as far as the style of writting is concern. i will strongly recommend you to read Angels and Demons first as that is the start of the adventure while da vinci is the next book

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookiez
    Heard a lot about Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code" recently, but afraid
    will be too "chim" for me. Those who read the book, care to comment ?
    Very Good. Try reading Angels and Demons first. Easy read, don't worry. Finished both books, 1 per weekend.

    If you're keen, you can read up on Holy Blood Holy Grail . Its a non-fiction title, heady stuff but gives good background on what Dan Brown was referring to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookiez
    Heard a lot about Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code" recently, but afraid
    will be too "chim" for me. Those who read the book, care to comment ?
    Not too chim.. Readable.

    However, if you are a christian, you might find the book "unsuitable".

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookiez
    Heard a lot about Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code" recently, but afraid
    will be too "chim" for me. Those who read the book, care to comment ?
    Easy read and not too chim. Story is quite interesting... If you know a bit of biblical history it helps....

    Oh... I do find he tends to like to place threories as facts... but then its a work of fiction so I've got nothing against that...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zplus
    Oh... I do find he tends to like to place threories as facts... but then its a work of fiction so I've got nothing against that...
    Agreed.. and alot of facts are taken into the wrong context too.

    Rule of thumb. A half-truth is no truth.

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    i prefer Sidney Sheldon's books lehz ... find tat JG's books kinda bored.

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