Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Book #1 - The Broker by John Grisham

I have to say, I am pretty unfamilar with Grishams work, and have read half on one book, but didn't find the time to finish it for one reason or another. I found this book pretty tricky to get into, not because of the writing, but more because I havnt read a book in months before this. It is quite a leisurely paced book about a criminal who is pardoned and then sent to italy in a sort of witness protection program. The main bulk of the book is about him meeting people, learning italian and I found that it started to drag in places. However near the end it gathers speed and races ahead. The ending was a little predictable, but satisfying none the less. Over all I enjoyed it, but I spent far too long reading it (7 days! I am supposed to average 3.6 days a book to read 100 in a year!) and I will have to pick up the pace considerably. 

I intend to look into some other (critically better) Grisham books, but that won't be for a while, as one of my rules is to not read a book by the same author in this cannonball run. 


Hi all,

This is my blog to record and write very amateurish reviews of the books I have read in my cannonball read. A cannonball read is to read 100 books in a year, but if you are reading this, it can probably be assumed that you already know that. I am taking part in this because I don't read as much as I used to, and I regret that, so this is a pretty big challenge for me!