John Grisham's book ”The Firm”
John Grisham's book ”The
The Firm is John Grisham's best book by far! This
great novel was written by the great American writer, John Grisham, in 1993. It
was a bestseller of it time.
The main hero of a book is Mitch McDeere, a poor guy
with a Harvard law degree, can't refuse the offer he gets from a small Memphis
law firm. A brand new BMW, a house for him and his wife in a nice neighborhood
even. Well, as he started working, everything was fine. But there was a small
catch... As he went on, he started to realize that his employers were rather
curious (strange). Then he began to snoop around and found out about former
employees who were "accidentally" killed. As time went on, he
realized that his law firm was corrupt. Well, the FBI, who had the firm under
surveillance (watch), was trying to help Mitch get them evidence so they could
indict this company.
Well, it was rather hard for Mitch since he was caught
in a blackmail that his employers held behind him. To make a long story short,
Mitch had enough evidence and decided to take it to the FBI. So now the FBI is
after his indication and his firm wants him dead. If he leaves his firm...he
dies! If he stays there...he dies! Unfortunately, as he was about to take an
evidence to the FBI, he was in his office. And a few rooms over, his employers realized
what was happening. Mitch received a phone call and was warned that they knew.
He took off running. Mitch takes off running, and running, and running, along
with his wife Abby and Brother Ray. The ending was fairly surprising…
John Grisham's novel The Firm is a furious
page-turner, the kind of book that you don't want to put down once you've
started reading it. The main characters are developed in such a way that the
reader cares about their destiny.
The Firm was great because the expectation was high.
Readers will keep thinking, "Who are these people Mitch is working
for?"... well, when you find out, you may be disappointed. It's very
obvious and it's the usual enemy John writes about. Very banal, from my point
of view. But, even if you are not disappointed, that just adds to a great
story. True - you can argue the plot! I recommend this book to any one who
likes a good thriller!
New words used:
to indict –
обвинить в правонарушении
to snoop (around) – вынюхивать
blackmail – шантаж, вымогательство
surveillance – надзор
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furious (= mad)
– безумный, сумасшедший