The Litigators

The Litigators

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Law firm partners Oscar Finley and Wally Figg see a chance for huge financial gain when they learn of a pending class action lawsuit against the makers of Krayoxx, a popular cholesterol-reducing drug suspected of causing heart attacks.
Publisher: New York : Dell, 2012, c2011
Edition: Dell mass market ed
ISBN: 9780345530561
Branch Call Number: PBRACK FICTION
Characteristics: 488 p. ; 20 cm


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Dec 29, 2019

Grisham writes a lot of best sellers, but he sometimes lets his contempt for the legal profession take center stage in telling a tale. This is one of those polemics, and it impedes the storytelling. As such, I liked the novel a lot less than I like his other works. The story is full of unlikable attorneys doing unconscionable deeds, and the redemption of the main protagonist is slow to evolve, but quick to reach a triumphant ending. Still, it was worth reading, and I don't regret it. I'll call it Grisham light.

Mar 19, 2018

Loved the book. Lawyers are a necessary evil and in some instances more so than others.
Pharmaceutical firms should be cracked down on when or where ever possible. They are far greedier than the seedy lawyers pursuing them.

Oct 02, 2017

The underbelly of the Law business. Characters with significant flaws. 'Ambulance Chasers.'
A running story of ups and downs, with the central character, reassessing his career, and life.
The search for the 'Home Run', many seek in life. Many twists. A good read.

Jul 14, 2016

Loved the book but so hated Finley and Figg and wanted to throttle them myself. Looking forward to getting to more of Grisham's novels. Happy Reading!

Jul 11, 2015

Did enjoy and love this book very much! All characters are interesting, goofy, but likeable. Grisham has a great sense of humor - I laughed a lot! Definitely, this book made me feel excited and warm without any dull moments.

As suggested by other readers, it was hard to like 2 of the lawyers but a great read and as always a fascinating insight into USA legal system.

Apr 15, 2015

Rarely a John Grisham i don't enjoy, and this did not disappoint. Took a while to actually like the characters, but presumably a realistic picture of different niches in the law profession. Grisham's attention to detail balanced with humour is always engaging.

Dec 10, 2014

This was a wonderful book to read. John Grisham really shows some of the nasty tactics of litigators and companies. It really kept me wanting to read more.

MickeyatFPL Jan 23, 2014

Did not like characters till into one third of the book. Enjoyed last third.

Sep 24, 2013

a formula book but enjoyable to read!!

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Dec 20, 2011

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Magnifico1969 Jan 19, 2012

An excellent book by Grisham about the craziness and insanity of the modern tort lawyer system that promises very vulnerable people their "justly-owed money that they have been somehow screwed out of.
Meanwhile, these over-blown "ambulance-chasers can get very rich for shaking down the business that they are going after. (John Edwards made 16 million off of 1 lawsuit!)
Grisham very accurately portrays the damage that this kind of lawsuit can do to everyone:the victims, the companies being sued, and the lawyers themselves.
This kind of lawsuit should definitely be reformed and Grisham does an excellent job in giving a very good portrayal of the flaws of our legal sytem!


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