This installment of Awesome Authors covers one of my all-time favorites, John Grisham. I give partial credit to him for leading me to pursue my Paralegal Studies degree, and developing my initial interest in the field of law. I aspire to own all of his books, someday! I need to pre-order his newest book, Camino Island.
He’s smart, sharp, and he writes really good books!
The Pelican Brief (1992)
This was the first Grisham book I read. My own copy is well-loved. I tend to re-read it at least once or twice every year.
The movie adaptation (1993) is one of my absolute favorites! Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington were perfect co-stars.
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town (2006)
This book sparks the clearest memory for me – I stumbled upon it in high school, at the Chesapeake library, probably right after it was published. I love true crime stories, so I remember flying through it. I have my own copy, so I’ll probably re-read it at some point in the near future.
The Whistler (2016)
You can check out my review of Grisham’s latest work here:
A Time to Kill (1989)
I don’t remember when I first read it, but I didn’t realize it was his first novel until much later!
Theodore Boone series (2010-present)
I have some catching up to do, but I’ve read Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (2010), and Theodore Boone: The Abduction (2011) thus far. I found both of them at the Chesapeake libraries, and I’m working on getting copies of all six books.
I need to read Theodore Boone: The Accused (2012), Theodore Boone: The Activist (2013), Theodore Boone: The Fugitive (2015), and Theodore Boone: The Scandal (2016).
Theo is a good kid, and Grisham is a decent writer for kids!
A large number of Grisham’s novels / original works have been adapted for the screen:
- The Firm (1993 film, 2011-2012 TV series)
- The Pelican Brief (1993)
- The Client (1994 film, 1995-1996 TV series)
- The Chamber (1996)
- A Time to Kill (1996 film, 2011 stage play)
- The Rainmaker (1997)
- The Gingerbread Man (manuscript, 1998)
- A Painted House (2003 TV movie)
- Runaway Jury (2003)
- The Street Lawyer (2003 TV pilot)
- Mickey (2004)
- Skipping Christmas (Christmas with the Kranks, 2004)
- The Associate (TBA)
- The Testament (TBA)
- Calico Joe (TBA)
He’s also published four collections of short stories, and three works of non-fiction.
What about you? Have you read any of John Grisham’s books?
Come back in late April for another installment of Awesome Authors!
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂
He’s a very successful author, it must be said. Thanks for checking out my new blog. Please be sure to leave a comment or two.
Absolutely! I look forward to doing so.
Hope it’s not too raunchy.
There are few things that embarrass me at this point. I look forward to seeing what you create!
Well it’s pretty naughty, if you like that sort of thing.
I’m always intrigued by new material. A former friend introduced me to erotica a while ago. At first, I was apprehensive. Then, I realized I wanted to write better sex scenes, etc., so I figured I should read more!
Oh well. I very much await your feedback on how sexy my stories are.
You can count on it.
That’s fantastic, will be awaiting your comments.
So many books and so little time!
But, worth it!
I have read just one Grisham novel, The Client (https://novelacious.wordpress.com/2014/12/14/the-client-john-grisham/) and I can proudly say that he is one of my top favorite thriller novelists. His way of narrating is simply extraordinary. The way he incorporates legal jargons into the literary writing is just commendable.
I recommend most of his books. Thanks for commenting! He’s one of my favorites.
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