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The Last Juror By John Grisham The Last Juror In one of Mississippi s colorful weekly newspapers The Ford County Times went bankrupt To the surprise and dismay of many ownership was assumed by a year old college dropout named Willie

  • Title: The Last Juror
  • Author: John Grisham
  • ISBN: 9780385339681
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Last Juror By John Grisham In 1970, one of Mississippi s colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year old college dropout, named Willie Traynor The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family Willie Traynor reported alIn 1970, one of Mississippi s colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year old college dropout, named Willie Traynor The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper.The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison But in Mississippi in 1970, life didn t necessarily mean life, and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began.
    The Last Juror By John Grisham

    The Last Juror The Last Juror A Novel Grisham, John In The Last Juror, Grisham provides us with a decade long slice of life in Clanton Mississippi Told through a narrative of the new owner of the Times, Clanton s weekly newspaper, we are introduced to the town Clanton and Ford County. The Last Juror John Grisham The Last Juror About the Book excerpt Praise Related Videos Back to Books In , one of Mississippi s colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a year old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The Last Juror by John Grisham Feb , The Last Juror takes place in Clanton, Mississipi, during the s Instead of Grisham s usual lawyer story, the main character is Willie Traynor, a reporter for the local newspaper The Times is a typical weekly newspaper that reports all the goings on in the small southern town. The Last Juror by John Grisham, Paperback Barnes Noble Mar , The Last Juror by John Grisham Editorial Reviews Paperback Tall Rack Paperback . Hardcover . Paperback . NOOK Book . Audio CD . View All Available Formats Editions Ship This Item Qualifies for Free Shipping The Last Juror A Novel eBook Grisham, John When it comes, the dnouement is no surprise The Last Juror is less a story of suspense than a study of the often idyllic southern town of Clanton, Mississippi the setting for Grisham s first novel, A Time to Kill Throughout the nine years between Padgitt s trial and release, Traynor finds acceptance in Clanton, where the people don t really trust you unless they trusted your grandfather. The Last Juror Summary SuperSummary The Last Juror , a crime thriller is John Grisham s seventeenth novel It shares a setting and several characters with Grisham s first novel, A Time to Kill The book is narrated by Willie Traynor, a recent college dropout who has just started a job at the local Read The Last Juror online free by John Grisham QNovels The Last Juror Chapter Author John Grisham Genres Mystery, Thriller Part One Chapter After decades of patient mismanagement and loving neglect, The Ford County Times went bankrupt in The owner and publisher, Miss Emma Caudle, was ninety three years old and strapped to a bed in a nursing home in Tupelo The editor, her son Wilson A John Grisham Novel The Last Juror Book Summary The Last Juror is first and foremost about the maturation of Willie and secondly about the trial In fact the trial only takes place over chapters in the middle of the story Willie, who left this small town of Clanton for the north has come back and finds that life in The Juror Feb , Directed by Brian Gibson With Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Joseph Gordon Levitt, James Gandolfini A juror in a Mafia trial is forced to convince the other jurors to

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    1. Suzanne on said:

      This was my second Grisham novel, but I was disappointed The storyline was fine, I enjoyed the character of Willie, who saves the local newspaper in Mississippi in the 1970 s, then begins to cover a sensational case of the brutal rape and murder of a young single mum I ended up reading to finish, I just was not as invested as I would have hoped to have been I enjoyed the family of Callie, and the dynamics between her and the young and inexperienced journalist editor Willie Their relationship blo [...]

    2. Diane on said:

      Endearing read dramatic storyline of unfolding in the stew of racial prejudices,economic disparity and corruption in a small community concerning a casegood from start to finish and well written paperback

    3. Nenette on said:

      One of Grisham s best I d say The author capitalized on what he does best, that s the legal part, then added a lot of heart to it It combines the thrill and drama of the scenes in the courtroom with the heart and soul and lives of its many colorful characters.The story spans a decade, the 70 s, a period of transformation and awakening, especially in the deep south It talks about taking risks, commitment, growing up It demonstrates the power of the written word It relates how true friendship can [...]

    4. Antof9 on said:

      Everyone has an opinion on Grisham, and if you don t like him, feel free to skip my review I read a ton of his books when I was travelling regularly for work I d pick one up in the airport book store and leave it when I landed on the other side , but haven t read one in a while It was good to come back to him with this one Yes, it was about a trial, and yes, it was in the South, but this time the narrator is the local newspaper s editor owner Definitely a different tack, and one I enjoyed The la [...]

    5. Tahera on said:

      Nice plot, fast paced, smooth writing although I felt the ending of the book was quite abrupt and rushed up but nevertheless an enjoyable read It isn t John Grisham best work but still a great read.

    6. Deanna on said:

      Although I read this book quite a few years ago I still remember how much I enjoyed reading it.I had read only a couple of Grisham s books up to that point and this one sounded like one that I would really enjoy reading and I did I finished it over a weekend up at the cabin in just a few sittings.There didn t seem to be as much courtroom time and I enjoyed the focus on the story in the small southern town I really enjoyed the first person narrative The characters are quite believable and the des [...]

    7. melydia on said:

      This is the first Grisham book I ve ever read, and it is really not a court drama, despite the implications of the title In 1970, 23 year old Willie Traynor moves to the small city of Clanton, Mississippi, and buys the local newspaper, which has recently gone bankrupt Soon after this, a local woman is raped and murdered by Danny Padgitt, son of the redneck mafia that is the Padgitt family The story vaguely meanders around the trial and subsequent fallout over the next several years, but mostly i [...]

    8. Jennifer on said:

      One of my favorite books I was very impressed The first notable thing about this story is that while there is some courtroom time, it is NOT about a court case or a lawyer, etc, like many of Grisham s books Grisham is a fine writer, but in this story about a small southern town and it s very young, very green newspaper editor writer, he outdid himself I ll warn that it doesn t have quite as much excitement and suspense as you occasionally find in his courtroom thrillers It s laidback than those [...]

    9. Amanda on said:

      Wow, I am shocked at the amount of people who actually liked this book Every two years or so I get the urge to read a Grisham novel in the hopes that it will be as good as his early work, but the last three books I ve read have been a big disappointment The Last Juror, The Broker and The King of Torts It s fine if Grisham wants to write something different than a legal thriller, but I wish his publishers didn t advertise this book as if it was I really didn t want to read a book about small town [...]

    10. J on said:

      I DON T HIDE MY REVIEWS FOR SPOILERS ON THE OTHER HAND I DON T PUT THEM OUT ON ANY FEED.This may be my favorite Grisham novel of all The law provides a layer to the story as to criminal sentencing, parole, business transactions, elections, divorce, probate but I was surprised it was not the key framework.Instead, this is the tale of a dying weekly newspaper and the brash young Northern educated Memphis journalist who buys it, turns it around, and during the process sinks roots into the tiny comm [...]

    11. Joan on said:

      I think this was the most overrated over written over plotted of any Grisham I have ever read To be fair, I didn t read it in a book I listened to it on tape I liked Willie Traynor, the protagonist and Narrator, who bought a small town weekly newspaper and became a 23 year old celebrity in the town There was a murder, of course a vionent murder Danny Padgit, the murderer was not sentenced to death So far so good but the title is The Last Juror We expect that the jurors will die one by one at the [...]

    12. Mahlon on said:

      3.5Grisham saves his best writing for the courtrooms of Ford County, that s certainly the case here Although it doesn t rise to the level of previous Ford County novels like A Time to Kill or Syca Row, the Last Juror is still an enjoyable read This time A young mother is raped and killed by a member of one of Ford County s most reclusive and mysterious families, Danny Paggitt is sentenced to life in prison, but before he is carted off to The State Pen, he threatens to kill every single member of [...]

    13. Ava on said:

      This was the first John Grisham book that I ever read A friend recommended Syca Row and sent me an e book to read E books are not my favorite format I prefer paper But I liked what I managed to read of the book Here was an author who knew how to keep the reader s interest.My interest was piqued and I tried to look for the book in my library I failed to find it, but I wanted to read something else by John Grisham and picked up The Last Juror.As it turned out, the plot of the novel was indeed eyeb [...]

    14. Armin Hennig on said:

      Fand die als Tiefstpunkt bewertete Bruderschaft ganz witzig und auch den ungn dig aufgenommenen Richter nicht soo schlecht Und da mich die Ausgangsbasis des Romans interessierte, griff ich zu War ein glatter Griff ins Klo, absolute Gutmenschenkacke mit katastrophalen Charakterbeschreibungen Hatte nicht unbedingt Nervenkitzel bis zur letzten Seite erwartet, aber die Liste hat das Niveau einer Sch lerarbeit Allerdings atmet das Werk eines Anf ngers wenigstens ein gewisses Ma an Enthusiasmus und En [...]

    15. Alexis Polk on said:

      Touching, historical, justice, law It was a great read and I loved every moment I was hooked and had to keep going because I wanted to know the end of it all You connect with the characters and feel like they are a part of you Highly recommend

    16. Matthew on said:

      Matthew BaltzMrs BaltzPre AP English 1027 November, 2008The Last Juror by John GrishamThis four year old book, The Last Juror, by John Grisham makes you think you are back in the 1970s experiencing all that the young Willie Traynor is experiencing Willie is a young journalist who has just got out of college with a friend that told him the big money is in weekly local newspapers Fortunately, Willie has a rich grandmother who gives him the money to buy one down Ford County, Mississippi.Shortly aft [...]

    17. Shahenda Khaled on said:

      The synopsis and title of this are really misleading They promise a story about a town that when its local paper changes owners to a young outsider, the paper is almost doomed till a brutal murder happens and the paper is saved The murderer is accused and, at the final trial, he threatens the jury that he d get each one of them Nine years later, the retribution begins That s not what the story is about at all.This has been on my shelf for almost 2 years now, nagging and intimidating me I was rea [...]

    18. Mar the Wallflower on said:

      The Last Juroris my first Grisham novel, and it definitely won t be my last I enjoyed reading this book, even though for the most part I felt like I was reading a different book from the one described by the back cover It advertised The Last Juror as a thriller, and so I expected action, perhaps some exciting game of cat and mouse between our protagonist and the antagonist, but what I got is a character centric book that has a water downed version of the elements of a good element That s not so [...]

    19. Kaz on said:

      This book reminded me of people in Key West where I lived for four years Key West had the same kind of small town atmosphere like Ford County in this book, and its people were as colorful as people in this book Coincidentally, I worked at a small publisher in Key West, like the one in this book, so I enjoyed this book very much The Last Juror is not a court crime novel Rather, it is a book about people in Ford County, including a gruesome murder, its trial, and after story, in 1970s Part 1 of th [...]

    20. Bill Khaemba on said:

      Ok I just recently came back to my love of literature since my Harry Potter craze I immediately stumble upon this book from my cousin I approached it with an Open mind one heart I flipped the pages each day and with each depth i fell in Love with the Plot setting, the theme and overall the characters This young man starting a new journey which soon becomes a blood bath and crazy law stuff that I must say i quite enjoyed it Also the Author Tackles Race and Discrimination so candidly.So I ain t no [...]

    21. Tony on said:

      John Grisham The Last Juror Dell Publishing 2004 3.5 Stars Willie Traynor, a 23 year old man with dreams and ambitions, moves to Clanton, Mississippi in 1970 He has just bought the town s newspaper and wishes to make something of himself A brutal rape and murder shake the town to its foundations The guilty man just happens to be part of a rich and troublesome family who live apart from the rest of the town, stuck out on an island Willie Traynor attends the trial and records everything, despite t [...]

    22. Melissa on said:

      I really enjoyed this book When I began, I had no idea it was set in Clanton, Mississippi, the location of A Time to Kill, and would have a couple of the same characters, most notably Lucien Wilbanks.I found the telling of the story of this small town to be both moving and entertaining I found myself laughing out loud at several points in the book I stopped laughing after the major injuries involved, but I found it hysterical when the deputies decided upon their method to determine if the packag [...]

    23. Mandy on said:

      This book was badly named The name, plus the blurb that talked about the retribution starting when the murderer is released, gave me to understand that only one juror was left alive, and predisposed me to think that the book was about the hunting down of that last juror Wrong Once I forgot those expectations I enjoyed the book, but I did find the beginning slow as I was waiting for the action, and the killing to begin.This story is about Traynor 23 who gets a job on a small newspaper way down so [...]

    24. Kate Donovan on said:

      I listened to the audio recording and it was excellent The narrator was Michael Beck and he s amazingly talented, not just with the voices accents, but conveying nuanced characterization, and hitting the pace just right I don t know if I would have loved this story as much if I d read it, since I tend to skim, and audio doesn t really allow that.So my rec is to listen to the audio It s exemplary But I m sure it s a great eyeball read too Apparently Grisham just gets better and better I had taken [...]

    25. Annet on said:

      It s been a couple of years since I read my last Grisham Used to love reading the first books he wrote, but there came a moment that I concluded it was all of the same and I became less interested This book was still on my shelf and I decided I was ready for some Grisham again Grisham is a very good storyteller His stories are almost always entertaining and interesting and it s easy reading too Ideal for summer holidays This was a nice book, I liked the story and also the description and charac [...]

    26. Elliot Black on said:

      After reading the reviews I completely agree this is a novel that does not follow the blurb Instead of being a book with lots of time in the courtroom or about redemption for an evil killer it is simply following the life of a young white middle class educated male who bought a local paper is Mississippi As expected it was not an epic or entirely gripping read, rather it was an easy read and some parts I found interesting, gripping and page turningly exciting but the majority of the novel is a s [...]

    27. WK on said:

      Another great Read by both author and narrator From beginning to end both the author and the narrator kept me entertained Set in a small Mississippi town, Grisham is obviously in his element His vivid portrayal of people and places put you there in the midst of the action Enjoying lunch with Mrs Callie Ruffin or laughing till your side aches at the antics of the boys from the card game under seize As always Grisham gives us a hard look at the corrupt and the inspiring living side by side The onl [...]

    28. Carol Haldy on said:

      Listened to this on audio I haven t done Grisham in years but I m telling you if you have a boring job to do paint walls this book was fabulous I have a clear mental picture of the town, the characters and the situation There were some wonderful people in this book and I cried while painting at the end Almost would give it 5 stars.

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