Ford County – Stories (John Grisham)

This book by John Grisham really is different. Instead of a novel, it is a collection of short-stories. And yet, Grisham follows his own tradition. His protagonists still are lawyers, criminals or a combination of both. This time, however, Grisham puts the focus more on the people beyond and or surrounding the main figures. „Fetching Raymond“ is a good example. A family visits their brother and son for a final time in the death row. Or the story „Michael’s Room“, telling the story of a child being severely disabled and needing 24-hour-intensive-care caused by a grave error in treatment by the doctors. Michael does not yet receive any form of pension benefit or compensation for immaterial damage. A daring venture by Grisham since the topics are linked to very strong emotions but it almost works out perfectly!

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