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The Brethren (Large Print)
The Brethren - Large Print
Author: John Grisham
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ISBN-13: 9780375727962
ISBN-10: 0375727965
Publication Date: 12/26/2000
Pages: 528
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Book Type: Paperback
Large Print: Yes
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Helpful Score: 4
The premise here was enormously fun: three aging, disgraced judges serving time in a minimum security federal prison concoct a mail scam to extort money from unsuspecting victims. Their little scheme is succeeding quite well, slowly building enough money to give them hope that perhaps there is life after prison. When it turns out that one of the victims of the mail scam is the front-runner in the upcoming presidential election, things get very interesting and suddenly the three inmates realize they have far more power than they thought.

You'll be hooked within the first chapter. Grisham has a great sense of humor and it shows in this book, both in the characters and in the dialog.
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Helpful Score: 3
Intriguing - true Grisham. 3 judges in a medium-security federal prison call themselves the Brethren. Together they fine-tune a mail scam, but their little scam goes awry. Fast read - holds your interest.
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Helpful Score: 3
Great Grisham book that gives a story of corruption and fowl play that I think most of us suspect anyway in our justice system. He is still true to form with his great writing! One of his many books that I loved.
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Helpful Score: 2
I have read everything written by John Grisham but could not finish this book. It did not hold my interest long enough to really get into it for long, and I found myself having to re-read portions to get back into it when I picked it up again. Not much going on there for me.
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Helpful Score: 1
Probably one of Grisham's most far-out-there books that I've read. Completely different story than usual. Three convicted Judges in jail pulling off schemes...Definitely worth the read.
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Helpful Score: 1
John Grisham is a master storyteller. This book is a romp in prison. Three corrupt judges, doing time, dream up a brilliant extortion scam. This book will have you rolling in the floor laughing at times. But these good old boys are deadly serious as they discover the perfect victim! A very entertaining book! There are quite a few surprises here. You will be grinning or gasping with each chapter. If you haven't read this one yet, don't wait any longer!
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Helpful Score: 1
I was never a Grisham fan, but this made me become one! Loved the book, loved the ending!
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Helpful Score: 1
I thought this was a really great book.. couldn't put it down!! It's one of my favorites by John Grisham!
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This man has got an imagination! Another winner for Grisham
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Abridged - 6 hour, 4 cassettes read by Michael Beck
Good Grisham story!
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a very good book
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A great story by one of the great storytellers. Very fast paced book, you won't want to put it down.
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4 cassettes - 6 hrs
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I love Grisham and this book is a good one.
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Not one of the top three Grisham books, but still a good read.
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It's amazing what 3 judges in jail will do (yes, they are inmates).
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***** Always love Grisham. Three judges in prison running an extortion scam to get rich quick.
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Classic Grisham, with a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor, his version of the "Gang Who Couldn't Shoot Straight", only in this case they're three members of the judiciary filling out their jail sentences while plotting to make money from behind bars.
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They call themselves the Brethren; three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent up for tax evasion. Another, for skimming bingo profits. The third for a creer ending drunken joyride. Meeting daily in the priso law library, taking exercise walks in their boxers, these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong.
Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich-very fast.
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Vintage Grisham!
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a good grisham book about scheming judges in prison
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Quirky premise but a pretty good read.
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Grisham tells a great story and then blows the ending as usual.
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Grisham... need I SAY MORE?
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Good book, lots of action, twisting plot that keeps you very interested, as many Grisham novels are! Keens insights on how presidential races are run and how candidates have to mold themselves for the public. I am sure the premise of this book has happened often times with smart people in low-security white-collar prisons with lots of time to plan.
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A story about 3 disgraced judges, in a low security prison, setting up a "get rich quick scheme."
This novel, written in a thoughtful narrative style, has many clever subplots and plenty of suspense!
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Great Mystery.
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this book was good to me it is about three disgraced former judges doing time in a florida federeal prison. where they run a get rich quick scam
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Typical Grisham -- always a good read, and this one doesn't disappoint.
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They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent up for tax evasion. Another, for skimming bingo profits. And the third, for a career-ending dunken joyride. Meeting daily in the prison law library taking exercise walks in their boxer shorts, these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong. Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich .....
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Another great Grisham book
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This book was a lot of fun. I listened to it in my car and found myself just sitting, not wanting to turn it off. Grishham does it again
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I love Grisham and I loved this book on tape.
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This book was very entertaining. I have read many of John Grisham's books and this is one of my favorites.
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Excellent book. Hard to put down... A very enertaining book to say the least.

BILLY T.
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Typical Grisham-- crafted with great skill, engrossing, fast and interesting,good read
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I had a hard time getting into this book in the beginning. It did get better towards the middle, but I really had to make myself keep reading.
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A page turner!
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This was actually a riveting book. It was easy to read and get into unlike some of Grisham's works. I'd recommend it.
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This was my first book by this author and I must say I was disappointed. This story did nothing for me. Exploiting others for money by using the means it did was appalling. I found myself struggling to get thru this book and it just irritated me. I'm sure there's better writings by this author but for now i'm shelving the idea of reading anymore. This book just sucked.
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Not one of Grisham's best. There are some highlights, and it's an easy read. It took me a while to get into it. The second half is a lot better than the first half of the book. If you like suspense, it's good, just not great!
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Very good read!! A real page turner.. Keeps you wondering,"what the heck is going to happen".
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Although this book was okay to read to pass some time, I would not recommend it to any of my friends to read. There were parts of the book that had some twists that made it fun but there were some portions that were predictable and seem "stretched" to make thing believable.
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The character were great and the legal dialogue very interesting to me. Funny and it had intrigue and a great story line. Enjoy
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My first Grisham book and I have to say, it was alright. Nothing spectacular. It was sufficiently interesting to be read at a decent pace.

Surprisingly, at least to me, was the fact that the book followed more than the judges in prison. It offered a nice change of pace. After all, how much can be written about the days of inmates in a boring jail?

The ending was amusing, although I thought for certain that something else was going to happen.

There is enough legal mumbo-jumbo and politics to be classified as a political thriller, but I wouldn't call it a thriller. It's just fiction. Not thrilling in the least.
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What a great story!
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Typical Grisham. It was a better than average read but not a book I'll read again. Formulaic but still entertaining thriller about crooked judges.
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Interesting book. Took me awhile to get into it. It's a good, light read. To me, not what I expect from John Grisham.
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It was OK, but not a book I would listen to again.
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Hi: I read the other review and the member seemed to think the facts were hard to believe. Actually Grisham got this story from the news-it really happened. I loved the story because it was kind of shocking....
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Although this book was okay to read to pass some time, I would not recommend it to any of my friends to read. There were parts of the book that had some twists that made it fun but there were some portions that were predictable and seem "stretched" to make thing believable.
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Great cd to listen too. Good engaging story and
I love the reader.
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One of the best! I am keeping it. Sorry!
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This audio held my interest, but I found the ending a bit disappointing. It is about a group of ex judges who run many blackmailing schemes from prison, where they are currently housed. Did they bite off more than they could chew?
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They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida Fedreal Prison.

They use thier time in prison to devise a wickedly brilliant extortion scam... while events outside thier prison walls begin to erupt.
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Trumble is a minimum-security federal prison, a "camp," home to the usual assortment of relatively harmless criminals--drug dealers, bank robbers, swindlers, embezzlers, tax evaders, two Wall Street crooks, one doctor, at least five lawyers.

And three former judges who call themselves the Brethren: one from Texas, one from California, and one from Mississippi. They meet each day in the law library, their turf at Trumble, where they write briefs, handle cases for other inmates, practice law without a license, and sometimes dispense jailhouse justice. And they spend hours writing letters. They are fine-tuning a mail scam, and it's starting to really work. The money is pouring in.

Then their little scam goes awry. It ensnares the wrong victim, a powerful man on the outside, a man with dangerous friends, and the Brethren's days of quietly marking time are over.
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The Brethren are three disgraced judges doing time in prison who collaborate on a brilliant extortion scheme. Meanwhile a bizarre presidential election is holding the nation in grips. For the brethren, the timing is perfect because they have found the perfect victim.
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Another great one for Grisham! Corruption, big time!
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They call themselves the Brethern- three discrased former judges doing time in a Florida prison. There they plan the perfect extortion scam.
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Good fun. Not the regular Grisham. Plenty of suspense along with wicked humor. Great characters.
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This is a great John Grissom thriller!!
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Love Grisham than you will love this read.
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Kept me reading, couldn't put it down.
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Three disgraced judges in prison hatch a scheme to get rich--very quick. "Gripping . . . will hook you from the first page and won't let you go." NEW YORK POST
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Its A Grisham, always an enjoyable read !
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Grisham keeps on coming with good books!
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No what I generally like to read, but very interesting
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This was the 3rd book by Grisham I have read...it was ok. Not as good as the other two I read before.
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Well this is pretty interesting - like 2 stories in one book. I enjoyed it.
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It's a very good book.
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gripping reading from the beginning
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one of grisham's better books. keep your interest
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
Trumble is a minimum-security federal prison, a "camp," home to the usual assortment of relatively harmless criminals - and three former judges who call themselves the Brethren: one from Texas, one from California, and one from Mississippi. They meet each day in the law library, their turf at Trumble, where they write briefs, handle cases for other inmates, practice law without a license, and sometimes dispense jailhouse justice. And they spend hours writing letters. They are fine-tuning a mail scam, and it's starting to really work. The money is pouring in." "Then their little scam goes awry.
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The book was exceptional. Grisham still has it!
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They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent up for tax evasion. Another, for skimming bingo profits. And the third, for a career-ending drunken joyride. Meeting daily in the prison law library, taking exercise walks in their boxer shorts, these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong.
Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich - very fast.
And so they sit, sprawled in the prison library, furiously writing letters, fine-tuning a wickedly brilliant extortion scam... while events outside their prison walls begin to erupt. A bizarre presidential election is holding the nation in its grips - and a powerful government figure is pulling some very hidden strings. For the Brethren, the timing couldn't be better.
Because they've just found the perfect victim.
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Huge Grisham fan; I write in the genre. This is one of his mediocre books. It is, however, funny and cynical, at times. I would recommend this book to those whom are fans of the legal thriller genre. This is a book to read on the ride home or on lunch break.
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This novel features three antiheroes of a sort, the brethren of the title, judges serving time in a federal prison in Florida for white-collar offenses. They're a hard bunch to root for, though, as their main activity behind bars is running a blackmail scheme in which they bait, hook and squeeze wealthy, closeted gay men through a magazine ad supposedly placed by "Ricky," a young incarcerated gay looking for companionship. Then there's the two-bit alcoholic attorney who's abetting them by running their mail and depositing their dirty profits in an overseas bank. Scarcely more appealing is the big fish the trio snare, Congressman Anthony Lake, who meanwhile is busy selling his lifelong integrity when the director of the CIA offers to lever him into the White House in exchange for a doubling of federal defense spending upon Lake's inauguration. The expertly orchestrated and very complex plot follows these evildoers through their illicit enterprises, devoting considerable attention to the CIA's staging of Lake's presidential campaign and even more to that agency's potentially lethal pursuit of the brethren once it learns that the three are threatening to out candidate Lake. Every personage in this novel lies, cheats, steals and/or kills, and while Grisham's fans may miss the stalwart lawyer-heroes and David vs. Goliath slant of his earlier work, all will be captivated by this clever thriller that presents as crisp a cast as he's yet devised, and as grippingly sardonic yet bitingly moral a scenario as he's ever imagined.
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great read
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Wonderful tale by John Grisham.
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I liked it! Not a life changing story, but an interesting one....
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I had a hard time relating to this book. Just not my "cup of tea."
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From Publishers Weekly: "Only a few megaselling authors of popular fiction deviate dramatically from formula--most notably Stephen King but recently Grisham, too. He's serializing a literary novel, A Painted House, in the Oxford American; his last thriller (The Testament) emphasized spirituality as intensely as suspense; and his deeply absorbing new novel dispenses with a staple not only of his own work but of most commercial fiction: the hero. The novel does feature three antiheroes of a sort, the brethren of the title, judges serving time in a federal prison in Florida for white-collar offenses. They're a hard bunch to root for, though, as their main activity behind bars is running a blackmail scheme in which they bait, hook and squeeze wealthy, closeted gay men through a magazine ad supposedly placed by "Ricky," a young incarcerated gay looking for companionship. Then there's the two-bit alcoholic attorney who's abetting them by running their mail and depositing their dirty profits in an overseas bank. Scarcely more appealing is the big fish the trio snare, Congressman Anthony Lake, who meanwhile is busy selling his lifelong integrity when the director of the CIA offers to lever him into the White House in exchange for a doubling of federal defense spending upon Lake's inauguration. The expertly orchestrated and very complex plot follows these evildoers through their illicit enterprises, devoting considerable attention to the CIA's staging of Lake's presidential campaign and even more to that agency's potentially lethal pursuit of the brethren once it learns that the three are threatening to out candidate Lake. Every personage in this novel lies, cheats, steals and/or kills, and while Grisham's fans may miss the stalwart lawyer-heroes and David vs. Goliath slant of his earlier work, all will be captivated by this clever thriller that presents as crisp a cast as he's yet devised, and as grippingly sardonic yet bitingly moral a scenario as he's ever imagined." Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Not the best John Grisham, but good of course!
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A fun Grisham novel.
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Good suspense! Some judges in prison are working a money making scam!
Interesting to see who all gets involved!
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Awesome book!
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Former judges in prison for various misdeeds are bound together in THe Brethren...Common goal, "GREED"....
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Pub 2000 - Three disgraced former Judges are doing time in a federal prison. They meet daily in the prison law library and scheme to get very rich very fast.
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The Bretheren are 3 former judges serving jail time in Florida. They meet daily in the prison law library crafting the ultimate extortion scam of the ultimate victim--the President of the United States.
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3 corrupt judges almost topple a presidential election FROM JAIL. Great read!!!
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Grishams best since Pelican Brief in my opinion.
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If you like John Grisham you will like this one.
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An enjoyable read - about 3 disgraced former judges in a Florida federal prison. Clever. I'd read it again.
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Good reading, I liked it
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One of his best!
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3 disgraced former judges in a Florida pederal prison fine-tuning an extortion scam. A powerful government figure is pulling some very hidden strings. For the Brethern the timing couldn't be better.
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I don't think I have ever read a John Grisham book that I haven't loved and this one is no exception!!
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Good, interesting read.
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Wow. Blown away by this one.
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Enjoyed this one, blackmail at it's most original.
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I love John Grisham books and this one was excellent!
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fast paced and action packed loved it
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This book had me chuckling out loud many times. It was a fun read. I enjoyed the sly compliment to Tom Clancy in the book, too.
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Fast paced and action packed!
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Typical John Grisham story. You'll find the end of the story where it belongs....the end!
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They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent up for tax evasion. Another, for skimming bingo profits. And the third, for a career-ending drunken joyride. Meeting daily in the prison law library, taking exercise walks in their boxer shorts, these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong.

Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich--- very fast.

And so they sit, sprawled in the prison library, furiously writing letters, fine-tuning a wickedly brilliant extortion scamwhile events outside their prison walls begin to erupt. A bizarre presidential election is holding the nation in its grips--- and a powerful government figure is pulling some very hidden strings. For the Brethren, the timing couldnt be better.

Because theyve just found the perfect victim
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Another good one from Grisham.
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Took me a few chapters to get into the book, but I enjoyed it!
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Three disgraced judges in A Florida prison. All of the thrills and action that Grisham usually provides. Very good book
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If you like Grisham, this is worth reading.
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Gripping, will hook you from the first page and won't let you go
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I loved this book, and the way these men think. Very fun to read.
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Another Grisham great!
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Outstanding book... On of Grisham's best.
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Pretty good, easy Grisham read.
The plot is a little far-fetched though.
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The Brethren, as they are called, are three former southern judges, serving time together in a federal prison for various bad deeds, which have taken away their freedom and their status in the community. However, inside the prison, they continue to practice law without a liscense, and concoct a blackmail scheme that begins making them some money, that is, until they bag a powerful 'mark' who could jeopardize everything. As usual, John Grisham keeps you on the edge of your seat, right til the end.
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Another great Grisham story!
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The Brethren,is one of those books that you just cant stop reading once you start the story. Thats why i give it such a good rating. Its a really excellent story,it keeps you guessing and wondering what will happen next. I loved this book. John Grisham at his best. A must read.
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One of this authers best. Good reading
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loved it,but already read it OOps
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Sometimes even the bad guys win!
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one of his best
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excellent
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Another good John Grisham book.
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Engaging
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Great Read!
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It's a true Grisham novel; an easy read. I enjoyed it as I have all of his books (even the non-fiction one he slipped in on me).
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This is my favorite Grisham book.
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Another great book by Grisham!
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Lives up to Grisham's reputation and style
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Very good book as usual for Grisham.
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If you've not read a Grisham, then you should start with this one! True to his style, The Brethren held me spellbound until the end!
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Unlike Grisham's other books this one is a little slow in the beginning, but picks up and keeps your interest the rest of the way!
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You can miss with Grisham. A must read!
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meh. john grisham was better when he was hungry and thoughtful. i find his recent work to be dull, slow-moving, uninventive and preachy.
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i'm not the biggest grishman fan - i like his hits (the firm, runaway jury), and am ambivalent about his misses (the gingerbread man)...this fell somewhere in between for me.
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"NYTimes Bestseller!" "Terrific storytelling by one of the Masters of the game."--USAToday
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This book was ok. It did not offend me as some people have suggested but it wasn't thrilling and suspenseful it just was....
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Grisham never disappoints!
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This book takes place in a prison. Who is in control? Was a great read and very interesting.
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very good
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Predictable John Grisham genre.
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One of John Grisham's better legal thrillers
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Three corrupt judges use their time in prison to devise an extortion scam
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Almost every character is manipulative, cynical and deceitful. Interesting parallel lives with many interesting twists and turns.
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Great read - would like to see a movie made of this book
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They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent up for tax evasion. Another, for skimming bingo profits. And the third, for a career-ending drunken joyride. Meeting daily in the prison library, taking exercise walks in their boxer shorts, these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong.
OR they can use their time in prison to get very rich--very fast.
And so they sit, sprawled in the prison library, furiously writing letters, fine-tuning a wickedly brilliant extortion scam...while events outside thier prison walls begin to erupt. A bizarre presidential election is holding the nation in its grips--and a powerful government figure is pulling some very hidden strings. For the Brethren, the timing couldn't be better. Because they've just found the perfect victim....
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From Publishers Weekly
Only a few megaselling authors of popular fiction deviate dramatically from formula--most notably Stephen King but recently Grisham, too. He's serializing a literary novel, A Painted House, in the Oxford American; his last thriller (The Testament) emphasized spirituality as intensely as suspense; and his deeply absorbing new novel dispenses with a staple not only of his own work but of most commercial fiction: the hero. The novel does feature three antiheroes of a sort, the brethren of the title, judges serving time in a federal prison in Florida for white-collar offenses. They're a hard bunch to root for, though, as their main activity behind bars is running a blackmail scheme in which they bait, hook and squeeze wealthy, closeted gay men through a magazine ad supposedly placed by "Ricky," a young incarcerated gay looking for companionship. Then there's the two-bit alcoholic attorney who's abetting them by running their mail and depositing their dirty profits in an overseas bank. Scarcely more appealing is the big fish the trio snare, Congressman Anthony Lake, who meanwhile is busy selling his lifelong integrity when the director of the CIA offers to lever him into the White House in exchange for a doubling of federal defense spending upon Lake's inauguration. The expertly orchestrated and very complex plot follows these evildoers through their illicit enterprises, devoting considerable attention to the CIA's staging of Lake's presidential campaign and even more to that agency's potentially lethal pursuit of the brethren once it learns that the three are threatening to out candidate Lake. Every personage in this novel lies, cheats, steals and/or kills, and while Grisham's fans may miss the stalwart lawyer-heroes and David vs. Goliath slant of his earlier work, all will be captivated by this clever thriller that presents as crisp a cast as he's yet devised, and as grippingly sardonic yet bitingly moral a scenario as he's ever imagined. Agent, David Gernert. 2.8 million first printing. (Feb. 1)
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A earlier Grisham book.
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#1 NY Times bestseller
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Good book.
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Skillfully written and plotted with an eye for logic as well as humor
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a realey
spellbinding tale of prison and law.
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Good book.
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Three disgraced former judges doing time, despense a little jailhouse justice and get very rich.
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#1 New York Times Bestseller, a tale of 3 disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. Very entertaining novel!
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This book is NOT SIGNED, I cannot seem to fix the error that keeps saying that it is...it is NOT. It is just the hardcover version...that is all...
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John Grisham thriller.
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They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent up for tax evasion. Another, for skimming bingo profits. And the third, for a career-ending druken joyride. Meeting daily in the prison law library, taking exercise walks in their boxer shorts, these judges-turned felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong.

Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich - very fast.
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This is the Large Print Edition approved by the NAVH. This is not the cassette version which the description suggests.
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They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced judges doing time. And they are using their time in prision to get very rich - very fast.