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Topic: John Grisham's The Innocent Man

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Subject: John Grisham's The Innocent Man
Date Posted: 10/30/2008 8:03 PM ET
Member Since: 6/1/2005
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Nonfiction - how 2 innocent men were sent to prison and death row on mtrumped up charges in Ada, OK. Outrageous!

http://www.amazon.com/review/R2WJA6P3SOHRGL/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

Date Posted: 8/11/2009 3:13 PM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2006
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I finally read this. What an amazing story. Kudos to Grisham for bringing this story to light.

Subject: Sad that most readers didn't rate this highly
Date Posted: 10/5/2009 2:10 AM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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When I looked this book up in the search, it showed a low star rating of 2-3, but I didn't see much negative in the book reviews to justify such low scoring--I wonder if a lot of fiction readers read it cause it's by Grisham and didn't know how to rate a "true crime" story.

This is on my TBR list--I thought I'd read almost all of Grisham's books, but only found this one when I joined PBS last spring!

Date Posted: 10/7/2009 11:00 AM ET
Member Since: 7/6/2007
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Loved the story as well--as I do with most Grisham books.  (Hubby is a mental health advocate, so I knew he'd devour this book.)  So sad--the unjust way in which the people in the book were treated.

Date Posted: 10/9/2009 6:50 PM ET
Member Since: 5/30/2008
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I thought this was a fantastic book.