Book Reviews of The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief
The Pelican Brief
Author: John Grisham
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ISBN-13: 9780385421980
ISBN-10: 0385421982
Publication Date: 3/1/1992
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 168 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
As usual, John Grisham is back with "The Pelican Brief", an irresistible story that begins with the simultaneous assissinations of two Supreme Court Justices... Late one October night Justice Abe Rosenberg, at 91 the Supreme Court's liberal legend, is shot in the head while sleeping in his Georgetown home. Two hours later Glenn Jensen, the Court's youngest and most conservative justice, is strangled, possibly by the same assassin. The country is stunned and baffled; the FBI has no clues......But Darby Shaw, a brilliant law student at Tulane, thinks she has the answer. Days of digging in the law library's computers have led her to an obscure connection between the two justices. She fleshes out her beliefs in a meticulous though wildly speculative brief that builds a strong case against a most unlikely suspect. Her suspect has powerful friends. One evening, outside a New Orleans restaurant, she narrowly escapes an assassin's car bomb. Some has read her brief. Someone wants her dead!!!!
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Helpful Score: 2
This is one of my favorite Grisham novels
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4 cassettes (340 minutes)
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I was on the edge of my seat! Great for my 2 1/2 hour commute, it went fast!
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I liked it, it was a good read
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The rich plot with the non-stop action and suspense made this an entertaining page turner that I had difficulty putting down. The ending was a bit weak compared to the rest of the story. It fell short in comparison. Besides that the book was a great read.
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You will not be able to put this book down. Great reading!
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This remains one of my all-time fave stories. I've enjoyed it, now it's time to share it with others & later I'll come back to read a/or listen again.

It is fast pased as Darby Shaw runs furiously from those who would destroy her theory of a hidden agenda as she hurtles headlong into a life of hide & seek & a realistic glimpse into big business of media & politics.
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This is an abridged version.
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AWESOME AND COMPELLING
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5-1/2 hrs. abridged
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This was an outstanding book on tape! I stayed on the edge of my seat all the way through. Great for suspense/mystery lovers.
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Two Supreme Cpurt Justices are killed, and a young law student at Tulane in New Orleans comes up with a theory. Once the theory is shown to the FBI & CIA, it manages to get out to others, and people start dying. Who is the one who killed the justices, and why? And why chase the student? ANd how did the word of the brief, based in the Pelican State, get out to the killer?

A very intriguing story, involved, complex, and a welcome reads compared to the other books I've been reading. If you are ready to concentrate on a story, try this one. If you want light fun reading, please move elsewhere. Enjoy!
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Two Supreme Court Justices are killed, and a young law student at Tulane in New Orleans comes up with a theory. Once the theory is shown to the FBI & CIA, it manages to get out to others, and people start dying. Who is the one who killed the justices, and why? And why chase the student? ANd how did the word of the brief, based in the Pelican State, get out to the killer?

A very intriguing story, involved, complex, and a welcome reads compared to the other books I've been reading. If you are ready to concentrate on a story, try this one. If you want light fun reading, please move elsewhere. Enjoy!
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Two Supreme Court Justices are killed, and a young law student at Tulane in New Orleans comes up with a theory. Once the theory is shown to the FBI & CIA, it manages to get out to others, and people start dying. Who is the one who killed the justices, and why? And why chase the student? ANd how did the word of the brief, based in the Pelican State, get out to the killer?

A very intriguing story, involved, complex, and a welcome reads compared to the other books I've been reading. If you are ready to concentrate on a story, try this one. If you want light fun reading, please move elsewhere. Enjoy!
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Two Supreme Court Justices are killed, and a young law student at Tulane in New Orleans comes up with a theory. Once the theory is shown to the FBI & CIA, it manages to get out to others, and people start dying. Who is the one who killed the justices, and why? And why chase the student? ANd how did the word of the brief, based in the Pelican State, get out to the killer?

A very intriguing story, involved, complex, and a welcome reads compared to the other books I've been reading. If you are ready to concentrate on a story, try this one. If you want light fun reading, please move elsewhere. Enjoy!
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Two Supreme Court Justices are killed, and a young law student at Tulane in New Orleans comes up with a theory. Once the theory is shown to the FBI & CIA, it manages to get out to others, and people start dying. Who is the one who killed the justices, and why? And why chase the student? ANd how did the word of the brief, based in the Pelican State, get out to the killer?

A very intriguing story, involved, complex, and a welcome reads compared to the other books I've been reading. If you are ready to concentrate on a story, try this one. If you want light fun reading, please move elsewhere. Enjoy!
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Two Supreme Court Justices are killed, and a young law student at Tulane in New Orleans comes up with a theory. Once the theory is shown to the FBI & CIA, it manages to get out to others, and people start dying. Who is the one who killed the justices, and why? And why chase the student? ANd how did the word of the brief, based in the Pelican State, get out to the killer?

A very intriguing story, involved, complex, and a welcome reads compared to the other books I've been reading. If you are ready to concentrate on a story, try this one. If you want light fun reading, please move elsewhere. Enjoy!
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An exciting tale. Better than the Julia Roberts/Denzel Washington film. A good read for the beach or vacation.
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Two Supreme Court Justices are killed, and a young law student at Tulane in New Orleans comes up with a theory. Once the theory is shown to the FBI & CIA, it manages to get out to others, and people start dying. Who is the one who killed the justices, and why? And why chase the student? ANd how did the word of the brief, based in the Pelican State, get out to the killer?

A very intriguing story, involved, complex, and a welcome reads compared to the other books I've been reading. If you are ready to concentrate on a story, try this one. If you want light fun reading, please move elsewhere. Enjoy!
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Good thriller that keeps you hanging and wanting continue reading into the case.
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Blue cover version. :)
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No dust jacket but very well taken care of.