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A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance, Bk 1)
A Time to Kill - Jake Brigance, Bk 1
Author: John Grisham
In this searing courtroom drama, best-selling author John Grisham probes the savage depths of racial violence ... as he delivers a compelling tale of uncertain justice in a small southern town ... — Clanton, Mississippi. The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town reacts with shock ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440211723
ISBN-10: 0440211727
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 528
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 1240 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance, Bk 1) on + 270 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
A gripping courtroom drama about a young girl whose life has been shattered by 2 drunken and remorseless young men. Her father decides to take matters into his own hands with an assault rifle. A town then is in flames and on different sides.

An interesting book with twists and turns.
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Helpful Score: 5
A young father seeks revenge for the brutal attack on his daughter. The trial that follows and the events surrounding the trial keep you reading to the last page. Very thought provoking book.
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Helpful Score: 4
This addictive tale of a young lawyer defending a black Vietnam war hero who kills the white druggies who raped his child in tiny Clanton, Mississippi, is John Grisham's first novel, and his favorite of his first six. He polished it for three years and every detail shines like pebbles at the bottom of a swift, sunlit stream. Grisham is a born legal storyteller and his dialogue is pitch perfect.
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Helpful Score: 4
This one will get you ALL riled up and rooting for the main character. A great read, and one of Grisham's best.
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racial tension and the brillant author has again hit upon subjects and characters that keep us guessing.
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reviewed A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance, Bk 1) on + 75 more book reviews
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. It's Grisham's first, and is the prequel to his most recent release Sycamore Row. A friend recommended that I read this before reading the new book, and I truly couldn't put it down. It takes place in the early days of desegregation and brings that era back in full force. It's full of twists and turns that left me racing to see what happened. Excellent read.
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The book was very long winded. However, every scene and detail built the story up. There were no boring parts.

There were some very graphic scene and the "N-word" was used extensively so read with caution if those things offend you!
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Great read.

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