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A Time to Kill
A Time to Kill
Author: John Grisham
Before The Firm and  The Pelican Brief made him a superstar,  John Grisham wrote this riveting story of  retribution and justice -- at last it's available in a  Doubleday hardcover edition. In this searing courtroom  drama, best-selling author John Grisham probes the  sava...  more
ISBN-13: 9780385470810
ISBN-10: 0385470819
Publication Date: 11/1/1993
Pages: 496
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Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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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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 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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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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John Grisham at his finest!
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John Grisham is very well known for his legal thrillers and this one, in my opinion, is the best one he has done. The story is set in small town Mississippi and is filled with gritty characters in intolerable situations. There are more bad guys per capita than in most of his novels and they combine to form an explosive mixture that is pure entertainment. As always, he creates vivid and believable characters and situations as the very good storyteller that he is.
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My fave Grisham book of all time

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