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Ford County
Ford County
Author: John Grisham
In his first collection of short stories, John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, "A Time to Kill." — Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons, Leon and Butch, take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney brother, Raymond, who's been lo...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385532457
ISBN-10: 0385532458
Publication Date: 11/3/2009
Pages: 308
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 141 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Nightcrawler avatar reviewed Ford County on + 207 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
This book is comprised of a series of short stories. My favorites are Casino, Quiet Haven and Funny Boy. Grishams's storytelling is excellent..reminding me why I initially loved his books. Grishan developed his characters quickly yet fully so their actions were understandable. Funny boy is a moving story that captured the uneasiness of the time when people didn't know very much about AIDS, and how they treated people with AIDS. In a normal situation, Emporia and Adrian would not have become friends, and especially would not develop reciprocal feelings of compassion, devotion and loyalty. Yet they did with Emporia letting him live his last days with dignity, something his family would not give him.
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Helpful Score: 6
It was an easy read, but I was a little disappointed in the content. The storylines were pretty shallow.
mamakalama avatar reviewed Ford County on
Helpful Score: 4
the last story is by far the best. maybe if i had read it first i would have liked the others better if that makes sense. the first ones had me ready to quit reading the book. they wernt a typical grisham book to me.
Jollyville avatar reviewed Ford County on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
6 or 7 excellent short stories. A couple really stand out.
reviewed Ford County on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A handful of stories featuring an ecclectic collection of characters from a rural southern county. Since these are short stories you shouldn't expect real in-depth story-lines. However, if you want a peek into small-town, backwoods America this is a great read. You will find both humor and pathos and realistic characters. I am not generally a big Grisham fan, but I would recommend this book.
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MKSbooklady avatar reviewed Ford County on + 571 more book reviews
Several good short stories, with great characters. One of my favorite things about John Grisham are his characters , and there stories are full of them. You will recognize Clanton, Mississippi, the setting from previous books. A great way to spend an afternoon, curled up with a Grisham book.
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Great book - different from his other books!!!
sharalsbooks avatar reviewed Ford County on + 259 more book reviews
Pretty good stories filled with the interesting characters that Grisham is known for.


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