Book Reviews of The King of Torts

The King of Torts
The King of Torts
Author: John Grisham
ISBN-13: 9780385508049
ISBN-10: 0385508042
Publication Date: 2/2003
Pages: 294
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 358 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
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Fantastic Grisham book as usual...Could hardly put it down - great plot line.
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The office of the public defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. Clay Carter has been there too long and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week.As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his lifethat would make him, almost overnight, the legal professions newest king of torts...
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This Grisham novel is one of my personal favorites! A lot of litigation and legal terms, and yet again Grisham makes it an easy read for all of his fans. A great story line kept me reading for hours!
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Great book...
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This is one of the few books of Grisham's that I was actually able to read in book form. I'm not sure what it is about his writing style that makes it less enjoyable for me in print. The rest of his novels I'd digested in audio form and loved them. This was a great read by a master story teller and really opened my eyes to who really wins in tort cases.
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Like most Grisham books, I found the beginning to read very slow, most before Tarvan was brought into the scheme of things. However, after Clay met Pace and started getting deep into tort cases, I could not put the book down. The story was easy to follow, even for somebody who isn't up to date with lawyers, courtrooms, and lawsuits.
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Clay is a young public defender who hates his job and his future in-laws. When he is given the chance to open his own firm, his world turns upside down with fast money and greedy new friends. Can Clay be "The King of Torts" and not become as greedy as those around him?

This is a good novel. It is not Grisham's best, but it was still a good read. It think it would good on the big screen.
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Tort(from Lat.torquere,to twist,toutus,twisted,wrested aside)A private or civil wrong or injury,including action for bad faith breach of contract, for which the court will provide a remedyin the form of an action for damages
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Great legal mystery!
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Interesting story of greed, fame and how it affected a lawyer.
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Good Grisham book. He does a great job.
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Excellent book. John Grisham never disappoints.
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Grisham is a great writer and this book does not disapoint.
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Another good read from Grisham.
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Another one of Grisham's books I couldn't put down for long.
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This was a very good and intriguing book! John Grisham is wonderful!
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great book
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Very interest-holding. Typical Grisham.
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As all his books, you'll find it impossible to put down....
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I have two copies, never been read
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Better than the average Grisham. The rise and fall of a tort lawyer.
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TORT: A private or civil wrong or injury, including action for bad faith breach of contract, for which the court will provide a remedy in the form of an action for damages.
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This was a very well written story that had me chuckling at some parts. The characters are not as well developed as Grisham has done in his other works. I would like to know a little about the main character so I could have gotten a feel for him better. I think if this would have happened I may have enjoyed the book more.
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The office of the Public Defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. Clay Carter has been there too long, and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit DC every week.

As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the larges pharmaceutical companies in the world and looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life-that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts.
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Great insite into making of a top notch lawyer..one who rises to the top of his profession in reputation as well as financially..and how quickly greed can topple you quickly to the bottom of the barrel. Good read!
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Its a Grisham !