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The Summons
The Summons
Author: John Grisham
— Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He's forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep. — And he has a father, a very sick old man who lives alone in the ancestral home in Clanton, Miss...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385503822
ISBN-10: 0385503822
Publication Date: 2/5/2002
Pages: 354
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 316 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
It's John Grisham. One of my favorites.
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A great story from Grisham. I was surprised and sad about the end.
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Tough start...begins kind of slow. But once you start reading it, you can't put it down...EVEN IF YOU WANT TO, DON'T. It's a very gotchya ending :)
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A very exciting suspenseful mystery involving family secrets
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This is true to Grisham's writing style.
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I'm a big Grisham fan but I found the ending of this book to be horrible. It was so anticlimactic and disappointing. The storyline leading up to the end was ok but not his best work, I think he definitely is a better author than this book conveys.
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Horrible ending. Ruined the whole book (which was pretty good up until then). First John Grisham i had read, and someone told me that i should have expected it. Interesting portrait of a pilot though - lots of airplane information.
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I have loved Grisham in the past, but this book was awful! Droned on and on with pointless information. This could have been about 1/4 of the length and then may have been alright, but the ending was still an anticlimactic letdown. Mostly I just felt bored reading this.