My first Grisham Book.
It’s an average one. I don’t know. But when I read some of his bestselling books, it’s very different from his earlier works in some fairly important ways.
Like most of Grisham’s tales, law-American-style is the sub-text of The Street Lawyer. Once again we’re shown some of the inner workings of a successful U.S. law firm in a sometimes less-than-admirable light. But the law in The Street Lawyer - and here’s the part that fans might not take to - takes a back seat to some very human drama and some completely serious issues.
Grisham’s depiction of the homeless is tight enough to indicate a fair amount of close research. Nor does the author fall into the trap of overworking the heart-rending aspects of the story, which would have been a fair temptation.
This never sent me to tears, but If I’m really that emotional, I knew. I’m gonna need my hanky.