New Grisham novel deals with rigged election, ‘stick figure’ characters

It seems that Mr. Grisham has written timely subject matter in his new novel The Appeal, which deals with rigging an election.

The NYT has said, “Building a remarkable degree of suspense into the all too familiar ploys described here, Mr. Grisham delivers his savviest book in years.”

Likewise, the book description notes, “The Appeal is a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, a story that will leave readers unable to think about our electoral process or judicial system in quite the same way ever again.”

The NYT reviewer also made the point that “It barely matters that the characters in “The Appeal” are essentially stick figures. What works for Mr. Grisham is his patient, lawyerly, inexorable way of dramatizing urgent moral issues.”

“Stick figures” seems to be excusable for some, especially if that author has a big enough name to generate sales. Doubleday is the publisher. Click here for the NYT review.


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