The Firm

The Firm❰PDF❯ ✅ The Firm Author John Grisham – Heartforum.co.uk Adaptation for younger readersMitch McDeere a Harvard Law graduate becomes suspicious of his Memphis tax firm when mysterious deaths obsessive office security and the Chicago mob figure into its opera Adaptation for younger readersMitch McDeere a Harvard Law graduate becomes suspicious of his Memphis tax firm when mysterious deaths obsessive office security and the Chicago mob figure into its operations.

Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller he was working hours a week at a small Southaven Mississippi law practice sueezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby—writing his first novelBorn on February in Jonesboro Arkansas to a construction worker and a homemaker John Grisham as a child dreamed of.

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  • Paperback
  • 76 pages
  • The Firm
  • John Grisham
  • English
  • 16 May 2015
  • 9780582418271

10 thoughts on “The Firm

  1. AL Maturan says:

    This was the first novel I've read of John Grisham and it inspired some of the most important decisions of my life It affected me so much that it irrevocable changed my life for all eternity I'm probably exaggerating but most of it's trueFirst of all because of this book I took up Accounting as my major in college This book painted a very exciting picture of how an accountant's life could be very exciting It showed how he could steal from the Mob and get away with it Who wouldn't want that kind of exciting life? You should realize that I read this book when I was in high school and yes I knew it was fiction but I was young and gullible I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life and I read this book It made an uite an impression on me Of course after 4 years in college and about to graduate and become a CPA I've realized that being an accountant is not all that exciting after Like seriously It's not Don't be an accountant You'll die of absolute boredomSecond it cemented my desire to be a lawyer Even when I was younger I already wanted to be a lawyer but was unsure on what pre law course to take hence the accountancy major I was argumentative opinionated and I had a domineering and arrogant personality Perfect lawyer material right? So this book is the reason why I'll go to law school after college Oh my god I just realized that this review has totally gone nuts This is no longer a review but a life story Omfg I'm so sorry To anyone who's reading this I'm amazed that you have gone this far But I'm uite sure nobody will be reading this so I'm gonna say what I want to say Read this friggin book It's awesome And it might change your life as it has changed mine

  2. Margitte says:

    It's just one of those things I love this novel Twice read once watched and now once listened to on audio Don't ask me what the attraction is I wish I knewBrilliant suspense thriller

  3. Rebecca McNutt says:

    The Firm is very extreme and often unbelievable but it's still a very well written and gripping story nonetheless

  4. Amy | Foxy Blogs says:

    I read this back when it was first released in 1991 At the time I was a teenager who was getting on a plane to visit relatives and I needed something to read to pass the time THE FIRM distracted me the for the long plane trip Just recently I was at the used bookstore looking for a book for my teenage son to read while he is gone for the next 10 weeks working at a Boy Scout camp as a lifeguard The series he is reading wasn't available so I started searching for an alternative The only books I could think of were my romance books and I'm sure no 16 year old boy wants to read his mom's romance books I had to think back to my 'before romance reading days' to come up with something I grabbed this book and packed it for him A week and half ago we had to have him at the camp by 9 am which meant we had to be on the road by 6 am to make it there with no time to spare on a side notethe camp is located on the Oregon coast The camp owns 2 miles of beach After we dropped him off we started heading home along the coastline photo taken by my husbandWe pulled into a small town and found a used bookstore because we needed something to listening to while passing the time in the car We saw this book on audio cassette and bought it Listening to it made me laugh because it had some cheesy music that transitioned the scenes I'll be curious to see if my son will even read it The last time I talked to him he had not even cracked the book open I'm sticking to my original rating because at the time I thought this book was the BOMB

  5. Respectable says:

    Mitchell McDeere graduates from Harvard Law and is about to begin his career as a lawyer Blessed with superhuman capabilities handed down generously by MrGrisham himself Mitch finds no trouble in getting nailing three top job offers two from from Wall Street one from Memphis Among other things Mitch graduates with top honors is among the top five in his class was a uarterback at school is an athlete but his diet is mainly alcohol and cheeseburgers for the remainder of the novel works for 20 hours a day and of course reuires hardly any sleep Yet unwittingly oh how I love the innocence lured by money and associated perks our man finds himself as a tax lawyer in the Memphis law firm Bendini Lambert Locke where sinister dealings happen under the cover of a legitimate law firm businessThe story line never launches itself into the epic thriller that the plot threatens to become the pace is completely off and I can safely say that there is no single point of real suspense in this novel thanks to the some early giveaways with which you can construct most of what's about to happen mhmm no twists either The novel starts somewhat promising but crumples into a muted unimaginative ending with nothing much left to sayA horrendous lack of detail regarding the crucial money laundering activities non existent lawyer talk no legalese and worst of all no gun descriptions or explanations for what the hell Mitch does 20 hours a day seven days a week with the obscenely large files handed to him He works on them See? Some brilliant explanation that involved checking client deposits and interest details lol were scattered in the beginning but Grisham gives up on the pathetic explanations eventuallyThe book is so full of repetitions it makes you want to kill yourself for reading it Every single bar in the Cayman Islands that finds mention in the book involves the three same things Always Islanders are playing either darts or dominoes There is always a band that is tuning up Mitchel orders the same kind of beer and cheeseburgersOur guy Mitch barks orders to an FBI Special Agent in the early parts and the relationship deteriorates later when Mitch can't help calling Tarrance an idiot every time he is reuired to say something Not joking Tarrance is a sock puppet character who does not come up with any good ideas during these conversations Why converse at all? Sadly Tarrance is made to alternate between Will do I'll ask my boss or make some feeble attempt at bargaining in a deal or ask a stupid uestion The last three options don't bode well for poor Tarrance and all such replies are followed up by Mitch calling him an idiotWhen the FBI and the Mafia are hot on his tail Mitch also finds serendipitously the assistance of an ex con while being holed up in a room at a seedy Motel along Pacific Beach The Mafia also give false leads to the FBI to throw them off his trail Who needs the FBI right?The absolute worst and this no writer should engage in is an extended recital of the events occurring up to a certain point in time in the form a nervous realization by one of the characters completely ruining the pace and putting the reader to sleepEventually you will be tempted to assume that Grisham doesn't have a brainThe book fails to entertain just as much as it fails to inform The uninspired title should've been a giveaway but I read the book only because I heard that this was Grisham's big break that made him famous in the 90s I most certainly can't see how I don't advise you to try either Yuck

  6. Alaina Patterson says:

    This is uick because I can't imagine anyone who has never read a Grisham novelwatched a 'film' adaptation of a Grisham novelread a book review of a Grisham novelwatched that episode of 3rd Rock From the Sun all those years ago where the family goes into Witness Protection for some reason and they're all reading different Grisham novels and when they realize the plot is exactly the same they switch books and continue reading and sure enough the plot is exactly the same And yes I've just spent about ten minutes searching the interwebs for the clip that apparently only I can remember because I have an inordinate amount of brain sludge in my cerebral cortexANYHOODLE For the four people in the world who may not have ever read a Grisham 'legal' novel because sometime in the early Aughts he went and branched out here are the reuirementsI An idealistic lawyer – the fresher out of law school the better; or II A lawyer who has become disillusioned with the system but will give it one last tryHeShe discoversA The case he's currently working on has ties to the Mafia;B The case he's currently working on has ties to the KKK;C The case he's currently working on has ties to the highest of government; orD The case he's currently working on has ties to the evil health care industryWith the help of1 His friends;2 The FBI; or3 No one because he's an IDEALISTIC LAWYER Hea Is able to win his case;b Is able to turn the Mafia over to the FBI;c Is able to prove the conspiracyAs his life is now in danger he musti Escape to the Caribbean or South America;ii Enter into the Witness Protection program; iii Face the reporters and live to fight another case;iv Retire from lawUsually he also manages to swindle the MafiaGovernmentWhatever out of a tidy sum of10 million The Firm is I A 2 b I 10 millionEnjoy

  7. Summer says:

    This book is really interesting well written and absolutely irresistible I'm on a mission to read every book that Grisham wrote because his books never disappoint me

  8. Diane Wallace says:

    Excellent read suspensefulentertaininggreat plot twistgood character development and nice depthrecommend to all paperback

  9. James Thane says:

    Mitch McDeere is near the top of his Harvard Law School graduating class and can virtually have his pick of jobs with high powered Wall Street firms But at the last minute he agrees to an interview with a small Memphis firm Bendini Lambert Locke The firm's search committee has carefully vetted Mitch and has selected him as their number one draft pick for the year They bring Mitch and his wife Abby to visit Memphis and make him an offer that is too good to refuseMitch accepts the offer and is determined to be the hardest working most successful associate that BLL has ever seen But he doesn't even have his feet on the ground before two of the other associate die in an apparent diving accident Shortly after this tragedy Mitch is contacted surreptitiously by and FBI agent who tells him that the deaths were not accidental and that no lawyer has ever left the firm aliveThe FBI insists that Mitch's new firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of the mob The Fibbies want McDeere to become their inside informant to help them bring down the firm If he won't the agents tell him that when the firm does go down Mitch will be convicted as a willing participant in the firm's illegal activitiesMcDeere is obviously caught between a rock and the proverbial hard place If he doesn't help the FBI he's going to wind up in jail but if he does he could wind up in the grave The only way out is for Mitch to prove that he's smarter and resourceful than either the FBI or the mobThis is an engrossing story with appealing characters Grisham gleefully describes the inner workings of a law office while at the same time weaving an exciting tale that ends with a great climax It's not a legal thriller in the traditional sense in that it does not involve any courtroom scenes but it provides plenty of thrills everywhere else

  10. Bren says:

    “you’ll acuire A certain amount of cynicism This business works on you When you were in law school you had some noble idea what a lawyer should be A champion of individual rights; a defender of the Constitution; a guardian of the oppressed; an advocate for your client’s principles Then after you practice for six months you realize you were nothing but hired guns Mouthpieces for sale to the highest bidder available to anybody any crook any sleazebag with enough money to pay your outrageous fees Nothing shocks you It’s supposed to be an honorable profession but you’ll meet so many crooked lawyers you’ll want to uit and find an honest job Yeah Mitch you’ll get cynical And it’s sad really” ― John Grisham The FirmThe book is so much better then the film version The Firm is one of those books I reread every few years or so and it still feels fresh Undeniably one of Grisham's best if not his bestI am not going into the plot because 90 percent of readers already know it but a few thoughtsI adored Abby Not so Mitch Mcdeer OKin case someone has not read it I should put a spoiler warning in hereSPOILERSI thought Mitch was one of those smug to cool jocks and never really took to him although I did root for him But he so easily cheated on Abby even before they were married and I just could not imagine being friend's with his character but that's meBit there is not one dull moment in The Firm It is really one of the most fun suspenseful legal thrillers you could ever hope to read and that is why I often reread it

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