Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Litigators

This is an okay book written by John Grisham. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are the bickering partners of a small twenty-plus-year-old law firm in the western part of the South side of Chicago that tries to appear successful although it is really a small-time operation. Generally, the firm focuses on simple divorces and DUI cases, with an occasional automobile accident that provides a boon to the firm. David Zinc hates his high paying job at a large law firm and decides to walk away one morning and gets drunk at a local bar. He ends up at the small firm and decides he really likes the company. Wally Figg learns of a cholesterol drug that may be killing patients, and decides that a class action lawsuit against the large pharmaceutical company will be a quick way to get rich.

The book is regarded as more humorous than most of Grisham's prior novels. Grisham noted that his inspirations for the book included television advertisements and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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