The Last Juror by John Grisham (mini-review)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


In the Last Juror, 23-year-old Willie Traynor moves to small town Clanton, Mississippi in the early 70's. He takes over the town newspaper and in the process manages to make friends and enemies. He also reports on the biggest murder the town has ever had. Years later, the jury members who convicted him start being murdered

Grisham did a great job creating enjoyable characters in this small town. I enjoyed reading about the activities of the newspaper and what he did to report on the town's current events. However, I do think there should be a small disclaimer before reading this book in that it is not really a myster or legal thriller. I was under that impression so I kept expecting more to happen. It's more the story of the small town and how they are affected by certain events. It should not be called The Last Juror, lol! But otherwise, it was a good read.

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