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Saturday, April 05, 2008

A Painted House

Keeping up with my readings of John Grisham's work the latest book I completed couple of days back is A Painted House.

The book is a big surprise, since it is nothing to do with lawyers, court room drama or a suspense thriller. The book is based in early 1950s in Arkansas and it is being told from the eyes of seven year old kid Luke Chandler. The narration describes the life of poor farmers and the day to day activities of a small town during the cotton picking season. The book gives a great detail about growing up in the rural South. It walks a predictable path with few minor surprises but what most impressed me about Grisham from this book is his great sense of humor and love for baseball.


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