Thursday, August 28, 2008

Three sentence book review: The Innocent Man, John Grisham

While on the cruise, I was able, for the first time in three years, to read fiction. Or, at least I thought I was reading fiction. Every three years or so, when I want to turn my brain off and read an entertaining book, I pick up Grisham. In this case, I made it half way through the book before I realized the book I was reading was based on a true story (it was the 5 pages of pictures in the middle that gave it away). In any case, here is my 3 sentence book review:

The Innocent Man tells the story of your average Joe who was swept out of his life, falsely accused of murder, and spent a decade on death row before being proved innocent through DNA. If you've been to law school you've heard this story (or one like it) a dozen times and the book probably isn't worth your time. If you haven't been to law school, and you're under the illusion that the justice system is anything other than a complete mess, you may want to check out this easy, entertaining, and informative read.

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