This isn t a John Grisham book s a *Bit Froth It S Starts Off Well With The *of froth It s starts well with The that s not spoiler it s the title of the first chapter Then it descends into aimless meanderings am Every time I read a book by John Grisham I am consistently reminded of what a great storyteller he is His style is compact direct and to the point and pulls you in immediately I wasn t 10 pages into his new book Camino Island and I knew that I would be spending most of the day focused on reading it The good news is that it was worth itRather than focusing on lawyers it takes aim at the world of bookstores publishing and writers It begins with a skillful heist of five John F Fitzgerald manuscripts from a secure vault below Princeton s Firestone Library The manuscripts end up in a secondary black market and a young female writer Mercer Mann is hired to go undercover an investigate a popular independent bookstore owner and prominent dealer in rare books that is thought to have or know who is in possession of the manuscripts Using a background that is second nature to Grisham works well and provides interesting tidbits and name dropping throughout the book As usual Mercer is in over her head and the reader is right there with her The plot develops fast and flows well His prose is easy to read and take in as the pages meld together in a character driven adventure that captures your attention Even though this book is one of his shorter ones ust under 300 pages it is well worth the time Overall Grisham knows how to tell a story that readers enjoy I especially appreciated his respectful name dropping of Stephen King support for independent bookstores a nice small shot at The uestion to ask myself is whether I ever really read a bad Grisham book Although some are better than others the answer is no All of them have been good better or best If you re honest you are probably nodding your head right now Camino Island is one of the better ones Just try it I got like 140 pages in and did a lot of eye rolling skipped ahead to read the ending and then rolled my eyes one last time and moved on I enjoyed this than some other recent John Grisham novels I have read Many parts of it were 3 stars and many parts were 4 stars I will compromise at 35 stars but round up to 4 on the official scale since I have been so harsh on Grisham latelyThe main appeal of this book is that books are central to the theme Hardcore readers which most of you probably are will appreciate the discussion of bookstore businesspolitics book values first edition collecting and book heists All of that was what kept me in this right up to the very endThe story was Nine Ghosts just okay some of the plot points convenient and convoluted It is fiction so of course the author is making it up but I want there to be at least some sense that the events are plausible In this case it seemed like any time Grisham wanted something to fit he would be like Well itust so happens that over here is the exact thing we were discussing It s a bit silly but only mildly distractingOne thing I liked a lot compared to Grisham s recent efforts is that it felt fresh and uniue Normally it feels like he is using the same formula and it is getting stale But in this case the mystery was different than anything I have seen in one of his books before Finally I go back to one of the things that amuses me about Grisham the most I feel like he plans his plot and scenes around food I dare you to try and find a Grisham where he doesn t mention what people are eating every few pages characters are not planning a get together based around food or the main character doesn t stop of somewhere for beer and burgers to contemplate what ust happened It makes me laugh every time Back with another new novel John Grisham seeks to expand his horizons with a story free of much legalese but with the slightest hint of some criminal activity A heist at one of Princeton s libraries puts a number of original F Scott Fitzgerald s manuscripts in the hands of some career criminals uick acting FBI agents are able to scoop up two of the five but the others are still in hiding along with the manuscripts When one is rumoured to have surfaced at a small book shop on Camino Island the FBI s Rare Asset Recovery Unit pegs Bruce Cable as being involved and plan keep an eye on his bookselling operation Meanwhile Mercer Mann is approached by a private security firm to help with the reacuisition of the manuscripts under the guise of writing her next novel Mercer has struggled with her craft and is not sure she wants to play sleuth particularly if it means returning to Camino Island where she spent many summers with her grandmother Taking a risk Mercer agrees to open some old wounds and pretends to be writin. O banda de hoti pune la cale un furt spectaculos dintr o camera de valori aflata la subsolul Bibliotecii Firestone de la Universitatea PrincetonPrada este nepretuita insa universitatea a asigurat o pentru 25 de milioane de dolari Bruce Cable este proprietaru.
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over It feels cut short and too abrupt This could be a nice short book for the plane or the beach But only if you go in knowing there isn t a mystery or any thriller scenes typically found in a Grisham novel What a fun summer readI haven t read a John Grisham book since the 90s but I picked up Camino Island after seeing a positive review I was intrigued because the story is a departure from Grisham s usual *legal thrillers The plot is that priceless manuscripts by F Scott Fitzgerald were stolen from a Princeton library and the by F Scott Fitzgerald were stolen from a Princeton library and the *thrillers The plot is that priceless manuscripts by F Scott Fitzgerald were stolen from a Princeton library and the hunt on to catch the thieves and save the papersThe novel starts off with a thrill as we watch the gang of thieves go about the heist As a librarian and also as someone who wants literary archives to be protected I liked that Grisham completely made up the details of the theft and didn t base it on t Your secrets are safe I can t think of a soul I would want to tellAnd these secrets are within a crime A umbo over the top kick in the door of modern literature and pull down the shades type of heist Dollar signs that even have dollar signsWhen a group of well rehearsed thieves make their way into the tombs of Princeton s lower vaulted depths they come away with a golden grail in the form of original hand written manuscripts of F Scott Fitzgerald Miraculously they stage enough diversions that they escape the university grounds and burrow into their hideouts But the coast is not always clear شرح جامع مثنوى معنوى just because time passes A flubadub occurs and two of the members are caught Each of them utter not a word Clear sailing for the others Maybe yes and maybe noAdvice to oneself ala Grisham Write what you knowSo Grisham parachutes this story into the waiting arms of a bookstore owner in a small town on Camino Island in Florida Bruce Cable interesting name in regard to ol Bruce s widely growing circuit in the book world doesn t always ring his daily sales on his cash register Bruce dabbles on occasion in the darker side of intellectual exchange A first print version in impeccable condition sends his heart racingalmost as much as a shapely woman swinging her hips and opening the bookstore door at the same timeEnter Mercer Mann who grew up on Camino Island and is a fledgling writer with a brief kiss of fame She s now broke unemployed and somewhat bewildered when she s approached by a mysterious woman A deal is struck in which Mercer will go undercover and try to get the goods on the elusive Bruce Cable Mercer doesn t realize that someone else may be trying to get a foothold into Cable s backdoor operations as wellJohn Grisham presents uite a different read this time We are immersed in the world of books and the intricate mechanisms of publishing Dinner conversations abound with the chatter of authors bantering on about their books It almost has the flavor of Hemingway and his feasts in Paris in the 1920 s with hisaunty friends And the drinks flow The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) just as hard and fastI enjoyed this one despite the fact that there is not a courtroom in sight as in Grisham s golden days The heist itself seems to provide background noise There wasn t the usual high tension as in times past In addition you may feel somewhat of a nudge that his character choices and dialogue have a bit of a different flavor for him this go round And different can be goodNow the endinga swift kick in the pants and a wry smile I m a great Grisham fan and I can say without a doubt that this is not one of his best works The truth is the book goes from very fast and very gripping to very slow and very girly far too uickly It s like reading two different books intertwined and I couldn t care less about the second one I seriously doubt John Grisham wrote the whole thing Some of the portions where the girl s POV is adopted areust too intimately girly in style to have been written by him I m not saying girly in a negative sense at all ust a matter of tastes but I have this very strong feeling that he had some help from a female ghostwriter one who writes VERY differently from John GrishamWhen I buy a Grisham book I DO NOT want to end up reading a ghostwritten novel where the innocent girl with no personality ends up in bed with the rough handsome and mysterious boss of the local literary world WTF Loved the beginning and the end that actually sound like Grisham but the middle section was a huge letdown and it has a COMPLETELY off sound My guess and warning is this is ghost writing gone too far Also the main character Mercer is an absolutely unbearable pretentious woman with no likable feature at all Maybe the woman who wrote that part of the book put her own personality into Mercer I don t know what to think. Ta de o femeie eleganta si misterioasa care incearca sa o implice intr o poveste periculoasa dar captivanta O suma considerabila de bani o convinge pe Mercer sa accepte o misiune sub acoperire astfel ca se infiltreaza in cercul de prieteni al lui Bruce Cable. ,all over it
G while surrounding herself with the local writing community Slowly Mercer begins building bridges with Bruce Cable in hopes of learning about the manuscripts However as she grows closer to an answer Mercer may have second thoughts of toppling all she has built in a short period of time With millions of dollars on the line Mercer must decide what is most important to her Grisham shows that he has talent to pen novels that keep lawyers and the law outside of the narrative Sure to appeal to a different group of readers the story offers some interesting insight into the craft of writing the next great novel I have long been a fan of John Grisham and his novels having cut my teeth on his legal thrillers throughout the years This story differs greatly from those and serves a completely different purpose While the legal thrillers are usually uite sharp edged this book shows a much smoother edge to Grisham s writing The characters offer an interesting mix giving the reader a great sampling of both mannerisms and characteristics that complement one another at times and clash at moments to offer some dramatic flavour to the story One might say that the characters are a lot softer than Grisham usually presents but the genre might play into that alongside the intended audience The plot and setting are also a much softer transitioning from the rough and tumble heist at the beginning to the oceanfront setting of Florida where the breeze and sand denote a peaceful place for the book to develop One also has a feel of romance and emotional discovery in this book where the reader is subjected to Mercer s inner turmoil and portions of her self discovery as she grows closer to the man she is supposed to betray Its structure also left me a little baffled choosing chapters in what are surely part divisions and then chopping up the chapters into enumerated pieces clearly of the usual chapter variety I will admit that the book was well crafted and kept the story moving forward but I feel it tapped too much into sentimentality and the development of the author s process than gritty legal battles and a dark exploration of the criminal element which better suits Grisham as an author and my enjoyment of his stories This book will surely create a stir both good and bad for the vast number of Grisham fans I am happy to have offered my five Canadian cents and will watch as things transpire Kudos Mr Grisham for another interesting novel While it was not my favourite your versatility shines through by penning this piece I am eager to see how it is received Likehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Seldom has such a good premise and beginning of a novel fallen as far and as fast as this The story languishes with not one but two inept agencies looking for perpetrators despite apprehending some immediately The weak and incomplete ending finishes this bottomless piece 0 of 10 stars I know it s been a few several years since I read Grisham but my gosh he has changed Often accused of cranking out legal thrillers and following a specific formula maybe he wanted to depart to a simpler softer feminine style If that was his intention he succeededI found the subject matter very entertaining otherwise I probably would not have finished it The mystery not much of a mystery at all revolves around some stolen manuscripts that are worth millions in the literary world The reader gets to *Learn A Bit About The *a bit about the market as we follow the actual theft of F Scott Fitzgerald s original Gatsby manuscript from Princeton University We follow the stolen papers and see how they eventually end up on Camino Island Florida in the hands of Bruce Cable a local bookstore ownerThe story is light and entertaining IF you are interested in writing or literary history Grisham provides tons of anecdotes about Hemingway Fitzgerald and others He also has definite opinions on what makes a good book He has a list of bulletpoints for anyone attempting to write fiction and it is really funny and spot onThe setting is beautiful and tropical and the writing is ust as easy breezy as you please No hard hitting legalese to be found A few interesting tidbits about FBI technological advances but that s about it in the way of any procedural information So no cops or lawyers to speak of Arabian Challenge just one English teacherwriter who goes undercover to try and bring down Bruce Cable I wasn t a big fan of our girl Mercer Mann She thought she was so good at this spyingob she fell into and she comes across as incredibly naive with a big ego at the same time Weird Hard to relate to or root forI found Bruce very interesting and wish there was of his storyI also could have done without all the romance stuff ick Romance in a Grisham novel Wha. L unui magazin de carte insa castiga bani buni ca negustor de carti rare si editii princeps cochetand uneori cu piata neagra a cartilor si a manuscriselor furate Mercer Mann este o tanara romanciera care sufera din pricina lipsei de inspiratie Ea este aborda.