Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Grisham's Latest

I love John Grisham's books. Maybe I should say I used to. I just finished his latest one -- The Associate. I cannot stand to read a book and become connected with a character, and then have too many loose ends left. Grisham leaves the reader to wonder what in the world happened to Kyle -- the lead character. Too many possibilities are available -- and many not good ones.

This falls after his last book, The Appeal. An excellent story. But it ended so disappointingly for me that I teasingly threw the book across the room and told Beverly, "I hate that book!"

Maybe I just want too much predictability to stories. I want them to end happy and completed. I wonder if there is a correlation between that and actual life. Because I like when life goes that way, too. I like when things go according to script: predictable and optimistic.

Oh, well. There's always a ton more Louis L'amour books to read.


Josh Ross said...

I thought you were a Nick Sparks kind of guy.

Jeff said...

I remember watching a movie in college and the main character gets killed before the movie ends and I was left wondering what in the world was going on. Since then, I have come to accept stories that don't end the way I thought they would or should because that is what happens so often.

I'm still a Grisham fan.