Alameda County
Bar Association

ACBA Book Club Review: The Firm 
ACBA Book Club

The Firm, by John Grisham

Could there be a better literary guilty pleasure than a novel by John Grisham?  Okay, fine literature it is not, but this gripping book about a law firm gone bad is certainly a page turner, and well enough written that you don’t get snagged on the writing.  Even those of us who had seen the movie (which is VERY different, including the end) found this an entertaining book to return to.  Because Grisham is a lawyer, many of the little details feel authentic.  He’s also a master of suspense – even if you know the ending, you are still on the edge of your seat.  Some of us found some of the book implausible, but overall a fun read.  Recommended.

Every month, a group of ACBA members gathers to discuss this month’s reading selection.  We alternate between fiction and non-fiction, and try to choose books that have at least something to do with the law.  We really do talk about the books – also, of course, we drink wine, eat cookies, and get to know each other.  Do you like to read?  Come join us! RSVP to