• Title: The Rainmaker
  • Author: John Grisham
  • ISBN: 9780440221654
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Rainmaker John Grisham s five novels A Time To Kill The Firm The Pelican Brief The Client and The Chamber have been number one best sellers and have a combined total of million copies in print Now in T
    John Grisham s five novels A Time To Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, and The Chamber have been number one best sellers, and have a combined total of 47 million copies in print Now, in The Rainmaker, Grisham returns to the courtroom for the first time since A Time To Kill, and weaves a riveting tale of legal intrigue and corporate greed Combining suspenJohn Grisham s five novels A Time To Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, and The Chamber have been number one best sellers, and have a combined total of 47 million copies in print Now, in The Rainmaker, Grisham returns to the courtroom for the first time since A Time To Kill, and weaves a riveting tale of legal intrigue and corporate greed Combining suspense, narrative momentum, and humor as only John Grisham can, this is another spellbinding read from the most popular author of our time.Grisham s sixth spellbinding novel of legal intrigue and corporate greed displays all of the intricate plotting, fast paced action, humor, and suspense that have made him the most popular author of our time In his first courtroom thriller since A Time To Kill, John Grisham tells the story of a young man barely out of law school who finds himself taking on one of the most powerful, corrupt, and ruthless companies in America and exposing a complex, multibillion dollar insurance scam In his final semester of law school Rudy Baylor is required to provide free legal advice to a group of senior citizens, and it is there that he meets his first clients, Dot and Buddy Black Their son, Donny Ray, is dying of leukemia, and their insurance company has flatly refused to pay for his medical treatments While Rudy is at first skeptical, he soon realizes that the Blacks really have been shockingly mistreated by the huge company, and that he just may have stumbled upon one of the largest insurance frauds anyone s ever seen and one of the most lucrative and important cases in the history of civil litigation The problem is, Rudy s flat broke, has no job, hasn t even passed the bar, and is about to go head to head with one of the best defense attorneys and powerful industries in America.

    One Reply to “The Rainmaker”

    1. “I'm alone and outgunned, scared and inexperienced, but I'm right.”Smooth, savvy, satisfying…I think this is my new favorite John Grisham novel. While not heavy on scholarly nuance, it has some depth and is crisp, right-hearted, expertly paced and reads like ice-cold lemonade on the porch in summertime.* *Please feel free to mentally substitute the simile ‘hot toddy curled up in front of a fire in winter’ if you prefer. While this page-turner is a very easy read, I wouldn’t call this [...]

    2. Why did I like this book so much? Because it showed the "other" side of lawyering - the side that isn't romanticized in Grisham's other novels. For once, there were no mobsters, no politicians with hidden agendas, no paranoid millionaires with money to burn, no fresh-out-of-college rookies who land in hot water because they accidentally stumbled upon a secret that their storied firms had been keeping for years.Rudy struggles from the outset. He's handed one opportunity after another, only to see [...]

    3. A very sloppy beginning and an even worse sloppy ending. The beginning I found meandering. There were just too many plot lines that contained no suspense or anything that grabbed me. I couldn't even feel anything for the main character until close to the middle of the book. The middle of the book, however, was fantastic. It was engaging and fast paced. I found myself not wanting to put the book down. The centerpiece of the book, the main trial, was handled absolutely fantastically. There were so [...]

    4. My favorite Grisham novel. This is the best one in my opinion. The only one of his books I kept. Rest, I gave them away. Because I have outgrown him . OK, I lied. I kept his Brethren novel too. But you get my point.This was him getting as close to being a poet as he could.*Saying it in South Park the movie fashion* Matt Damon got nothing on this book.

    5. One of my favourite Grisham books. Great drama in the courtroom as Rudy Baylor, novice lawyer sues established, wealthy insurance company Great Benefit. Their crime? Repeatedly denying the claim of a terminally ill young man apparently just because they couldor so they thought.This book really brings out some important lessons; that in the end, big dreams of wealth, success and power usually end up as just that--dreams! Those that do make it often find that the end result is not what they were s [...]

    6. Leave it to John Grisham to turn a story that pivots on the technical language of an insurance policy into a riveting court room drama! One of his best.I would've liked A more fleshed resolution to Miss Bertie's problems however.I haven't read a Grisham book since The Runaway Jury in 1997. This book made me want to go back and read his other works to see what I might have missed.

    7. This is one of my 2 favorite Grisham novels—don’t bother with the movie, it’s a campy mess of bad acting and awful direction IMHO (actually, the movie is so bad that it is occasionally amusing).I love courtroom drama. RAINMAKER pits the law student who hasn’t even passed the bar yet and his “paralawyer” against the Big Bad Insurance Company that routinely denies EVERY claim made it against—initially. Grisham is at the top of his game here; most of his novels are great first-reads ( [...]

    8. John Grisham gives me hope that someday my writing will become noticed and that I will be able to make a living as a novelist. I say this because The Rainmaker made it to number one on the New York Times best seller list despite the fact that it is only an average book. The writing was good enough to keep me turning the pages, but the story lacked and the characters were painfully stereotypical, except oddly enough for the main character. For a good guy, Rudy Baylor was unlikable, not in an anti [...]

    9. EXCELLENT STORY, EXCELLENTCHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. I believe I read this book a long time ago but did not add it to my list so I revisited the rainmaker. I enjoyed Rudy Baler the young attorney who has met Mrs. Black a woman who son has leukemia and has been denied a bone marrow transplant by her insurance company because he had a,preexisting condition. ( he had the flu 5 years prior to his mother contracting for the insurance)if you haven't read the Rainmaker and enjoy a good story don't hesitate [...]

    10. Good book, less than satisfying endingif I say more it will be a spoiler. I thought it better than some Grisham books. The struggles of a young lawyer as he faces the more sordid side of life here.********************** Spoiler Below **************************This is one of those books that left me sort of worn out with the struggles of life. It's not an escapist book as if you're having your own struggles going through the ones here will not exactly give relief. The people here including our pr [...]

    11. “Like a snake creeping through the undergrowth, I sneak into the law school well past noon and hours after both of my scheduled classes have broken up.” I like this quote for a couple of reasons; one is because it’s so well described and descriptive. John Grisham left me wondering what was about to happen every time I was about to turn the page. I couldn’t really predict the book there were constant twists and turns throughout the book, as was curiosity and excitement. I didn’t have a [...]

    12. I was obsessed with John Grisham novels when I was a preteen. I got sucked into these novels and dreamed of becoming a hotshot trial lawyer myself. I eventually found my way into social work, but I am still a sucker for a good legal thriller. This book is technically a re-read for me and it was everything I expected: a well-paced and satisfying read, albeit heavy on coincidences and lucky breaks for our hero. And who would have guessed that Grisham's critique of giant health insurance corporatio [...]

    13. Another book I gotta put up there with one of Grisham's best! The Rainmaker tells us about the lies and corruption behind an Insurance Company, and it goes to show me that some companies are really like that, insensitive and cruel, makes me not want to trust any of them. But anyways, awhile back I saw the movie with Matt Damon, because I'm a big fan of him, I only saw it once and I don't remember it that well, and I was a little young to understand the legal stuff.But now I've read the book and [...]

    14. im just a highskooler, so i couldnt really understand what the book was saying, but i got a general idea. this book is about a young man named rudy that is a struggling lawyer, but his life turns 360 degrees after he wins this case or something. its about a quiet adventure to the road of success. whoever reads this should feel touched at his will and drive. the fact that he neva gave up at the hardest times, and his determination to make it. i could go on and on, but i guess i got the general id [...]

    15. I would like to rate it a little more than 3 stars but not 4 because of the terribly slow beginning, I was about to leave the book in middle just the moment things became interesting and until almost the end I kept turning pages wanting to finish it. This is my second Grisham novel (first being The Broker) so I was expecting that the other plot lines described in the beginning will eventually be useful or plot twisters somewhere but none of that happened so was disappointed a bit. But the trial [...]

    16. This was way better than the movie. Most of the changes that were made for the movie were better in the original. That's what happens when you have to edit for time. I loved watching Leo Drummond go down in flames in the book way more than in the movie. For such a long book (14 discs), the action kept moving along and truly kept my interest. Thanks for the recommendation, Andrew!

    17. I love the easy way John Grisham writes but this book drifted for me. There were times when I couldn't put the book down and I thought it was going to be one of the classic John Grisham novels but there were other times when the plots lost their way. So close to giving this book a 4 star rating but the finish appeared rushed and spoilt the book.

    18. What almost 40 year old hasn't read a John Grisham novel? Me! I really liked this book. I enjoyed the legal content and thought it was very well written, evident that Mr Grisham had a lifetime of experience doing this before writing about it. I'm very glad I read it, and now am looking forward to some more of his. This might be 4.5 for me I'd say, but loved it!

    19. Insurance companies, just as evil today as when this was written. Fast paced, likeable characters, characters you love to hate. Really enjoyed this one.

    20. This book shouldn't be as enjoyable as it is. It is pure revenge/rescue fantasy with barely any actual story. Bad things happen for a reason: to make Rudy Baylor’s life better. Early on, so this isn’t much of a spoiler, you get the sense that Rudy Baylor is very privileged, despite his upbringing: no matter what happens, he will always come out on top. There isn’t even the traditional second-act setback. There are hints of potential setbacks, potential tricks the defense could be playing o [...]

    21. The book tells of a down-on-his-luck law student who stumbles on an interesting non-payment of insurance case while doing pro-bono work for a retirement home. The case involves a lower-middle class couple who bought health insurance for a low premium when suddenly their child gets acute leukemia. The insurance company subsequently refuses to pay because they claim the child had a pre-existing condition that was totally unrelated to leukemia.I enjoyed this book tremendously not only because the g [...]

    22. Yeah, I can't do this. I wanted a quick, fun read, but I'm more than 100 pages in, and still reading the main character Rudy's incessant complaining about everything as law school draws to an end and he desperately searches for a job. And the sexism, oh god, the sexism (and racism! and homophobia!). Granted, these were law firms in the 1990s, which were very male, very white, and very heterosexual, at least outwardly (and to be fair, law firms still have a long way to go in achieving greater div [...]

    23. کتاب را نخستین بار «هادی عادل‌پور» به فارسی ترجمه کرده که «نشر کوشش» آن را در ۶۷۸ صفحه منتشر کرد. چاپ دیگری از همین کتاب، با نام «معجزه سرنوشت» به صورت خلاصه شده و در قالب کتاب جیبی ۱۵۷ صفحه، منتشر شده است. «جان گریشام» رمان «باران ساز» را در سال ۱۹۹۵ میلادی نشر داد، داستان یک و [...]

    24. This isn't the most exciting, nor the most intriguing John Grisham novel, but it certainly stands out. Maybe it's the picture that he skillfully painted, it captured something so real that you are thoroughly taken. Maybe it's the characters, maybe because for once it wasn't all dazzling and shining. Maybe, it's the haunting love story between Rudy and Kelly. Maybe, it's the idea of escape as a solitude. Maybe, just maybe. But this I'm sure of, you'll love it like you love sunshine. The tone's di [...]

    25. أخيرا أنهيت موعدي مع جون جريشام إنها المرة الأولى التي أقرأ له فيها وإن كنت شاهدت له فيلمين هما The Firm&The Pelican Briefوالأخير من أفلامي المفضلة لأنه من بطولة نجمتي المفضلة أعجبتني الرواية كثيرا في البداية كنت أفكر أنها مملة وكنت اتابع القراءة فقط إكراما لأحمد خالد تفيق ثم جاءت لح [...]

    26. In a word, boring. This book drags on endlessly, with nothing interesting in store. It is very predictable, and there was no suspense element to it at all. It also has too many subplots to handle well in a single novel.The protagonist is a very lucky guy who manages to get away with accusations, gets high flying clients even when he is a nobody, gets a judge to be very biased towards him, and a woman who he is attracted to happens to have a husband she does not love. How all this sums up to him [...]

    27. I enjoyed the movie so much I had to read the book. I figured usually the book is better, and in this case I was proven right. The narration is great, and if you saw the movie the plot remains the same. John Grisham writes not only as a good author, but knows the law. I read this book when I was going to school and it was sort of an inspiration for me to succeed the way the main character had to pass the bar and go up against corporate greed. I have this in my collection for reading again and ag [...]

    28. This is probably my favorite John Grisham books, though I do love most of his lawyer novels. The main character Rudy Baylor is a brilliant creation, intelligent yet so naïeve. I enjoyed the side characters (especially Miss Birdie and Bruiser) and stories tremendously; they add a level of depth missing in many courtroom-based fiction novels. Highly recommend this one, especially to those who haven't yet read much John Grisham. And yes, the book is much better than the movie (even though it was a [...]

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