The King of Torts / John Grisham

The King of Torts by John GrishamA below average legal thriller. It starts out very slow, meanders a bit and doesn’t get any more interesting towards the end. I felt little empathy for the characters, primarily because they were underdeveloped and the protagonist, Clay Carter, did not come across as likable. Clay just seemed to be an aimless drifter who happened to be in the right place at the right time. Other characters in the book were equally, if not more, insipid. The story itself is not well told unless you’re interested in reading repeated descriptions of the toys of the ultra-rich – even this is mostly yawn inducing.

Verdict: Give it a miss.