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ISBN: 0446114316
ISBN13: 978-0446114318
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Language: English
Publisher: Warner Books
ePUB size: 1624 kb
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Rating: 4.6
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I read "Presumed Innocent" when the movie came out in the late eighties or early nineties. I just read it again and aside from the references to mainframe computers and VHS recorders it has a lasting resonance. Turow is amazingly adept at pondering the complexities of human behavior while writing an "edge of your seat" suspense novel with believable and intricate twists.
My other favorites of his are "Personal Injuries", "Reversible Errors" and "Innocent" (the sequel to "Presumed Innocent").
An artfully contrived legal thriller with far more detail than the popular movie, including several instances of gratuitous criminal violence. No doubt the author was making a point about white collar prisons vs. general population incarceration. The sexual content was nicely described from a male point of view & the characterological elements beautifully delineated. Of course, the plot twists are delightful. A real page turner from start to finish. I found I needed to skip over the two violent sequences as they were, I think, too graphic & horrifying. Otherwise, an ingenious novel.
Nothing personal
I did not know what to make of this book when I first opened it.
For one thing it is written in the first person, which, unless you are a Mike Hammer follower, I find a bit jarring. I like reading in the third person mostly, but agree that second person can be fine for the most part too. The location of where a story takes place is something I look forward to. But that was not disclosed. There is brief reference to a city near Detroit close to the end, but even that reference was not relevant as to the bulk of the story line.
Based on the foregoing, I was prepared to give the read 3 stars. However, by the time I finished the book I thought 4 stars was more accurate.
The story reads for the most part as a stream of consciousness. Reading the inner workings of the protagonist mind was frankly tedious causing me to skim read paragraphs in order to get back to the meat of the story line.
My genre is most generally legal procedural, police procedural and courtroom drama. This book had all three, which I liked.
The plot was well developed and despite my best effort at trying figure out the “who dunnit” I could not. Kudos to the author for hiding that until the end. I admit what once I do figure out the “punch line” I tend to gloss over a read in its other detail.
Character development was well done, The bad guys were bad and all but one were without redemption. Aside from the chief protagonist, there really wasn’t much room, character wise, for any others.
I don’t retell story lines in my reviews. I think the writer does a better job of that than I ever could.
I was not familiar with this writer in the sense that I not had read anything by him prior to this. I was familiar with his name and that’s all.
I would say in retrospect that the read in first person together with the ramblings of our protagonist’ inner thoughts was almost enough to make for a very boring effort for the first 30% of the book. After that, however, the story got more interesting and I was more into it, which interest lasted to the end.
I may look for another read by this writer in order to compare his style of writing with other books he’s written.
I have read all of Grisham's novels, so I was looking for a new, but similar author. A friend recommended Turow so I started with this book. In general, it was very well done and kept me interested/guessing until the end. In my opinion, it dragged on with too many details at times, and I think it would have been better if it were about 20% shorter. But overall, I was pleased and am looking forward to reading more of Turow's novels.
The book is absolutely excellent entertainment. With all the twists and turns of a mystery thriller, told in the first person by Rusty Sabich - the prosecutor turned defendant in this murder mystery. Using ethical rules that any attorney will have studied for the MPRE, and rules of evidence and criminal procedure that will make a seasoned attorney smile, the book has elements of Grisham and Hitchcock all rolled into one. A entertaining and well written book - especially for those that enjoy the legal themes in fine fiction.
Turow's novel is a gripping take of a man who finds himself on trial for the very brutal murder of his former mistress.
The story is narrated by the suspect, a man who knows the system well and is faced with the daunting prospect of being both the sccused and the investigator working side by side with his lawyer to discredit the prosecution's case against him.
Turow lives the reader hanging by a thread until the very last page while also providing a very nuanced and chilling psychological pořtrait of a man's struggle with his past, his inner demons and the overwhelming force of lust.
The main character is so involved in his illicit sexual affair prior to the death of his co-worker that he can not see clearly. He is so wrapped up in his own feelings that he neglects the people who need him the most- namely his son. I could not care for any of the characters.
My first book by this well known author....took a while to get into it. It's a little bogged down wth characters, probably not his best work. I will finish it so I can find out who did it