June 23, 2016
Looking Back - The Runaway Jury
Looking Back... In an effort to transfer my book journal entries over to this blog, I'm going to attempt to post (in chronological order) an entry every Friday. I may or may not add extra commentary to what I jotted down in these journals.
The Runaway Jury by John Grisham
Finished on July 5, 1996
Rating: 3/5 (Good)
Every jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him. In Biloxi, Mississippi, a landmark tobacco trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake begins routinely, then swerves mysteriously off course. The jury is behaving strangely, and at least one juror is convinced he's being watched. Soon they have to be sequestered. Then a tip from an anonymous young woman suggests she is able to predict the jurors' increasingly odd behavior. Is the jury somehow being manipulated, or even controlled? If so, by whom? And, more important, why?
My Original Notes (1996):
Good, but not great. Somewhat anticlimactic. A typical quick read. Light entertainment.
My Current Thoughts:
I've served twice as a juror and I find the entire process very interesting. I also enjoy watching medical documentaries. Maybe I was a lawyer and a surgeon in two separate lives, long ago. ;)
As far as this novel goes, I really have no recollection of the plot. Typical beach read.