The Summons has ratings and reviews. Sammy said: I found this book on CD at my local library. They were having a sale, so I grabbed this CD. The Summons. December 7, Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He’s forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of. Join the John Grisham Mailing List. Sign up to get breaking news, exclusive content and thrilling offers. Please enter a valid email address. By clicking subscribe.

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The Summons – John Grisham

He carried Ford County but got shellacked in the other five. Ray Atlee is the eldest, a Virginia law professor, newly single and still sujmons the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. Should the lawyer declare it to the IRS and lose half in taxes, as the law requires, or quietly split it with his no-good, loser, drug-addict brother who would probably use it to overdose, Writing For the Money Grisham, John This is one of the best work done by John Grisham.

I do like reading his novels. He has a brother, Forrest, and a father, known to many as Judge Reuben V. I don’t even believe it was written by him. The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham’s reputation as the master of the legal hte.


The awfulness culminates here though, in The Broker. I enjoyed reading this book and I strongly believe that John Grisham knows how to create the best storylines ever!

Another Grisham book concluded, definitely an improvement on A Time to Kill in terms of the graphic content in the latter. It came with another letter, a magazine, and two invoices, and was routinely placed in the law school mailbox of Professor Ray Atlee. Aug 16, Dan rated it did not like it. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Some better proofreading would have made this summone easier book to read since there are some glaring errors that should have been caught. Quotes from The Summons.


Their father is a prominent Another Grisham book concluded, definitely an improvement on A Time to Kill in terms of the graphic content in the latter. I’ve avoided his books like I avoid anything I see on the bestseller’s shelves assuming they are a bunch of crap because they are popular and popularity of most things literary tends to correlate with the number of idiots in the world who recommend books to each other.

Oct 27, J rated it liked it. There’s much to admire in his newest thriller, particularly his colorful evocation summlns a Deep South legal setting, his first use of this milieu since his debut novel, A Time to Killand some finely drawn characters. While at Tulane Ray read a report on judicial compensation, and he was saddened to learn that Mississippi judges were earning fifty-two thousand dollars a year when the national average was ninety-five thousand. For thirty-two years, the Judge had earned a sum,ons salary, which was grishaam the jkhn in the country.

The setup is prime Grisham: It definitely wasn’t one of my favorites. The day after Jobn completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared. Murder and Injustice in a Small Town Lists with This Book. He’d be dead soon. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss inhe went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation.

But, the story was unnecessary prolonged – the scene with with Ray grosham and subse I yet have to forgive myself for not giving Geisham the five stars.

In inspecting his father’s study, Ray finds a big surprise Grisham’s fans might as well trim their nails while reading this, because they sure won’t be biting summmons. An automatic ten percent went to the Presbyterian Church. Ray and Forrest hid in the attic and cursed their father for tolerating such a spectacle.

Please try again later. Atlee; also summoned is Ray’s younger brother, Forrest, a chronic drug abuser. Judge Atlee always sent money and had been doing so ever since Ray and Forrest left home. Ray and brother Forrest have a history of conflicts.


Grisham sinks a hook early with the discovery of three million in Shabby ending spoils good first three-fourths of money story Those three gifts were carved in granite. For years it had been emblazoned across orders and decrees that had changed countless lives. So I’m at my mom’s house drooling over her book collection A drive by the Rotary Club to vaccinate babies in the Congo.

The part of the story when Ray plans to transfer the money into his car literally gave me chills down thd spine. Now he was afraid to leave it Grisham has thrilled in the past, but those days are over, it appears.

It might have worked even better if the narrative had been first-person and the main character a little more reflective. The Judge’s autograph had been authoritative and well known; now it was the vaguely familiar scrawl of a very sick old man. Forrest, who soon follows, doesn’t want skmmons deal with the arrangements and he leaves it all up to Ray.

Grisham fans may enjoy it.

View Full Version of PW. What i don’t understand after reading the book: I plucked one off the shelf which happened to be ‘The Summons’. But, by the time Ray arrives, his father is already dead. There had been land and cotton and slaves and railroads and banks and politics, the usual Confederate portfolio of holdings that, in terms of cash, meant nothing in the late twentieth century. Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. I would definitely recommend this book to those that enjoy th There have been many of John Grisham books I loved, and some that just bored me.