Friday, March 30, 2012

Book Lover's Diary: 'Defending Jacob'

Pub 2012 by Delacorte, written by William Landay.


Was only just a bit above lukewarm for reading this as i read it this week ... but after the final page i went, "Whoa..."

Glad I read it.

Think of the movie "Ordinary People" and couple that in with legal stuff and a murder trial, a clever change in tense here and there, and ongoing grand jury testimony (written in the book in typewritter script) sprinkled throughout the book...

It happened for me. I'd give it a very solid 7 on the 10 scale. Nothing fancy schmancy but cleanly written and a story most surprising. And there you go!