Review of The Rooster Bar

Ther Rooster Bar

            In John Grisham’s The Rooster Bar, three three-year law students find themselves on the hook for thousands in student loans, and the school they attend is hardly worth the expense. Looking for a way out, they turn to an unconventional life of crime. The only question is, how long can they get away with it?

The Rooster Bar had all the markings of a winner: quirky characters, an intriguing plotline, and a fascinating look at the law. All should have made for a thrilling read. However, the characters are cynical and unsympathetic. The storyline is plagued with technical information that slows the action down. Last, but not least, the novel preaches a political viewpoint that is predictable and lazy.

It pains me to say that The Rooster Bar nearly drove me to drink.

About Katherine Wacker

Katherine Wacker is currently a reviewer for Bethany House Publishers, and Howard Books. She is a Craftsman graduate of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writer’s Guild. She holds a B.A in History from San Diego State-Imperial Valley Campus. In her spare time she likes to read books, watch sports, and do jigsaw puzzles. She lives at home with her parents and three dogs, Charlie, Roscoe and Daisy.
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