Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Sunday Trumpet---The Innocent Man

I've been waiting for Ma Titwonky's review with bated breath, and as always, she does not disappoint!

Instead of taking on an obvious target (like Nora Roberts of the heaving bosom genre) she sets her sights on one of the public's most popular authors----John Grisham.

To be honest, I really did enjoy the plots of The Firm and The Pelican Brief. After that I more or less let Grisham's novels pass me by for authors who are more skilled. Why spend 8 bucks if an author's mediocre writing style annoys? Not moi!

Stop on by and read what she thinks of Grisham's latest book---not a novel this time, but a true crime story!

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Brenda said...

I've read several of Grisham's books and while he's ok, not at the top of my list. My favorite of his was "The Painted House" because I can remember the settings for the novel, the cotton fields, the flooding St. Francis river,,,

Anonymous said...

I was going to read Grisham's new book - now, I'm not so sure. I'm also wondering if I have a mind of my own. Am I so easily influenced by one bad (but well-written) review?

Anonymous said...

Who And Where Is Dennis Fritz, You say after reading John Grisham's Book "The Innocent man", Grisham's First non-fiction book. The Other Innocent Man hardly mentioned in "The Innocent Man" has his own compelling and fascinating story to tell in "Journey Toward Justice". John Grisham endorsed Dennis Fritz's Book on the Front Cover.
Dennis Fritz wrote his Book Published by Seven Locks Press, to bring awareness about False Convictions, and The Death Penalty. "Journey Toward Justice" is a testimony to the Triumph of the Human Spirit and is a Stunning and Shocking Memoir. Dennis Fritz was wrongfully convicted of murder after a swift trail. The only thing that saved him from the Death Penalty was a lone vote from a juror. "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham is all about Ronnie Williamson, Dennis Fritz's was his co-defendant. Ronnie Williamson was sentenced to the Death Penalty. Both were exonerated after spending 12 years in prison. They were set free because of a simple DNA test. The real killer was one of the Prosecution's Key Witness. John Grisham's "The Innocent Man" tells half the story. Dennis Fritz's Story needs to be heard. Read about how he wrote hundreds of letters and appellate briefs in his own defense and immersed himself in an intense study of law. He was a school teacher and a ordinary man from Ada Oklahoma, whose wife was brutally murdered in 1975.
On May 8, 1987 while raising his young daughter alone, he was put under arrest and on his way to jail on charges of rape and murder. Since then, it has been a long hard road filled with twist and turns. Dennis Fritz is now on his "Journey Toward Justice".
He never blamed the Lord and soley relied on his faith in God to make it through. He waited for God's time and never gave up.