Novels are stories, it being the responsibility of the tellers to make them interesting. Some succeed, many fail. The best are fascinating, the worst boring. As important as the story is the way it's told. If told well, seriously or humorously, you want to hear it to the end. If not you yawn, your mind wandering.
The Racketeer by John Grisham, 340 pp, 2012 Hodder Stroughton hardback. Available at Asia Books and leading bookshops, 750 baht.
John Grisham is publicly and critically regarded as the top contemporary novelist. The US lawyer-turned-author has penned two dozen best-sellers over the years, several adapted to the screen. Happily he's still going strong, his new books flying off the racks.
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