Sunday, July 11, 2010
52 weeks book challenge
This weeks book was The Appeal by John Grisham. It begins with a jury trial where the plaintiff is sueing a chemical company for dumping toxic waste in the small town where she lives which poisons the water and as a result a large number of people in the town contract cancer, including her husband and son, who both died. The plaintiff is awarded a huge sum of money by the jury and of course the chemical company is going to appeal. The CEO of the chemical company is approached by a politicion and told they could win the appeal if they got a judge elected to the Mississippi State Supreme Court. A polital race ensues and an expected but unexpected ending concludes this well written book. It really gets you thinking about what could go on in the political arena when desperate, dishonest people have the money to accomplish their adgendas.