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Topic - John Grisham
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The new John Grisham novel gets three F's -- one for fascinating, another one for facile and a third for fun. In "The Racketeer," Mr. Grisham treats his legions of faithful readers to yet another sure-fire, hard-to-put-down, story-driven thriller. That he does not also provide the reader with the literary equivalent of an earth-moving experience is by this point in Mr. Grisham's productive, prolific career basically beside the point.
“The Firm,” “Taps” and “Jerry Maguire” are just a few of Mr. Cruise’s best films.
One of the great taboos in baseball - at any level, from the sandlot to the major leagues - is the beanball. The game accepts the occasional brush-back pitch to keep a batter from jamming the plate, or to chastise him for showboating. A plink on the ribs or rear end is acceptable. But the accepted rule is firm: Do not throw at the head.
As far as Christmas miracles go, it ranks somewhere between virgin birth and the Sisyphean persistence of fruitcake.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett was recently the victim of mistaken identity, and it was an experience he'd like to forget.
As the publishing industry wrapped up four days of digital talk at its annual national convention, Amazon.com's Kindle was seen as the clear, if not dominant, player in the growing e-market; Barnes & Noble's Nook was considered a pleasant surprise and Apple's iPad an underachiever.
The greatest weakness in his work is that the reader is often hard put to follow all the plots and subplots he weaves together; yet he writes a good, enjoyable book, modeling many of his events on recent headlines or National Enquirer articles.
For instance, he writes of a pitcher known as a "junk dealer" because his fastball seldom topped 80 mph.