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J: John Grisham *90's Pop Culture Favorites* #AtoZchallenge

I'll be honest, besides The Firm (1991) and The Pelican Brief (1992), I'm not sure if I've read any other Grisham books, but those two were awesome enough that he made my 90's favorites list. The Pelican Brief even got me to plan a side trip to New Orleans, and The Firm gave me an excellent nickname for one of the creepy investment firms I worked for.

John Grisham's characters feel so real that even though their circumstances are way crazier than anything I've ever come close to, the experience is quite tangible. I suppose that's why this brand of thriller appeals to me so much. I love it when an author can break a mold and get hundreds and thousands of people talking about it.

Did you read Grisham? What's your favorite?

And now, please excuse this brief sideline from
retroville for another J word:

This Tweet went out yesterday:

Ahhh!  Not only is my latest manuscript going to make its way out into the world, it's going to be with a publisher about which I'm feeling all sorts of wonderful things. :)


  1. Bet that made you feel good to see that tweet!
    Haven't read his books, but I have seen all the movies.

  2. Congratulations!! Wow, so exciting. Yay!
    I don't think I read/saw any Grisham books/movies past the 90s but they were sure good back then. I think A Time to Kill was my favorite of the movies. The Firm was my favorite book.

  3. I have read a few of John Grisham's books. I have loved them. I am yet to see the movie version of his books.

  4. Hey, NICKI!!!!

    WOW! THAT is AWESOME! SOOO happy for you!

    Man, I just can't keep up with you.

    I got back on Wednesday. So here in Chicago for a few weeks.

    I have a NEW rewrite of the former BG. If you haven't started reading the one I sent you, I'll send you the newest version. Editing never stops, does it?

  5. John Grisham is a perfect choice for J! I've never read The Pelican Brief, but I LOVE the movie!

    Congratulations on that awesome tweet! :D

  6. Oh good one! I did love his thrillers. This is actually making me want to reread them, and see the movies again!

  7. The only Grisham I've read was The Associate which a lot of the reviews I read trashed it. I didn't think it was that good, but I'm sure his other books are better.

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    An A to Z Co-host blog

  8. Just stopping by to say Hi from the A-Z list and good luck with the rest of the challenge.

    Really like your theme :) x

  9. I read a lot of John Grisham in the 90's. I read the Firm, but my favorite was A Time to Kill. And I really loved that movie with Matthew McConaughey!


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