The Associate

The Associate

eBook - 2010
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Three months after leaving Yale, Kyle McAvoy becomes an associate at the largest law firm in the world, where, in addition to practicing law, he is expected to lie, steal, and take part in a scheme that could send him to prison, if not get him killed.
Publisher: New York : Random House Publishing Group, [2010]
ISBN: 9780307576156
0307576159
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jogr77
Aug 11, 2017

Enjoyed this Grisham edition. It is a mystery. It seemed he ran out of steam near the end.

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JihadiConservative
Jun 08, 2015

Interesting. Thats what I got to say. Ive never read a thriller with this type of story. I didn't know whether or not to like it. However, the story kept me on my toes and kept me flipping the pages pretty fast. The writing kind of sucked. But if you get past that fact then your sure to have a good time reading this. The story is much different than most legal thrillers I have read. It starts out about a man who is accused of rape at a college party. From there on there are many clever twists and turns. Characters were interesting but in all, a little bit bland. Just a little. Plot was different and overall this was just a popcorn read. So lean back and have fun. Don't expect real literature. If you want Grisham's best than pick up The Pelican Brief, A Time To Kill, or the Firm. Happy reading!

Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 13, 2014

Grisham is still capable of quality writing (see, e.g., "The Innocent Man"), but that isn't on display here. This was cranked out with minimal effort and little attention to characterization, plot, or dialogue. Did he actually read this while he was writing it?

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jamesgitter
Jun 26, 2014

real page turner

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jlin60
Sep 22, 2013

One and two dimensional stereotyping allowing for Hollywood to intervene at any time. Still, I like the plot aspects. It's interesting to me to imagine what American serial writers of great fame would do if they had been taken seriously intellectually as growing people; or what if the American student intellect meant more than cultural affiliation to bank account credibility.

I get some stuff out of this. I keep reading. I'd never buy a book of his. Not yet, at least.

JOHN HUNTER Sep 29, 2012

It was a good read.
looking for a sequel to answer the unfinished (unanswered ) endings in the book.

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lpreston214
May 25, 2012

As I went through this book I had a strong sense of deja vu. Maybe I've been reading too much Grisham lately (I had previously skipped a few of his and have been catching up). I'm sure the story of the associate with the sleeping bag was in another of his books as were many more elements. Mainly, as nitetrain puts it so succinctly, a terrible ending made all the rehashing of familiar territory a waste.

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roonbay
Mar 12, 2012

decent. not as page-turning as previous Grisham books. Terrible ending....

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shawperc
Aug 16, 2011

The associate was a book that was very hard to put down. I recall having a few late nights with the running thoughts of "I'll just finish this chapter" and of course I wouldnt put it down till 3 chapters later while my husbands already passed out. The ending wasnt what I expected but still a very good book.

Natillez Mar 05, 2011

legal scandal

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jamesgitter
Jun 26, 2014

lawer trys to be honest and gets in hot water

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JihadiConservative
Jun 08, 2015

Sexual Content: The entire plot is around a man who is accused of raping a unconscious girl at a party. There is a video for proof and shows many rowdy teenagers in the nude and doing sexual actions. There are references throughout and the rape scene is disturbing (Though not overly graphic)

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