The Reckoning

The Reckoning

Large Print - 2018
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In 1946 Clanton, Mississippi, World War II hero Pete Banning calmly and inexplicably kills his pastor and friend, the Reverend Dexter Bell, and refuses to defend his actions during the subsequent trial.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
Edition: First large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780525639312
0525639314
Branch Call Number: F GRISHAM
Characteristics: 641 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
large print.

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Why does Pete Banning shoot the minister and refuse to defend his actions? The deepest of secrets are reserved until the very last chapter making this a riveting read and one of Grisham's best. Includes a firsthand account of the Bataan Death March and Grisham’s classic legal maneuverings in good... Read More »


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danothegolfer
Jan 19, 2019

The book was really good for the first part, but the second part was historical in nature and third back to the story.
Overall, this book was not uplifting and on thinking the plot over after I finished the book, it was a story about a self-centred white farmer who dominated his family and in the end it led to the demise or his family.
Originally, I would have rated it higher but the last two thirds of the book disappointed me.

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audreycreelman
Jan 15, 2019

This was one of his best books I have read and I am sure I have not missed one.There was a twist to the ending loved it

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STANLEY MCKIE
Jan 14, 2019

This is a sad and depressing story.

The middle third of the book is a history lesson on the human experience during the Bataan Death March.

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slarsen
Jan 11, 2019

I really don't understand the bad reviews (below). I think this is a really good read. I think the war was a bit long, but I enjoyed the story.

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Butterfly121761
Jan 07, 2019

Had to sit on this review for a few days. Part 1 I thought it was going to be a 5 star rating and then Part 2 I couldn't understand some of the comments until halfway through Part 2 and I started to understand. Then it seemed to pick up a bit and then I found it disappointing.

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PJD
Jan 05, 2019

I don't understand all the naysaying about this book. I admit it's been years since I've read a John Grisham but I felt that this book was very provoking, although towards the middle I thought that it was being dragged out too long. And that's because the ending was so unexpected and startling. I'd recommend it.

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gofleming
Jan 04, 2019

worst Grisham book ever.
total waste of time.
Would offer a full review but for two things
this book doesn't deserve the effort, and to explain fully why the book sucks would take a spoiler.
the 1st third is pretty good, the 2nd third is completely pointless and should have been it's own book, and the 3rd part of the book he mailed it in and ended with a stupid plot resolution.

juts garbage. gave it one star only for the opening third of the book.

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billblair
Dec 31, 2018

I've read all of Grisham's book and this is the worst. It's an author experimenting with a new technique. Plot is poorly developed, if there is one. If this was your first Grisham, you would not read another. The best I could give it would be 3/10.

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eljefe88
Dec 28, 2018

Author should have retired from writing about seven books ago!

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drjoanv
Dec 27, 2018

ASOLUTELY HORRIBLE...what a waste of a good tree to publish something this inane and pointless. I have probably read every John Grisham book published and have enjoyed most. If I were Grisham, I would be ashamed to put associate my name with this book. Did he really write this??

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Dec 01, 2018

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