John Grisham has been an international, best selling author for nearly 20 years. His specialty, legal thrillers like The Firm, The Rainmaker, The Litigators and many others; Grisham has also written a couple of children’s legal thrillers as well. He’s sold over 250 million books, ranking him among the most successful authors on the planet. I’ve enjoyed his earlier works; but recently, I’ve found that his work was starting to feel like it was written from a standard outline. However, his latest work, The Litigators, seems to have broken this formulaic mold.
The story centers on David Zinc, a Harvard grad and burned-out, 5th year associate of a top firm with impeccable credentials. His future is extremely bright until the day he opts to go on a major bender instead of heading into work. The fun begins when the protagonist gets fired and subsequently hooks up with the ambulance chasing firm of Finley and Figg. Things are looking up, but then it all hits the fan again. In order to avoid sanctions and a potential multi-million dollar liability for filing a frivolous action, David goes up against his old firm in the courtroom.
The Litigators is an absurd farcical look at practicing law in the 21st Century. It will provide consistent laughs; highly recommended.