The Confession

The Confession NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFirst time in paperbackAn innocent man is about to be executed Only a guilty man can save him In in the small East Texas city of Sloan Travis Boyette abducted raped
  • Title: The Confession
  • Author: John Grisham
  • ISBN: 9780385528047
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Confession
    1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFirst time in paperbackAn innocent man is about to be executed.Only a guilty man can save him In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convic 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFirst time in paperbackAn innocent man is about to be executed.Only a guilty man can save him In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Dont Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.Now nine years have passed Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime Dont is four days away from his execution Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what s right and confess But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they re about to execute an innocent man
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  • John Grisham

    Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60 70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby writing his first novel.Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player Realizing he didn t have the right stuff for a pro career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation In 1983, he was elected to the state House of Representatives and served until 1990.One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve year old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl s father had murdered her assailants Getting up at 5 a.m every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987 Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood Press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.That might have put an end to Grisham s hobby However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full time career and spark one of publishing s greatest success stories The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for 600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991.The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham s reputation as the master of the legal thriller Grisham s success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was republished in hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell This time around, it was a bestseller.Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, and The Broker and all of them have become international bestsellers There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages Nine of his novels have been turned into films The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas , as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man The Innocent Man October 2006 marks his first foray into non fiction.Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, VA.Grisham took time off from writing for several months in 1996 to return, after a five year hiatus, to the courtroom He was honoring a commitment made before he had retired from the law to become a full time writer representing the family of a railroad brakeman killed when he was pinned between two cars Preparing his case with the same passion and dedication as his books protagonists, Grisham successfully argued his clients case, earning them a jur

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  • If you have not read the book, but intend to, do not read my review I loved the first half of the book because of the race to correct an injustice to do the right thing I hated the second half of the book because they didn t make it on time Donte Drumm, an innocent man, was put to death because of the need of the racists in his town to exact revenge And that happens in real life, not just in books Innocent people are put to death and the state just basically says, oops That is never, ever accept [...]


  • I feel so cynical, but seriously at times I felt like I was reading a political persuasion book, not a novel forget the story for a moment let me persuade you to oppose the death penalty then we will go back to what happens next in the story Ever notice that all those on the left were painted as great protaganists with kindness, honor and glory and those on the right were made out to be selfish, stupid pigs that wouldn t lift a finger for anyone but themeselves OK, maybe that s a little much Let [...]


  • Dunno why he even bothered having a plot to this book, the veil over the pontificating isn t even thin This book is basically a treatise on why the Death Penalty is eviller than anything man ever ever did I swear to you really, it s bad nasty evil It s even got the balls to try to make you actively sneer at and hate the mother of a brutally murdered rape victim As unfair and unbalanced as FOX news Grisham is a good writer and draws you into a story, and while his books often have a ham handed me [...]


  • Read The Confession As in red , past tense, or reed , you read this I m referring to John Grisham s The Confession A Novel, published in 2010 I devoured it over a 48 hour period, fast reading for me, but it was a page turner and page burner Totally engrossing Only once, briefly, did I think Oh yeah, another Grisham novel Multiple story lines, where will they converge Grisham is a master at this He can weave a taut tale, getting into a character s being and making him seem very real It was nicely [...]


  • The problem with reading clubs is that occasionally someone suggests a dud and one feels forced to finish the book out of courtesy to the other participants That s what happened here.I abhor the death penalty I approve of Grisham s message 100%, but my goodness this book is repetitive and tedious Not to mention I felt bruised and battered by being hit over the head constantly by the message I listened to it and found the FF button to be incredibly useful The irony was I could fast forward 15 min [...]


  • Something about Grisham novels make them my go to books for reading on flights his expertise is pacing, I ve decidied This is pure soapbox Grisham an anti death penalty diatrabe However, I think anyone who s ever watched a few episodes of Law and Order could have done a better job keeping the accused off death row Later Okay, I ve added an extra star to this book since reading this article in the New Yorker from 2009 about Cameron Todd Willingham Apparently the Texas criminal justice system can [...]


  • Grisham is an astonishingly lazy writer This from the Author s Note at the end of the book Some overly observant readers may stumble across a fact or two that might appear to be in error They may consider writing me letters to point out my shortcomings They should conserve paper There are mistakes in this book, as always, and as long as I continue to loathe research, while at the same time remaining perfectly content to occasionally dress up the facts, I m afraid the mistakes will continue Here [...]


  • When you pick up a Grisham book it s like taking a big gamble I find his books to be either amazing or just plain awful For me this one leans towards the latter I m not going to go into too much detail about what the novel is about as there are plenty of reviews already written about it I will say that this novel deals with the highly controversial issue of the Death Penalty I have to say that this book did not move slowly but fast Too fast at times Grisham goes back and forth from the present t [...]


  • If you re in the mood to read 400 pages of liberal preaching, then go ahead and pick this book up I usually love John Grisham s brand of legal thrillers I heard this was going to be his best work since The Firm and was very excited to read it However, the preaching ruined it for me.Every character that was on the right was painted to be an absolute idiot, a bad person, a naive moron, etc Every character on the left was painted to be the most intelligent individual anyone has ever come across It [...]


  • Loved it As a criminal defense attorney, I appreciated Grisham s expression of certain insights into how criminal justice actually works It s far from perfect Innocent people do get arrested, convicted, even executed Innocent people do make false confessions When defense attorneys lose, they often do suffer the burden of second guessing their strategies and tactics I myself have not tried a capital death penalty case, but I have assisted at a murder trial which resulted in a sentence of life wit [...]


  • Very disappointing Grisham has some writing power, but he uses it for evil in this book liberal lawyer nonsense at its finest An innocent man that the system failed is on death row, while Grisham s heros struggle to bring truth and justice to light And it is a black man wrongfully accused of attacking a pretty white woman to boot As offensive as it is cliche My editorial Lawyers aren t the good guys especially defense lawyers i.e Jeffrey Figer they are educated criminals in suits, who know enoug [...]


  • Very enjoyable and exciting thriller I actually gasped out loud twice during this book, and I never got bored reading it I haven t read a Grisham novel in years I really liked this and found it to be an engrossing and quick read.


  • John Grisham took an unfortunate approach in his effort to use fiction to turn his readers against the death penalty I have nothing against didactism in fiction if it s well done, and I m not resistant to the political position Grisham clearly hopes his readers will take, but this novel ultimately fails in its obvious mission to persuade readers to oppose capital punishment It may have the opposite effect The problem is that his cast of characters a black Texas high school football star convicte [...]


  • Reading The Confession I learned, if Mr Grisham has his facts right, and of course he does, that in Texas they will convict for murder even if there s no dead body, AND, they can and will sentence you to death even if no dead body or DNA or evidence of any kind to speak of Maybe I need a few exclamation points In Grisham s I think second book dedicated to slamming the death penalty, the action is all last minute A guy is just days away from execution in Texas when someone else confesses to a Lu [...]


  • Lento, zeppo di particolari inutili, una palla di 400 e passa pagine probabilmente e proficuamente condensabili in meno della met Un esempio qui sotto, l inizio del Cap 5 Sapete quanto funzionale al romanzo questa pappardella Ve lo dico io niente Sapete quando incontreremo di nuovo Mrs Aurelia e Mr Charles Cooper Mai.Al terzo piano del St Francis Hospital, Mrs Aurelia Lindmar si stava riprendendo da un intervento alla cistifellea e si sentiva piuttosto bene Keith pass venti minuti con lei, mangi [...]


  • In The Appeal, John Grisham took on the important issue of electing state judges and allowing them to collect huge campaign contributions from people and institutions who might have business before the courts to which they are elected Now, in The Confession, he takes on an even important issue in the death penalty.Keith Schroeder, a Lutheran minister in Kansas, is working in his study one morning when Travis Boyette, a career criminal currently out on parole and residing in a local half way hou [...]


  • There was so much wrong with this book, and so little right with it that it s difficult to find a place to start the review Although I am anti death penalty and liberal and should have been Grisham s chosen choir to preach to, I couldn t finish the thing It was beyond ridiculous Every character on the defendant s side was good All the others even the victim s mother were horribly, horribly bad Example Mother of the victim blubbers when she cries When mother of defendant cries, her tears fall lik [...]


  • Another well written Grisham novel This one covers the suspenseful hours potentially leading up a man s execution in East Texas during which time we see if the true murderer, the pastor escorting him and the convicted man s defense attorney can convince the authorities they have the wrong man Although it is darker in subject matter than most of his work including a brutal murder, wrongful conviction and looming execution , the book is full of the typical Grisham characters including powerful vil [...]


  • An innocent man is about to be executed Only a guilty man can save him.When Who What But this never happened The innocent guy gets mercilessly executed while the criminal is still on the loose, hiding away It is only when he realizes that he s got terminal brain tumor and will die soon anyway, that he thinks of THE CONFESSION, a change of his heart a little too late Painfully with tear brimming eyes, I braced and watched I could feel it Donte getting executed, for nothing, spending every aching [...]


  • It s very simple You have the car, the gas, the driver s licence I have nothing but the truth Less than a week before the scheduled execution of Dont Drumm, convicted ten years ago for a murder he did not commit, the real killer steps forward Travis Boyette, a convicted serial rapist on parole, approaches Keith Schroeder a Christian minister in Topeka and confesses to the murder Boyette has an inoperable brain tumour, and feels bad about sending an innocent man to his death Reluctantly, Keith Sc [...]


  • Just like the The Chamber by the same author, The Confession too deals with the highly controversial issue of the Death Penalty But while the former had a plot, storyline, strong characters, this book reads a like a political statement where the story, the characters,all have been relegated to the background.The book feels long, the characters feel one dimensional,the plot is convoluted and the preaching gets repetitive till the point of boredom Grisham uses the problem of wrongful conviction t [...]


  • A good plot, but it was ruined for me by the predictable political liberal bias Every one in the book was characterized as a bad stereotype except the self proclaimed radical liberal lawyer his main character and those who Grisham deemed worthy There was only one right answer in this book, and everyone else was not just wrong, but evil And I m not sure what role Keith s Christianity played in this story, but everyone else s Christianity was demonized, which was offensive to me The mother of the [...]


  • I have read or listened to almost every one of John Grisham s books This is the first book that he s written that has literally scared the crap out of me If the book is based on reality, then our legal system is seriously flawed and Texas should be removed from being one of the 50 states of the USA Unlike many other men who will talk at the radio or TV, I am a fairly calm and level headed person who generally keeps his opinions to himself This book had me yelling at the reader to stop with what [...]


  • IMHO skip this book.It nothing but cheap cliches about anti death penalty arguments No nuances here Death penalty bad and inexcusable in all cases.Granted, many death row inmates have been later exonerated with DNA evidence, etc.There was the potential for a thoughtful anti death penalty argument here however, this book is not it.It is painted with way too broad a brush, none of the characters are sympathetic Research time seems to have been zero.The story if you can call it that describes a wro [...]


  • Please note this review contains spoilers The subject matter of this disturbing book is the death penalty specifically, wrongful prosecution and the miscarriage of justice.It is a story about a serial sex offender whose life is allegedly coming to an end because of an inoperable brain tumor His confession, which could exonerate a young black man erroneously accused, convicted and doomed to die in Huntsville, Texas comes too late.Here is what the book made me think about When we are young, it ma [...]


  • A number of years ago, I read State of Fear by Michael Crichton, and I was irritated by the obvious slant The story idea itself was fine, though I found his information on climate change incomplete Perhaps it was complete at the time of his research It can take a long time for a book to go from the editor to the consumer What I didn t like was that all his liberal characters were one dimensional cowards and or idiots, while all his conservative ones were deeply thoughtful, noble, and courageous [...]


  • I rarely give 5 stars to a book, to an author, not even to my very favorite ones, because as I said in the past in my previous reviews, 5 stars should be reserved for what can be called a masterpiece now, in my opinion, this book fits the criteria and can or could be called a masterpieceThis is an amazing book, I m still reading it, I m not done yet with it, but I said to write my partial review because I don t want to lose the momentum of this bookis is than just a book, it s a statement, a vo [...]


  • Once in awhile, one reads a book that manages to capture American culture and thinking and explore political conflict in a powerful manner This is indeed one of those novels that explores the use of the Death Penalty What causes the novel to fall short of a five star rating for me, anyway is the bias that Grisham obviously harbors against the Death Penalty, probably based on some of the things he learned while writing the non fiction An Innocent Man which shares some of the themes in this work o [...]


  • There is one thing for certain, John Grisham knows how to tell a story I ve enjoyed Grisham s novels for years, and The Confession was no exception I really enjoyed reading this story It was well paced, had interesting characters, and flowed very well It was just a well told story, and one that kept you interested from the beginning to the very end Like most of his books, it is an easy read, but one that also makes you want to read the next chapter to see what s coming next and what s going to h [...]


  • Just as he did with his non fiction work, An Innocent Man, John Grisham clearly has an agenda with The Confession Whereas Man was about an innocent finding justice and freedom after years of incarceration, The Confession asks the question of just what might happen if an innocent man were sent to death row Four days before Dont Drumm is set to die for the murder of popular cheerleader, Travis Boyette walks into the office of a Lutheran minister in Topeka, Kansas and says he knows the real truth S [...]


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