Grisham demonstrated he could produce bestsellers without legal aid with The Painted House and Skipping Christmas, and he’. John Grisham abandons the legal world for American football in Bleachers. What a shame, says Harry Ritchie. Now, as Coach Rake’s “boys” sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old games, relive the.

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Should’ve stayed in the pocket like I’d been coached. 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. Forgoing his usual focus on chills, thrills and courtroom drama, Grisham turns his writer’s eye on the world of Southern high school football and uses a small-town microcosm to tackle some big questions: Es muy diferente a lo que nos tiene acostumbrados Grisham, del suspense pasa al drama.

I could see us out there scoring at will, kicking ass every game. Overall, it’s a nice story. Rake liked to hit, and no practice session was complete until he angrily threw down his clipboard and grabbed someone by the shoulder pads.

He lived for the sight of blood on the poor boy lined up against him. When Neely was younger and playing football with his friends, a man watching him approached Neely, saying “You’re going to play football for the Spartans. Maybe this will appeal to American football fans but I got tired of hearing of the trials of Nate and Paul and Jesse. How many times had he sworn he would never come back?


This is a novella or a short story, not a novel. And in that home Miss Lila and her three daughters and all the rest of the Rakes were now gathered, waiting for the Coach to take his last breath. Couldn’t put it down.

Then he married a local girl from another prominent family. And it makes you think about how people influence you and how strong a bond is between coaches and players.

I’d probably like it more if I were more in to high school football.

This book is more about the memories of few school mates about the football and their coach during their school time. The Mayor was offended.

This is worth reading, if I was a current football fan I would rate it higher Like most there isn’t much going on except the only entertainment in town, the Friday night football games. LOL I should try his latest work instead I guessed. His hand injury is caused when Neely punches Coach Eddie Rake in the face, after Coach Rake backhands him, causing him to break his nose. It makes her cry but I can’t help it.

Bleachers – John Grisham

The plot was missing too, but maybe it was supposed to be. No green because every kid wanted bldachers wear green. To be honest, Neely was kind of stuck in the past and it was sad.

Over a hundred touchdowns. Although heart warming, that is also really sad. I like the metaphor of the coach being the field and how that is his legacy.

He walked around the end zone and down the track and as he stepped up to the bleachers he noticed Neely and Curry sitting higher, watching every move he made. Nothing new or interesting here.

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Bleachers was a good read that I highly enjoyed. Neely knows the score: This was a fun sporty and quick read about greatness, regret, forgiveness, and life. It’s all cash, and evidently there’s plenty of it. I see his mother every now and then and I always ask about him. Jun 29, Dele Haynes rated it really liked it. When he left, Neely had become a local legend as one of the best quarterbacks in Messina High’s history, but a falling out between him and the coach left him bitter and kept him away until this moment.

It’s a world where prejudice has been dealt with, at least on the surface, and where race, class and sexual orientation mean nothing on the field, as long as you’re winning. Whatever it was, it didn’t ultimately fill the boeachers in my heart and I was always dissatisfied and looking for the grisjam thing worthy of my time and attention.

Many readers jhon come away having enjoyed the time spent, but wishing blwachers had been a more sympathetic lead character, more originality, more pages, more story and more depth. Realizing he didn’t have the right stuff for a pro career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University.

I lost track of him for a while. Bleachers uses flashbacks through out the whole story, mainly just showing jlhn impact Eddie had on these men back in the day. You play your last game and everybody cries.