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Logan Couture's Book Club: Review #4

by Logan Couture @logancouture / sjsharks.com

[RELATED: Book Review #1 - The Rule of Law, Book Review #2 - Dark Matter, Book Review #3 - Stillhouse Lake]

San Jose Sharks captain Logan Couture loves to read and while we all may find ourselves with a little more time on our hands, he wanted to share his favorite hobby with the rest of Sharks Territory. Take a look at his fourth review:

Hey guys, welcome to #4 of my book reviews. I really appreciate all the feedback on social media helping me pick this book. John Grisham is one of my favorite authors, his novels rarely disappoint. The Reckoning is a typical Grisham story, spinning mystery and courtroom drama together. I hope you enjoyed it! 

Title: The Reckoning

Author: John Grisham

How many pages: 448 pages 

Review: Pete Banning, a war veteran and a respected member of a small southern town wakes up one morning, eats breakfast, goes about his normal morning routine, drives into town and shoots his pastor in the face.

The rest of the story takes us in many different directions, from the Philippines in WWII to a small Mississippi town. The novel is divided into three parts, Grisham shows us Pete's trial, his experiences in the Second World War and what happens to his family after the trial comes to an end.

The novel starts off exciting and suspenseful, second part slows down and the third wraps up the ending. I found myself trying to skip ahead to solve the mystery of why Pete killed the pastor, it was finally delivered in the last few pages.

Rating: I'm biased when it comes to Grisham novels, so I enjoyed The Reckoning. But compared to some of his other books (The Firm, A Time To Kill, The Associate) it's on a lower level. 3.5/5

What I'm reading next: I have two books I'll suggest, they are completely different in terms of genres.

Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz (thriller) and Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker (neuroscience and psychological based)

The author Gregg Hurwitz was suggested to me by one of our team surgeons, Dr.Davies, while the other author, Matthew Walker, was recommended by John Goodrow (Barclay Goodrow's dad).

If you have time read both, I'll try to as well!  

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