Sunday, January 14, 2007

No. 5 - The Innocent Man


by John Grisham

Started: Jan. 15
Finished: Jan. 22

Notes: I've only read one other Grisham book, "The Last Juror," and found it okay. Not great, but okay. But in my quest to be informative about popular novelists, I picked up this book in hardback a month or so ago. Then I found out it's not a novel, but non-fiction. Oh well. I'll read it regardless. It's in my pile of books needing reading, so I'll get this one out of the way.

Mini review: This is one of those books that can make your outraged at "the system." Worth reading, though I have to say I'm not a big Grisham fan.

4 comments:

Barbara Blog's said...

I hope you got to reading The Innocent Man by now. After that..May I suggest reading this Heartfelt Story. I read your blog and thought you may be interested in it. Here is something I read about it:Who And Where Is Dennis Fritz, You say after reading John Grisham's Wonderful Book "The Innocent man", Grisham's First non-fiction book. The Other Innocent Man hardly mentioned in "The Innocent Man" has his own compelling and fascinating story to tell in "Journey Toward Justice". John Grisham endorsed Dennis Fritz's Book on the Front Cover. Dennis Fritz wrote his Book Published by Seven Locks Press, to bring awareness about False Convictions, and The Death Penalty. "Journey Toward Justice" is a testimony to the Triumph of the Human Spirit and is a Stunning and Shocking Memoir. Dennis Fritz was wrongfully convicted of murder after a swift trail. The only thing that saved him from the Death Penalty was a lone vote from a juror. "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham is all about Ronnie Williamson, Dennis Fritz's was his co-defendant. Ronnie Williamson was sentenced to the Death Penalty. Both were exonerated after spending 12 years in prison. Both Freed by a simple DNA test, The real killer was one of the Prosecution's Key Witness. John Grisham's "The Innocent Man" tells half the story. Dennis Fritz's Story needs to be heard. Read about how he wrote hundreds of letters and appellate briefs in his own defense and immersed himself in an intense study of law. He was a school teacher and a ordinary man from Ada Oklahoma, whose wife was brutally murdered in 1975. On May 8, 1987 while raising his young daughter alone, he was put under arrest and on his way to jail on charges of rape and murder. Since then, it has been a long hard road filled with twist and turns. Dennis Fritz is now on his "Journey Toward Justice". He never blamed the Lord and soley relied on his faith in God to make it through. He waited for God's time and never gave up.

Ty said...

Barbara, thanks for the words. For anyone who has an interest in wrongful arrests, convictions and death sentences, "The Innocent Man" and "Journey Toward Justice" are must-reads. More importantly, if you do NOT have interest in these topics, then you need to read these books; you might come away with a different perspective.

Anonymous said...

John Grisham books are not easily accessible in some of the African Nations but we have since developed a good habit of importing them from South Africa or Britain. The Innocent Man is a genuine book and consistent with what is happening really on earth (Microscopically) if l may say. Its a book with a spirit of justice and resiliance as we learned from Ron in the way he demanded justice and his resiliance in defending his Innocent life. This book tells us that , success is pain embedded...

Shingai mbetu said...

John Grisham books are not easily accessible in some of the African Nations but we have since developed a good habit of importing them from South Africa or Britain. The Innocent Man is a genuine book and consistent with what is happening really on earth (Microscopically) if l may say. Its a book with a spirit of justice and resiliance as we learned from Ron in the way he demanded justice and his resiliance in defending his Innocent life. This book tells us that , success is pain embedded...