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But Kyle has a secret, a dark one, an episode from college that he has tried to forget. The secret, though, falls into the hands of the wrong people, and Kyle is forced to take a job he doesn't want, even if it's a job most law students can only dream about.
Three months after leaving Yale, Kyle becomes an associate at the largest law firm in the world, where, in addition to practicing law, he is expected to lie, steal, and take part in a scheme that could send him to prison, if not get him killed.
With an unforgettable cast of characters and villains, from drug-addled trust fund kid and possible rapist Baxter Tate to quiet former math teacher Dale who shares Kyle's cubicle at the law firm, The Associate is vintage Grisham.
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By Juan on 03-04-09
John Grisham should be ashamed
The plot was a stretch but most of the book was well written and the view of a big time law firm was interesting. The books hums along merrily, building to a climax and then just ends.
To go through all that writing and neglect to write an ending is inexcusable. It felt like a "rip-off." Certainly the worst Grisham book ever and possibly one of the most disappointing audio books ever.
I always thought publishers had editors who helped writers recognize their deficiencies. Guess not. Did anyone read this book before putting it in print? The publisher is equally guilty. They should all be ashamed of themselves.
Save your money.
18 of 18 people found this review helpful
By JoAnn on 02-03-09
Good, but not nearly as good as The Firm"
Great beginning - really appreciated the description of the horrid routine of the'big time' law firm associate...
story line/plot is somewhat flat and not particularly complicated - lacks thrilling impending-danger moments
Grisham's endings (as in "The Appeal" also)are beginning to dissappoint an avid fiction reader -
much too realistic and not gratifying!
26 of 27 people found this review helpful