Playing for Pizza by John Grisham

I’m visiting my parents for a few days, and I took a break from my usual reading (of late, anyway) and picked up Playing for Pizza by John Grisham.


Like most Grisham books, it’s a good, quick, easy read. Unlike most Grisham books, it has nothing to do with the law or criminals. My personal theory on Grisham: worth reading, but not necesssarily worth owning. This is made easy for me, since one of my siblings got my dad hooked on his works a couple years ago. He owns them, and he gladly lets me read them. The one exception to this theory was The Innocent Man, his only nonfiction book and one I could easily see myself coming back to again. Some virtual friends — including Mrs. Chili — are reading The Innocent Man for their book club this month.


4 responses to “Playing for Pizza by John Grisham

  1. Oh, I’m SO pleased to hear you say that you’d revisit The Innocent Man. I’ve had SUCH anxiety over choosing it for THIS month’s Dark and Stormy selection, as I’m going to be visiting Bo and Seester to do the podcast for the book live and together, and I wanted to NOT choose a clunker book. Thanks for the shot of confidence!

  2. My main issue with Grisham is that his endings are weak and anticlimactic. He does a great job building suspense, and then he loses it the last couple of pages.

    Now, this is just coming from reading his early books. I haven’t read anything of his in the past 8 or 9 years. Maybe his endings have improved since then.

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