Sunday, May 3, 2015

2015 Books #7 - The INNOCENT MAN

I have not felt compelled to blog about a book in a long time, but I must do so about John Grisham's The Innocent Man - Murder and Injustice In A Small Town. 

If you desire truth and justice I highly recommend this book, published in 2006.
To quote from the book cover jacket - "If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you.  If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you.  If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you."

I have to say I am shocked, disturbed and infuriated.

I am so thankful for my friend, Shirley Smith, loaning this book to me to read because I probably never would have done so otherwise. In fact when I first read the above words on the jacket I almost  didn't read it.  I'm so glad I did.

In light of all the current events and happenings being reported daily in news reports, I believe it is important for many of us to re-examine our mindset on many levels, topics and subjects.  The Courts and justice systems being only one of them. 

I am not going to make any further comments except to say again,  I highly recommend this book.  If you have read it, or you do read it, I would love to hear your views and comments.     

A history of my book reading since tracking on my blog:  2010 - 15 Books ~~ 2011 - 16 Books ~~ 2012 - 13 Books ~~ 2014 - 3 Books ~~  so far in the first 4 months of 2015 - 8 Books.  I am an avid reader. 

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Mari said...

This is not a book I would pick up to read either, but if you recommend it so strongly, I'm going to have to look for it. Thanks for the review.

retha said...

No justice system is beyond corruption.(from beneath)

vanilla said...

I passed by this book on the library shelf. Guess I need to return and pick it up. I had just been thinking about our drift-- or perhaps headlong rush-- into the cult of self and wondering how deeply into lawlessness that would sink us.

Keep the faith!