Monday, 27 June 2011

General Title Review: Theodore Boone, The Abduction by John Grisham

John Grisham
Best Selling Author

John Grisham has for years now been considered by most the undisputed king of the legal thriller and rightly so, with 23 bestselling novels, one work of non-fiction and work translated in to 39 languages! So when Hodder & Stoughton recently published his latest Theodore Boone novel, “The Abduction”, we thought we had better give it a look.
“Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever. When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone – who knows April better than anyone – has answers. As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it’s up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.”

John Grisham's
"The Abduction"

A nice blurb with an obviously gripping plot hook, it is immediately obvious that Grisham has hit upon another winner, in the words of the New York Times, “Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist.”
His First Theodore Boone book hit the shelves last year and was snapped up within weeks, massive stock problems followed due to the unbelievable demand for this supposed teenager’s book. Much like hits such as Harry Potter and The Amber Spy Glass, Theodore Boone quickly became popular with a much wider range of readers that was originally intended, Grisham had done it again!
Now Theo returns in an exciting new novel following on from the first. Judging by the response of the usually harsh critics of the scholastic press,” Gripping…I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery. I think everyone with be enthralled by Theodore Boone.” The abduction is sure to be another massive hit with readers.
It should be noted that the novel is aimed at younger readers and so takes a slightly less dark route through the mist and fog of the mystery genre but to be honest, the book is so well written and the story so gripping, you don’t even notice the lack of adult realism.

'Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist.' (The New York Times )

'Gripping... I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery. I think everyone will be enthralled by Theodore Boone.' (Scholastic News )

'There's a new kid on the young fiction block, and this one really does have serious powers: Theodore Boone, half-boy, half-lawyer... fans will be pleased to know there will be more of Theo's adventures to come.' (Sunday Express )
'If you aspire to turn your children into lawyers who will keep you in your old age, John Grisham's Theodore Boone, his first novel for young people, might be for you'.
(Sunday Times )

'Contemporary lit for young readers has its icons: Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl. Make way for the new kid on the block.' (USA Today )

Praise for John Grisham:
'Nobody does legal fiction better' (Daily Express )

'a master of his craft' (Guardian )

Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60-70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi, law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby--writing his first novel… Read John Grisham’s Bio.

So, The Abduction by John Grisham is set to top the charts any time with people all over the world snapping up copies. The book has such massively universal appeal, suitable from anyone 13+, and yet doesn’t seem to have compromised on content or writing style what so ever. All in all, an amazing book that I am sure will be loved by all.

1 comment:

  1. The Abduction is an excellent follow up to Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer. Grisham has a unique ability to express his stories from the viewpoint of a youngster. I got an extra copy of Kid Lawyer for my ten-year old grandson, and he loved it.