The Rooster Bar by John GrishamThe Rooster Bar by John Grisham

The Rooster Bar

byJohn Grisham

Hardcover | October 24, 2017

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#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground.

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.
     But maybe there's a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right?  Well, yes and no . . .
     Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar.
John Grisham is the author of thirty-one novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and six novels for young readers.
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Title:The Rooster BarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.5 × 6.44 × 1.2 inPublished:October 24, 2017Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385541171

ISBN - 13:9780385541176

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rooster Bar Such a good book! I really enjoyed the heck out of it!
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rooster Bar Such a good book! I really enjoyed the heck out of it!
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Masterpiece!! Have been a long time lover of John Grisham.....each creation he offers...never disappoints!!!
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Entertaining legal suspense I'll preface this by saying that The Rooster Bar was my first foray into the Grisham world, and I was not disappointed! This book was a riot from start to finish. Yeah, it's not super realistic- but it is an entertaining story with unique protagonists who have you constantly question whether you are actually rooting for them or not. You have to suspend your disbelief to enjoy this novel (think, "the 100 year old man" kind of disbelief), but if you can do that, you'll love this story. It had me laughing out loud, and I couldn't put down!
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, Easy Read The storyline didn’t grasp me as much as I thought it would but it was nonetheless a good, easy read.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beyond realistic and not enjoyable I borrowed this book from the library as I thought the jacket sounding interesting and did not want to wait for the paperback to come out in order to buy it for my collection of books from this author. .The plot line is highly unrealistic. The story line is slow and could have been told in fewer pages. I am glad I did not waste my money buying this book. I am finding that John Grisham's newer books are not as good as his older works.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An entertaining read I am not a big reader of Grisham's work, but this one sounded interesting and was a good read. I have recommended it to friends.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OKAY AN OKAY BOOK IF YOU DON'T TAKE THE RIDICULOUS PLOT TOO SERIOUSLY.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Found this book rather enjoyable, pleasure to read.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A ridiculous story While "The Rooster Bar" is a well-written tale, the premise is ridiculous. Three students at a lowly regarded for profit law school decide to leave school in their last semester because of poor job prospects and a poor chance of passing the bar exam. They embark on a plan to pretend to be lawyers, picking up clients who are poor and need help. When their plan goes awry they skip town. To say more would ruin the story for those who choose to read this book, which I assume has sold a lot of copies due to the author's name.
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from meh I'm not too sure if John Grisham wrote this himself
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great!! Nice combo of the pains of paying for school, feeling ripped of by that school and throwing in a good thriller.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another really good read What can I say? John Grisham has pumped out another really good novel. The novel follows three young law students, who drop out of a dingy law school and go out in to the big legal world. Filled with scamming people they bite off more than they could chew. They find themselves hiding, and trying to cover up their tracks from the mess that they made. This novel was a real page turner and I found that I was in the story, and going through every emotion with them. I would love to see if there is a second part to this novel, to see where they have ended up several years down the road. I will be reading this book again, that's for sure
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not my usual genre.. So I found it hard to really get into. The writing was fine, but it just wasn't very well aligned with my preferences.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The master is at it again.. Great book. I really enjoyed this one.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK..ish The Rooster Bar is a page turner, as it is expected from an experienced name like John Grisham. The story can be considered as light, both as context and as depth. The character development is OK, nothing mind-blowing, nothing eye tearing. The pace is right, it makes you wonder, but it also lacks a particular attraction to keep it as a mystery. Although you expect something to happen, that promise never delivers in full. In the end, it ends up being a nice book to read at a beach. Don’t expect a masterpiece crime thriller. I bought it as half price, and I still have my doubts about the price I paid. You can find better stuff out there.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Liking it I'm enjoying reading it, but I have to admit it hasn't pulled me in quite so quickly as other Grisham books have. Still, a good story and looking forward to finishing it.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Good, but John has written better books
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good Enjoyed reading this book. A+!
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok books seem to be along with same storyline and I got bored quickly
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad For being my first John Grisham novel, I was impressed. His writing style is very easy to read. I felt as though the plot was a little far fetched, with Mark, Todd and Zola digging themselves a deeper hole in each chapter. Grisham made the law-heavy theme more enticing and easier to understand. I was totally sucked in by the antics of the would-be lawyers/heavily in-debt students.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ripped from the headlines.... A legal thriller that only John Grisham could write. I enjoyed the dialogue, characters and humour but it's not one of his best novels. Grishams delves into his views against diploma mills, backbreaking student loans, and the excesses of ICE. I give it a very light recommend. #plumreviews.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does what it says on the tin Standard grisham, nothing special
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok This book was not nearly as good as his others, but was still a good read..#plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from meh this was a let down. the writing was slow and hard to get into. I felt nothing pulling me to the story line.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This promising story failed to deliver what I felt it could have
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Another book that Grisham farmed out I don't believe Grisham wrote any part of this book . If he did he sure has lost his touch. It has to be the most boring story ever: only the last two chapters have anything going on and he polishes them off abruptly showing that he is just as bored writing it as I was reading it. It is the last Grisham novel for me. There are too many good writers out there to bother with him(or his agents) any more.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Different from a lot of his novels, but a page turner nonetheless #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok reading this gave me a different perspective
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I found the writing a bit boastful and dull at the same time.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I'm personally not a big fan of the writing style and technique.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ok Such an inspiring and interesting read, simply could not put it down! Great job!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fan it is really good when you are a fan!
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I thought I would be lost with no idea about what was going on within the story or the characters. Man, I'm happy I was wrong on that account.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Book! I own many of John Grisham's novels and am happy to add this to my collection. This book sounds amazing!
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Page turner Enjoyed every moment. A page turner. I won't provide more or else spoilers were emerge.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it I love all of his books, he does not cease to amaze me in his story telling
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good Enjoyed every moment reading this book
Date published: 2017-08-10

Editorial Reviews

“[A] buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . Grisham writes in such an inventive spirit. . . . A treat.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
 
“Satisfying . . . Grisham [is] at his best when he brings his sardonic sense of humor to the sometimes questionable ethics of law and banking.”—USA Today
 
“[A] smartly told tale . . . gratifying and all-too-real.”—The Washington Post