Framing the Dialogue

The Racketeer

recketeer“How do you survive for years in prison?  You don’t think about years, months, or weeks.  You think about today – how to get through it, how to survive it.  When you wake up tomorrow, another day is behind you.  The days add up; the weeks run together; the months become years.  You realize how tough you are, how you can function and survive because you have no choice.”

In The Racketeer we meet Malcolm Bannister a former small town lawyer who got mixed up with some folks who were out of his league and paid dearly for the acquaintance.  Even though he is in a minimum security facility, it is still prison.  Halfway through his ten years prison sentence he sees some light and that’s where the story begins.  Author John Grisham kept me engaged and wondering what would come next.  Even towards the end when most novels are more or less figured out there was still mystery.

I haven’t read many of Mr. Grisham’s works lately, but I am glad that I listened to the person who recommended this one.

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