Book report on "The Rainmaker", by John Grisham

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The Rainmaker

By: John Grisham

The world is full of great novels. From Sherlock Holmes to The Three Musketeers. As the years progress, more novels are written and more money is made. John Grisham is a rising star in literature. His books have enticed readers and have given people something good to read. What makes his books great is that they are so realistic. He applies his personal law and trial knowledge into the books that he writes. What is it about?

It was his last semester of law school/ Rudy Baylor was assigned to give free aadvice to a group of seniors. It is at that very time, and that very place, that Rudy encounters his first true clients, Dot and Buddy Black. They have been robbed by a powerful insurance company; a company with millions of dollars in assets. They have caused the suffering of a young man; they have ruined his chances to live by not issuing their coverage that they were obligated to give.

Donny Ray, the son of Dot and Buddy, is dying of Lukemia, his chances for survival are over and now it is only a matter of months that he has left. Rudy doesn't realize the case has fallen into his lap until the phone calls are made.

There is a great problem, however. Rudy is broke, and he hasn't even passed his bar exam yet. He now will have to go head to head with one of America's most experiences and accomplished defense attorney's.

From the beginning of the novel to the last word, Rudy is plagued with a series of mishaps and problems. When something looks bright, the clouds come in and ruin the hope.

Rudy is in luck, though. As the trial begins, he is given a judge that is...