Welcome to another edition of Book Beginnings which is hosted over at A Few More Pages. Today, I am going to give you the first couple of lines from the latest John Grisham book, “The Litigators”:
“The law firm of Finley & Figg referred to itself as a "boutique firm." This misnomer was inserted as often as possible into routine conversations, and it even appeared in print in some of the various schemes hatched by the partners to solicit business.”
When I read these first two sentences, the thought popped in my mind that these attorneys were small time trying to make themselves appear upscale, and I was right. I have read most of Mr. Grisham’s books and, while they probably not considered classic literature, I enjoy them and they are always a fun read.
This one was a little different in that there really wasn’t a “bad guy” attorney like there usually is. Just some small time lawyers trying to make a buck and the big wigs trying to defend a corporate client. Pretty much normal fare for the legal world.