Literary Circle - The Client (John Grisham)
For beginners and advanced
John Ray Grisham Jr. (born February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas) is an US-American novelist, attorney, politician and activist. He is best known for his popular legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide. His first novel „A Time to Kill“ was published in June 1989, four years after he began writing it. As of 2012, his books have sold over 275 million copies worldwide. Grisham is one of only three authors to sell two million copies on a first printing, the other two being Tom Clancy and J.K. Rowling.
The Client is a legal thriller which was published in 1993. It mostly sets in Memphis, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisian. It is Grisham's fourth novel.
A film based on this novel was directed by Joel Schumacher and starred Susan Sarandan and Tommy Lee Jones. The movie was released on July 20, 1994. The film was so successful that it spawned a television series of the same name. It ran for one season (1995–1996).
Boyd Boyette, a United States Senator from Louisiana, goes missing. Because of his vocal opposition to a proposed major toxic landfill project by a company known to be Mafia-backed, murder is suspected. But nobody can be found and Roy Foltrigg, United States Attorney in New Orleans, is desperate for a suspect. Barry "The Blade" Muldanno, a well-known thug and nephew of Johnny Sulari, head of the local Mafia, is suspected. The FBIstalk Muldanno, hoping he'll lead them to the body.
lang="EN-US">Eleven-year-old Mark Sway, his younger brother Ricky and their divorced mother Dianne live in a trailer park in Memphis. Mark and Ricky are smoking cigarettes in the woods near their home, when they encounter a man trying to commit suicide by piping exhaust fumes into his car. Trying to remove the hose, Mark is grabbed by the man and forced into the car. The man, under the influence of drugs and alcohol, reveals himself to be lawyer Jerome Clifford. Clifford tells Mark that he is about to kill himself to avoid being murdered by Muldanno, who has revealed to him the location of Boyette's body. Mark manages to escape, and Clifford then shoots himself. Ricky becomes catatonic after witnessing the suicide and is hospitalized. Authorities - and the Mob - suspect that Clifford may have told Mark where the body is....
We will read some excerpts of the story, learn about the biography of John Grisham and watch some video clips of the movie version. It is not necessary to read the book in advance.
|1 Vormittag, 18.01.2020
Samstag, 09:00 - 12:00 Uhr
|Tessa Bauer, geprüfte Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin IHK|
vhs-Geschäftsstelle, Kirchenstr. 1, 82216 Maisach, Seminarraum 1
|Gebühr: 20,00 €|