Monday, November 13

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: Gray Mountain by John Grisham

Format: 384 pages, Hardcover

Published: October 23, 2014 by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Thriller fiction /Library

It has been ages since I read a Grisham novel. I always like them, all that law talk makes it thrilling.

And here is even more stuff I have no idea about, Big coal. Damn dirty business.

Samantha looses her job, but to keep her hanging on her job tells her to work for a non profit for a year. Which takes her to coal country and a  legal aid clinic.

Omg, yes it is fiction, but pretty sure he knows his stuff. Like coal truck accidents. That was horrific. How things goes wrong when they blow things up. When dams break. Black lungs. Cancer clusters. And how Big Coal screws everyone over, and has everyone in their pocket.

Top mining? Was that the word? Blowing up mountain tops and going down. Nature effed over.

Samantha comes in to help and gets dragged in to big coal. And honestly how it ends, it was not that uplifting. The fight continues. But as long as they need coal then coal is there

Interesting story

One week ago, Samantha Kofer was a third-year associate at New York City's largest law firm. Now she is an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic deep in small-town Appalachia. When Lehman Brothers collapsed, she lost her job, her security, her future. As she confronts real clients with real problems, she finds herself a world away from her past life of corporate fat cats and fatter bonuses. This is coal country. Meth country. The law is different here. 


Carole Rae said...

Huh sounds pretty interesting

Blodeuedd said...

I do like Grisham