The BEST 21st Episode Ever : "The Guardians"
Updated: Jun 27, 2020
This week Mandy hosts our book club discussion about the book The Guardians by John Grisham. We talk about wrongful convictions, Grisham's writing style and so much more. Please join us for our lively discussion of this legal thriller.
Book club questions
What did you guys think of the settings? The towns? Really close to home!
What did you think of the story itself - the plot? (i.e. - aside from anything else, did the story itself grab your attention?)
Did you think that this book was predictable? If so, what was predictable? If not, what surprised you?
John Grisham writes what critics began to call "legal thrillers." That is a packed term with two loaded words. Does this book live up to the term?
I am a huge huge fan of true crime. I actually listen to Crime Junkie every Monday and one of the things that always gets to me is when it seems like there is an agenda to convict the wrong person. Even though this is a book of fiction, I think that injustice, in the form of wrongful convictions happens ALL. THE. TIME. People get framed (like with the flashlight), people get put in jail when there is no evidence connecting them to the crime scene, people get convicted based off perjured testimonies. In this book, what are some ways that Quincy was pinned for the murder of Keith Russo?
John Grisham pretty much sets all of his books in the South or the Deep South. We are all aware of the South’s history with white supremacy and racial injustice. Grisham started writing in the mid-80s, so it’s interesting to read some of his older books from 30 years ago and see that there are race undertones in all of them, but I do think the perspective is different. How does race play a factor in this story?
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