A Reader posted a review at 2009-08-02 08:00:19.
<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4543990.The_Appeal" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img alt="The Appeal" border="0" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41e%2BO0QMO2L._SX106_.jpg" /></a> <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4543990.The_Appeal">The Appeal</a> by <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/721.John_Grisham">John Grisham</a>
My rating: <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/65855081">4 of 5 stars</a>
This was a gripping story, and I was riveted, right up to the final page. I found it topical, appalling, almost utterly believable, and quite infuriating.
I just happened to read this book at this time, with the greatest industrial pollution/deformed children scandal since Thalidomide in the headlines, not to mention the Acorn scandal, the Iranian election difficulties, and the swift passage of Bills in the US without time allowed for congressmen to read them.
It probably reflects life accurately, which depressed me unutterably. I find it hard to believe that the SEC would be blind to the insider trading. The political corruption, the vote rigging, the deceptive advertising, and the "buying" of a seat on a fictional Supreme Court were all plausibly written and very disturbing.
I highly recommend everything about this book except the ending.
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