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The Rooster Bar
The Rooster Bar | John Grisham
#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grishams newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm thats on shaky ground. Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam. But maybe there's a way out. Maybe theres a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no . . . Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar.
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Eeyore031370
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Pickpick

Enjoyed listening to this one!

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rebbyj
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Mehso-so

not his best. but his standard formula

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KathyWheeler
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All the main characters in this book lack any sense of morality, and the things they do are idiotic, so it‘s hard to sympathize with them. One character, Zola, seems to exist merely to hook the immigration story on and to add diversity (black, female, and Muslim — I‘m surprised Grisham didn‘t also make her gay). The immigration parts seem like a separate book and make no sense in this one. There are Grisham books worth reading; this is not one.

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KathyWheeler
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The main characters in this book just did something so colossally stupid that I‘m having trouble feeling any sympathy for them. AND they are arrogant about it!

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 results
Walking = 2.15 miles
Eating = good on veggies and protein

@wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn @cewilf @cobwebmoth @Megabooks @RachelO @TheEllieMo @Trashcanman #goteam

Megabooks Fantastic!! 👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
cobwebmoth Nice job on your walking and eating!☺ 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3mo
Emilymdxn Well you‘ve made much better decisions than the book people that‘s for sure! 3mo
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KathyWheeler
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Not loving this book so far. Grisham takes on two huge issues — fraud in school loans and immigration. That‘s making the book lose focus.

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2
Walking = 3.31 miles in 3 walks
Eating = good on veggies but had pie and hush puppies.

@wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn @cewilf @cobwebmoth @Megabooks @RachelO @TheEllieMo @Trashcanman

Jennick2004 Yikes that sounds loaded 3mo
KathyWheeler @Jennick2004 Yeah — he probably should‘ve chosen just one issue. 3mo
ChasingOm Looks like some beautiful scenery during your walks! 3mo
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wanderinglynn Great day! 🙌🏻 3mo
KathyWheeler @ChasingOm We live maybe an hour from the Gulf. These are the marshes across the road from the beach. (edited) 3mo
Megabooks Awesome job!! 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
BookwormAHN Great job 🌼 3mo
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Schnoebs
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Picked up the fantasy at Half Priced Books yesterday and got The Rooster Bar for $1.99 at goodwill. Not a big thriller person but for that price I thought I would give the genre another try!

#bookhaul #halfpricedbooks #fantasy #thriller #mpls #twincities

allthingskayla A Winter‘s Promise is so good. 3mo
Schnoebs @allthingskayla I‘ve heard some concerns over the writing in general (even in the French editions) but I‘m still excited to get into it 3mo
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Megabooks
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#BarAssociation is probably my favorite Ferengi episode. For those non-Trekkies, Ferengi are a species driven by profit and greed.

The employees at the local Ferengi bar on DS9, go to form a union 😱 to get Quark to treat them better, but things go awry for Quark when his nemesis liquidator Brunt shows up. I love Jeffery Combs as Brunt. Great episode!!

This is a book that I‘ve been meaning to read with Bar in the title. #StarTrekSummerJune👇🏻

Megabooks Retrospectively, I wish I had chosen more Ferengi episodes for this challenge because I really do enjoy them!! 3mo
Ruthiella Deep Space 9 is my absolute FAVORITE of the TV shows! I‘ll have a Romulan ale please and what ever my buddy Morn wants.😄 3mo
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emilycoc
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Pickpick

Excellent read!

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emilycoc
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This will be my next read. Not a re-read either! My parents picked this up for me at a library sale a few months ago.

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Trace
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Mehso-so

Definitely a unique plot but not as thrilling or interesting as the standard Grisham story.

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BooksAndBrews04
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What do you do when you realize that your law school is going to leave you with poor job prospects and hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt? Drop out in your last semester and commit some felonies. What do you do after that? Commit more felonies. It wouldn‘t have been so bad if the main characters were actually likeable. 2 out of 5 stars.

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Villo
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Mehso-so

Good enough story but a little too complicated by the end for an abrupt end not very realistic. #2018

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eashline92
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I am "booked" this weekend ?

Slajaunie I‘m trying to be in a reading bubble. My husband and son are loud and the dog keeps wanting attention. 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Slajaunie totally understand what you're doing thru! I'm in a pretty much similar situation too 😔 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Mine are baby, toddler, hubby, TV 😭😭 I love them to bits but sometimes one just needs their quiet reading time 😑 9mo
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Loric
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Mehso-so

It‘s been a long time since I read a Grisham book and I wonder if perhaps I‘ve outgrown his work. The story overall was ok, not especially good but not terribly bad. I didn‘t find it to be thrilling, suspenseful or even believable. while I didn‘t agree with the choices the 3 characters made, I found myself rooting for the fools the majority of the time. I wouldn‘t consider this a legal thriller, more so a caper, like watching a train wreck.

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kricheal
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Mehso-so

I liked this more than Camino Island but idk...somehow I haven't found any of his books yet that I've enjoyed. #53

Andrew65 I enjoyed his early work pre 2000. Since then not so much. My favourites would be The Testament, A Time to Kill and A Painted House. 11mo
BarbaraBB I completely agree with @Andrew65! His first few books were so good and then he became a bit predictable and meh 11mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder I've only read A Time to Kill. It was fabulous. I didn't want to spoil that experience so I never read another Grisham 😂 11mo
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kricheal @Andrew65 @BarbaraBB @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Now I'm curious... I've read these two Grishams just because it was convenient on the overdrive app. I'm pretty sure I have a copy of A Time to Kill on my shelves that is unread. I have a TBR jar that I rely on for my next unread shelved book... I might have to bypass my system for this one. 11mo
Andrew65 @kricheal 😂 Every system was made to be broken. A Time to Kill is a great classic and also an excellent film of it starring Matthew Mcconaughey, Sandra Bullock and the great Samuel L Jackson! https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117913/ 11mo
erank58 I would reccomend The Firm, The Pelican Brief, and The Client-- not sure if yove read any of those, but those are my personal favorites!! 11mo
BarbaraBB @erank58 Yes, those are great, along with the above mentioned A Time to Kill, my favorite! 11mo
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kricheal
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Starting this next

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Blueberry
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Driving home from a weekend visiting my friend in Oregon back to California. Reading this while my son drives. Lots of smokey skies and air.

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Elsuttie
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This book got better as it went on, it really draws you in. I didn‘t see the ending coming at all. Well written, slick and fast paced.

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Chelsie_shot
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First #24in48 COMPLETE! @24in48

24in48 🎉👏🎉👏 14mo
Rachbb3 Great job! 👍🏼 14mo
GypsyKat Congratulations!!!🍾🎉 📚⏱ 14mo
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LMJenkins
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Bailedbailed

Whelp.....I‘m bailing. I hate to do this, but with so many books piled up around me that I want to read, I just don‘t think I‘m going to drag out the second half of this book any longer. It‘s not bad — but it just hasn‘t pulled me in and I‘m more than halfway through. 😕

tracey38 Life's too short to finish a book you aren't enjoying! 1y
TheFunkyBookworm I haven‘t read this one but my hubby did and he slogged his way through it and didn‘t enjoy it. We both enjoyed Camino Island tho- which is the one he released before rooster bar! 1y
LMJenkins @TheFunkyBookworm I liked Camino Island too! 1y
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LMJenkins
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#TuesdayTidbits

1. I‘m sitting in my sunroom with a pile of books, my iPad and a glass of Chardonnay.
2. Reading The Rooster Bar and Mooncop.
3. I wander my shelves, piles, ebook library and borrowed library stack until I find the one that feels just right.

SilversReviews Love where you are. 😋 Thanks for playing. 1y
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Jnnlb
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Grisham‘s book, “Rooster Bar” left me unfulfilled. I finished it and two things came to mind, glad I got it from the library (free) and with so many books to read, maybe I didn‘t need to have read this after all.
I did not like the characters and there was no good versus evil theme, this time everyone is bad. Read my full review at thejwordpress.wordpress.com

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LMJenkins
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Samplergal
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Grisham is quite a storyteller. Loved it as it was set in DC, and reminded me of all the old haunts. What a story! I wonder if he has sold the movie 🎥 rights. #greatstory

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Samplergal
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Enjoying this one. Takes me back to DC.

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AF_AF
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I am enjoying this book!

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kimgnix
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Bailedbailed

Listened to the first CD, but just couldn‘t get in to it.

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Songbird72
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Mehso-so

Meh. My least favorite book of his that I've ever read. I felt the plot was all over the place. Too many things going on. And I didn't really care about the characters. It was disappointing.

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Chellebearss
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Typical John Grisham. He is pretty dependable for a decent, enjoyable read. It's no A Time to Kill but it is comparable to his recent works. 3.5🌟

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PlainJayne81
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This was my first experience of John Grisham & I wasn't disappointed..

Very interesting read about three Law Students struggling with student debt & other things..

I will definitely be reading more by Grisham.. 😃

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PlainJayne81
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I've almost finished #theroosterbar by #johngrisham.. 👍

So got me some more.. Excited!!

#lovebooks.. #reading.. #kindle.. #goodreads.. #litsy.. #jamespatterson.. #linwoodbarclay..

📚😍📚

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PlainJayne81
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Coffee Break.. 😜

70% in.. Wonder if I can make this coffee break a long one so I can finish it today.. 😂

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PlainJayne81
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School Morning Craziness is done.. Gonna take a half hour coffee break & do a bit of reading.. 😂

I'm halfway through it now.. 😃

It started off slow, in my opinion, but it's got me all hooked now.. I am enjoying it..

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PlainJayne81
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Good Afternoon/Morning/Evening to all my fellow Littens.. 😍 (is that right? Littens?)

I figured out a quicker way to add all my books.. 😁 (I just searched for them and clicked 'Have Read' & done, nothing fancy, in case anyone was wondering.. 😜)

AND I've got my To Read List all Stacked Up.. 😁😁

Now I'm all motivated to get some reading done..

Litsy IS awesome!! 😍

JennyBookworm Yay! I'm so glad you are enjoying it! 🎉 2y
PlainJayne81 I so am 2y
PlainJayne81 I so am @JennyBookworm.. 😊 I was reading before sleep for first time in months & woke early to get some reading in too.. Thank You for your introduction.. 😁 2y
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PlainJayne81
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I've come back to check out Litsy.. I'm currently reading The Rooster Bar.. My first John Grisham experience.. 25% in and I am really enjoying it.. 😁

ValkyrieAndHerBooks Welcome to Litsy! 🎉😍📚💕 2y
LiteraryinLititz Welcome (back)! 2y
Andrew65 I love his early Books, Welcome 😊 2y
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PlainJayne81 Thank You @ValkyrieAndHerBooks & @LiteraryinLititz.. It's great to be back.. Reckon I will be staying put.. It's perfect.. 😁 2y
PlainJayne81 It's my first Grisham.. I'll definitely be checking some of his others.. and Thank You @Andrew65.. 😊 2y
LauraBrook Welcome (back?) to Litsy! I haven‘t read Grisham since the 90s, I should revisit his work! 2y
PlainJayne81 Thanks @LauraBrook.. I did join a couple of months ago but struggled to find any recent posts or people so I could get into it.. I am really enjoying this one.. Wish I had more quiet time so I can binge read it.. 😂 2y
Andrew65 Not courtroom ones but loved The Testament, The Painted House amongst others. (edited) 2y
PlainJayne81 I will check those out @Andrew65.. 😊 2y
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Gaylagal2
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It's pouring rain, another great excuse to read and watch TV. Not that I need one🤓🤙

Scarlett_ohara Amen to that! 🤓 2y
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BrenaJo
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Starting in on this wonderful Christmas present! A little embarrassed that it‘s taken me 2 months...

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Gaylagal2
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This book is incredibly hard to put down. One of my favorite Grisham novels 🤓📚

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Mshookquilts
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As usual, Grisham gives a good read. I found myself having to take breaks from the book. However, I believe that was more over several of the topics rather than the author‘s skill.

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Mshookquilts
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...and now for a Grisham!

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ChrisM
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Mehso-so

Book 7 in the #24in48 readathon & I‘m losing steam. A story of for profit law schools & the miserable prospects of their graduates & a scheme to bring it to light but several students. It was easy to read but I was never attached to any of the characters.

BlameJennyJane Holy homestretch, Batman! Awesome! 👏🏽 2y
Andrew65 Almost there! 🙌 2y
Bookladylinda Only so -so??? I bought this one recently, I haven‘t read John Grisham in a long time I‘m hoping for a good legal thriller! 2y
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Not generally my type of read, but I enjoyed it. 🐓 🐓🐓🐓 Also, not his best but I did like the backlit idea of the main characters‘ friend, who committed suicide, being the ‘past‘ hero.

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guinsgirlreads
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She‘s making my last 10 minutes of reading time before work quite difficult..😹😻 #catsoflitsy

Tanzy13 🐱 2y
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guinsgirlreads
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I‘m only taking like a 30 minute break today to read, and he‘s like ‘ummmm no‘ .🤷🏻‍♀️😂 #catsoflitsy #gingerbrat

CoverToCoverGirl Bet you can‘t resist that sweet face! 😍😊 2y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
guinsgirlreads @CoverToCoverGirl lol neverrr ! 😂😊 2y
LisaJo That look. 😂 2y
Mdargusch That look on his face. 😎 2y
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Gittelbooks
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Grisham explores illegal immigrants & the student loan scandals in a page-turning narrative that skillfully combines these seemingly unrelated issues. Three disgruntled students about to graduate from a tenth tier for-profit law school, act out the fantasies of everyone who ever wanted to turn the system on its head and right a wrong in the process. Easily the best Grisham in a very long time.

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lindseytailored
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I liked the book cover better than the plot. Wouldn‘t really call this a “thriller” and felt the story line was flat. Had to push through to get to the end. ⭐️⭐️

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guinsgirlreads
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They‘re sleepy 💤, and I‘m just not in a P.D. James kind of mood right now, I‘ll probably go back to it after this Grisham 💋🖤 #catsoflitsy #currentread

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lizlamie
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Loving is so far!