The Rooster Bar

The Rooster Bar

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Three students who have borrowed heavily to attend a third-rate law school realize they have been caught in a scam when they discover that the school's owner also owns a bank specializing in student loans, and plot to expose the scam.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780385541176
0385541171
Characteristics: 352 pages :,25 cm.

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The novel has some strikingly well-drawn characters and a plot that edges tantalizingly close to a full-on caper story, but it also boasts some shrewd commentary on the scourge of fraudulent for-profit universities and the disastrous impact they can have on people's lives. It feels like this is a... Read More »


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brigpa1
Jan 11, 2018

Not exactly a book that I couldn't wait to get back to. The plot was ok but JG seems to insist on including his political viewpoints rather than just telling the story. He did this in his book about coal mining a couple of yrs ago also. He used to be so good!

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drjoanv
Jan 06, 2018

Really a disappointment. I have read all of Grisham's books. This and Camino Island had to have written by some other than the alleged author.

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dcoelho19
Jan 01, 2018

Entertaining book that I enjoyed reading. It was not his usual type story but I still licked it.

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Einer2
Dec 30, 2017

Grisham pointing out evils in the system! He could have written it about Trump U!! He will remain one of my go to authors, even if this one is not as exciting as some of his earlier works. He remains one of the best in fiction as far as I am concerned.

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dontbugmeimreading
Dec 23, 2017

I really enjoyed this book - it kept me wondering how things would turn out right until the very end. Sad thing to think about, all those people with crippling student loans, not just in the law profession but everywhere - and no jobs available.

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famjadi
Dec 21, 2017

I am surprised by all the negative comments, I really enjoyed the book. It may not be his best work but it is a well written book exploring an interesting subject (for profit colleges) . I also liked his exploration of illegal immigrants and their lives in America.

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12mar17
Nov 28, 2017

I am so glad I'm not the only one who was extremely disappointed in this book. I made myself finish the book hoping Grisham would redeem himself by the end of the book, but no such luck. When I read the author's notes at the end of the book I found out why. He said his idea for the story came from an article he read regarding student loans.....and that was as far as he went for research. I compared this book to reading a Danielle Steel novel - all fluff and no substance. Everyone has an off book, I hope this was his "one" and only.

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headintheclouds_84
Nov 26, 2017

I tried to give this book a chance... It started of okay, but then took a turn for the worse when it seemed as if Gordy's mental illness was consuming the plot of the story.... Due to this, I felt as if the author got way off track with what he wanted this story to actually be about. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to finish it.

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USAF1969
Nov 25, 2017

I regret that I am dropping Grisham from my "must read" list of authors after reading THE ROOSTER BAR. I earlier commented on CAMINO ISLAND noting that I had liked his books when they first came out and then drifted away from them. These two book taken together as a test drive have driven me off again. Both deal with unique and interesting contemporary issues and have what could be generally interesting story lines. But character development is weak and the interactions of the characters are often hard to swallow. Plus there are so many improbable leaps in the story telling. Sorry, but I am done with him.

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0007548100dmw
Nov 18, 2017

Another great Grisham book. Good story, humor and suspense....perfect.

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