Book Review: The Whistler

The Whistler
I struggled through John Grisham's Gray Mountain and plain despised Rogue Lawyer but the author plumbs new depths with The Whistler, a frighteningly boring story about a disbarred lawyer who blows the whistle (hence the title) on corruption in the corridors of law with potentially life threatening consequences. What follows next in this insipid morality tale of "power corrupts" is utterly predictable, devoid of any surprises and packed with mundane descriptions, so much so that it feels as if Grisham had summoned a ghostwriter to go through the yearly motions. It's also the kind of story where not one single character is memorable, instead existing as mere exposition machines to take the narrative forward. Soulless and dull, The Whistler is an epic disaster from cover to cover. Skip!

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