I used to eschew all BESTSELLER fiction, but confess to a weakness for
John Grisham and Robin Cook – and that’s how it started…
APPEAL: Riveting, harrowing, terrifying. Our appointment system in Canada is not perfect, but definitely preferable to that of electing Supreme Court Judges. Grisham writes with some authority [He …served in the House of Representatives in Mississippi from January 1984 to September 1990. – Wikipedia]
But shame on Harper for ending the direct [$2}per-vote subsidy for political parties, which banned corporate donations. [link].
As I remember it this sprang from Chretien’s last meeting with Bill Clinton, when he learned that Hilary Hilary Clinton’s Senate campaign cost more than that of the entire Liberal Party of Canada!
CONFESSION: This book really stirred me up.
I am even more grateful to be Canadian, living WITHOUT elected judges, WITH gun control and WITHOUT the death penalty (our last execution was 1962).
I hope our next PM will re-instate the program listed above.
FIRM: a page turner;
bought the hardcover for a buck (torn dust-cover) (Box 17-04)
SUMMONS: slower-paced than The Firm, with a surprise ending
TESTAMENT: a good read; The Appeal was a hard act to follow
WALL St. LAWYER: the topic is homelessness – supremely satisfying