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A Time to Kill
by John Grisham | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingAntof9wing of Lakewood, Colorado USA on 6/6/2004
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by RockaRolla): to be read

3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingAntof9wing from Lakewood, Colorado USA on Sunday, June 06, 2004

This book has not been rated.

leftover from a church garage sale -- specifically for releasing! 

Journal Entry 2 by wingAntof9wing from Lakewood, Colorado USA on Monday, June 14, 2004

8 out of 10

Had to read this one before releasing it. I think it's the only Grisham book I hadn't read. This was also one of the first books I've ever read *after* seeing the movie. Although that isn't my preferable book/movie order, it wasn't too bad!

I thought the movie was a decent adaptation. A few interesting exceptions -- Sandra Bullock's character shows up early in the movie. In the book, I had almost decided she was added for the movie because she came into the story so late. I was also really surprised that the comments made by one of the jurors (no spoilers) were essentially Matthew McConaghy's closing remarks in the movie. Otherwise, I loved picturing Oliver Platt as Harry Rex, Samuel L. Jackson as Carl Lee and Donald Sutherland as Lucien.

A significant note in my own life -- the movie has a quote in it that isn't in the book -- a quote I often use on my own bookshelf -- The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. --Edmund Burke. I love this quote, and refer to it often.

I first saw the movie shortly after a trip to Mississippi in 2003. I have to say that I was shocked. It truly felt like a time warp. I remember going by the prison where John M. Perkins was beaten horribly and being told that that had happened in the last 30 years. IN MY LIFETIME! It seems to me that those things happened 100 years ago, not since I've been alive. It definitely opened my eyes. Click here for one of Perkins's books.

I really don't need to say much about this -- it's an old Grisham, and most people know the story. The main character is a lawyer and it takes place in the south. This is, however, one of his better books. Obviously, it's more meaningful if the subject matter is meaningful to you.

Reserved for a good release spot. 

Journal Entry 3 by wingAntof9wing at Post Office-Lakewood; by Federal Center on Alameda in Lakewood, Colorado USA on Tuesday, June 29, 2004

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Released on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at Post Office (main) in Federal Center on Alameda in Lakewood, Colorado USA.

Rather than a "good" release spot, I'm going to settle for "convenient". Going to drop this off at the Post Office when I send this.

Leaving it on the counters across from the P.O. boxes.

Journal Entry 4 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Sunday, September 05, 2004

8 out of 10

I am in the process of reading the book now. So far it is a very interesting book.


Journal Entry 5 by RockaRolla from Aurora, Colorado USA on Friday, December 15, 2006

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Found this last night at a local high school fundraiser. Since I normally don't release books back "into the wild", its travels may well stop here with me. Don't know for sure yet, will have to think about it....

First, though, I have to read it. 

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