Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Book Review: "Presumed Innocent" by Scott Turow

Presumed Innocent
Author: Scott Turow
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446676441
Genre: fiction, mystery, thriller

About the Book:

"Rusty Sabich is a prosecuting lawyer in Chicago who enters a nightmare world when a colleague with whom he has been having an affair is found raped and strangled - and he is accused of the crime. This 'insider' book, by a Chicago lawyer, was one of the great crime novels of the 1980s, and a huge international bestseller as well as a successful film."









My Thoughts:

This book has been difficult for me to both read and review. I found the storyline itself to be fascinating, with twists and turns and a shocking ending. Although I enjoyed the storyline, I had a difficult time with the main character, Rusty Sabich. Rusty came across as a woman hater, very crass and a user, and no matter how much I wanted to enjoy the story, I despised Rusty, and it made the story almost a chore for me to get through.

I had a huge love/hate relationship with this book. It is a good suspenseful read, but I just couldn't get past the dislike for the main character. It produced a lot of strong emotions on my part. All in all, it is still an interesting and captivating book.

Parental note - This book is an adult book. The content is strong in both language, violence and sexuality.

About the Author:

Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of seven best-selling novels: Presumed Innocent (1987), The Burden of Proof (1990), Pleading Guilty (1993), The Laws of Our Fathers (1996), Personal Injuries (1999), Reversible Errors (2002) and Ordinary Heroes (2005). A novella, Limitations, was published as a paperback original in November 2006 by Picador following its serialization in The New York Times Magazine. His works of non-fiction include One L (1977) about his experience as a law student, and Ultimate Punishment (2003), a reflection on the death penalty.

Book was provided by Hachette Book Groups for me to honestly review.

1 comment:

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Thanks for your review on this. I don't think I'd like it.

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