The Rooster Bar - John Grisham

The Rooster Bar

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 2,701 Ratings


#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground.

“[A] buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . Grisham writes in such an inventive spirit. . . . A treat.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.
But maybe there’s a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no . . .
Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar.
“Satisfying . . . Grisham [is] at his best when he brings his sardonic sense of humor to the sometimes questionable ethics of law and banking.”—USA Today
“[A] smartly told tale . . . gratifying and all-too-real.”—The Washington Post


  • Not a good book

    By Cj1952
    I hated this book. Never finished it.
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    By San Josean since 1957
    Great Book but left me feeling it was an incomplete story ending.
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    By sippleg
    I am a great follower of John Grisham’s work but I do not like this book at all. Could not make myself read it all the way to the end.
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    By WJMreborn
    We will never know how Mr. Grisham spins his tales. He most definitely is among the great playwrights and authors of a all time. Thank you, Mr. Grisham, for providing me a place to escape for many decades.
  • Could not finish

    By little buck 10
    Book was the worst Grisham has written too date. Finally gave up about a third way thru the book.
  • quite depressing

    By dorsgm8
    this book takes an unilaterally cynical view of the education, judicial and immigration system in the US. DON’T GET ME WRONG: all of these systems are broken. Yes, student debt is a problem, and education is too expensive, but the idea that suicide or crime is the only solution is extreme to say the least. Grisham usually points out the faults in society and provides a creative solution. While entertaining to read at times, this one just leaves the reader sad. No bright star. Pick a different Grisham in my opinion.
  • Disappointing

    By Owaller01
    Grisham used to be a great writer and I really enjoyed his earlier works. This particular book, frankly, stunk.
  • Rooster Bar

    By Norminsky
    Author is getting by on his name. He actually apologizes after the end of the book.
  • Where did Grisham go?

    By JCinNC1968
    Can’t believe this is the same author who wrote the books I’ve enjoyed so much over the years. The back and forth conversations were forced and did not flow. Get back to the basics and give us something worth reading please. DISAPPOINTED!
  • Chicken bar

    By Tucson reader
    What the heck? Dumb students, sign loans to pay for law school and run away from them? There had to be a better idea. Ending makes you think they got away with it. Hiding in Africa is better than facing facts! Seriously, not the Grisham I used to read. And I’m done.