Review: “The Rooster Bar”

by John Grisham

John Grisham has a wickedly mischievous mind. If I did not know any better, I’d think this book might be about his own youth. But then again, I do not think he lives in some isolated landing with a partner in crime, and owns some bar in a remote island somewhere… or does he! 

The Rooster Bar is a pretty fast, and fun read for those of you who are seeking to just have a couple of evenings doing nothing, relaxing and enjoying a virtual adventure. The story is interesting in that it speaks to middle class college and education students who are hopeful to find the perfect successful profession in law, but soon become bewildered about the school loan issue. Yes, it bewilders me as well. I wonder why we don’t hold these danged schools accountable if they offer to give you loans and tell you that you will be able to get a job in the field that you take coursework under, and then you don’t. I think if those students are unable to find the right job, the school should wipe out their loans completely… well….anyway… the loans should become zilch. And if they don’t we can always live vicariously in such characters as these who find a way to abandon their loan problem, at least for a while.

These students began a host of criminal behaviors because of the loans but it especially began when they lost a friend over such an event regarding career busts. After their friend commits suicide, they are emboldened to outsmart the system, and frankly they are somewhat impressive–until their not. 

Trust me; you will enjoy this read. Just don’t take it too seriously.

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