The Firmby John Grishamwas the publishing phenomenon of 1991. It served as the launching pad for Grisham’s long career, and for a great line by Gene Hackman in the movie adaptation: “The Firm frowns upon drinking at lunch. I’ll have a scotch and soda.”
However, these critical reviews of “The Firm” are a bit shaky :
I was the beach for a week with nothing good to read so I picked up a paperback copy of this book at a 7-11. Let this be a warning to us all– don’t buy literature at the same place you buy chili dogs.
…and this 2 star review, strangely reminiscent of Doctor Seuss:
I bought this book when it was first published, and I did not lke it. I read also the Italian translation, and I did not like it. I watched the movie, and I did not like it ( I am not a fan of Tom Cruise, do you believe it?).