Just completed reading John Grisham’s The Broker. It was nice, but very unlike other Grisham novels. Generally he writes legal thrillers. This too was a kind of thriller, but not a legal one. It was more like a novel written by Alistair Maclean. The book is just about a guy who is on the run, running from everyone, coz everyone is out to kill him. He is initially the bad guy, but as the book progresses, he turns good, has a hridaya parivartan and then the usual stuff. How he evades all the bad guys (here bad guys mean the intelligence agencies of US, China and Israel), manages to put his hands on the money he staashed away years ago, learns Italian and in the mean time learns to hack (that is send mails) and also gets entangled with a girl – this is what the book is all about. Typical Hindi-movie novel, but it was a nice read. I think John Grisham should stick to legal thrillers only. Even though the book was good, it had good pace, nice settings and good grip; but it lacked the twist that seems to me a trademark of Grisham novels and there was absolutely no legal stuff.
One small question – Is there something like IMDb for books ? Some website where books are rated and I can read their reviews ? If anyone knows of any such thing, do please let me know..
Feb 18th, 3:42 pm