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Love Story

Erich Segal’s Love story


1st of all i was surprised to see the book has only 187 pages, not that it matters. but that’s something new for me. I remember seeing this book whenever i went to the book stores. At that time i never felt i should buy it though the title was tempting. I just felt it ll be some other love story, nothing great.

But this books really has that ‘x-factor’ that makes it unique. I like the way how it starts and it just flows by without any stumbles on the way. Now this is a story about Oliver Barrett IV and Jennifer Cavilleri. Oliver is very rich who is studying in Harvard and on his way to make a career in law. Jenny is studying music at Radcliffe. Oliver makes one feel like he is the guy next door and jenny is this high spirited, wisecracking young woman. Both hit it off at the 1st time with an initial funny and a sarcastic encounter.

They were definitely meant to be. it was almost a match made in haven. Almost. After a few up’s and downs [with Oliver’s father OB III ] they get married. but they have to work really hard to make ends meet. this was truly a test for them. How they got along through this tough time was remarkable though it was short, nonetheless they stuck to each other.

After Oliver gets his law degree and gets a great job everything seems to be going great. Untill they find out about the cancer [leukemia]. Here the story just goes with the flow without anything further. The end was the most heart wrenching for me. Till then everything was like alright.

This book is a great read. even if one doesnt like reading books they can give this a try since its very short and u can finish it in a record time. the best thing about this book was its simple, straight forward and realistic.

I would give it 4.2  out of 5.
Happy reading:)


January 31, 2009 at 6:34 pm Leave a comment

The Street Lawyer

Grisham’s The Street Lawyer.

Street lawyer

The Street Lawyer is about The big bucks these lawyers make in the big firms. Who no longer care for the poor and unprotected as they did when they were in law school. The story starts of with a guy keeping few lawyers hostages, including the one on whom the story is based, Michael Brock, who works in Drake & Sweeney. After spending some hours as hostages and seeing the man be killed by the cops He starts rethinking his needs. Once an ambitious man now wants to help bring justice to the poor.

Micheal’s Marriage too is failing. His wife is a surgeon and is tired of waiting for her husbands busy schedules to slow down. So she keeps herself busy and slowly they drift off from each other. Finally they both head for divorce. By this time Michael’s all trying to figure out why the man had come to take them as hostage and all the things he had said to them during that time.

He wants to know how the poor are treated. Soon he finds a case that threatens the ex-company he worked for, D&S law firm. If the case becomes public then D&S has lot many at stakes. And so they want Michael to keep quiet and they try their best to stop him. Micheal’s former partners has become his bitter enemy and he has become the most dangerous man to D&S. Its one man’s fight against a hundred.

* what i liked about the book is how interesting michael’s character is. He had everything and yet was ready to leave it behind to do what he felt was the right thing to do. He goes through so many difficult problems in order to give justice to the poor. I also liked the character Mordecai Green, who is very reliable and determined and helps Michael most of  the time. What i didn’t like is not much, just not as fast paced as expected. but a good one to read.

I would rate it 3.8  out 5.
Happy Reading:)

January 31, 2009 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

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