WEEKLY WONDER: The Pelican Brief by John Grisham (#11)

Hey everyone!

Welcome to Weekly Wonder, a weekly series in which we recommend a new book every week giving out just enough teasers for you to see if you would like to read the book but without giving any spoilers.

This week’s Wonder is:

The Pelican Brief by John Grisham Cover


This post is at special request from mylifeascathy. Check out her blog! It’s awesome.


When two United States Supreme Court Justices, one Liberal and the other Conservative are assassinated under suspicious circumstances, there are a number of theories floating around the politically divided nation. Darby Shaw, a law student, comes up with one herself and writes a legal brief that comes to be known as the “Pelican Brief”; a brief that reads more like a conspiracy theory than anything that might have any connection with reality. Until… everyone who reads the Pelican Brief starts dying. How will Darby handle this situation? What exactly is in the Pelican Brief? Read the book to find out!


“An eager-beaver law student at Tulane wrote this damned thing, and it somehow made its way to Voyles, who read it and decided it had merit.

“His ideology was simple; government over business, the individual over government, the environment over everything. And the Indians, give them whatever they want.”

“Jensen was not fond of women. He was neutral on prayer, skeptical of free speech, sympathetic to tax protestors, indifferent to Indians, afraid of blacks, tough on pornographers, soft on criminals, and fairly consistent in his protection of the environment.”


  • It’s a John Grisham, enough said.
  • I love the way Grisham deals with the complex dynamics between the Law and various political, social and environmental issues.
  • I love the thrill of this book. I got insomnia once I started reading it and the only cure was finishing it.
  • The protagonist is a person I admire for her intellect, survival skills and a lot of qualities I won’t list simply because that would give away too much.
  • The ending. Ooh… the ending.

Well, I hope you all like the book! (Especially you, Cathy)

Let me know what you think about it in the comments!

Is there any book that you want us to do?

Are there any suggestions, thought, ideas and/or opinions that you want to share?

Put ’em all in the comments!

Happy Reading!



3 thoughts on “WEEKLY WONDER: The Pelican Brief by John Grisham (#11)

    1. I’m glad, Cathy. That is, in fact, the purpose of Weekly Wonder; to introduce people to more books and develop an interest for them without giving spoilers. Next week, Pallavi will continue with the Agatha Christie series and, rest assured, The Partner will be next!

      Do let me know if you would like any other books and I will try my best!

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