The Rooster Bar - John Grisham

The Rooster Bar

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,592 Ratings


#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground.

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.
     But maybe there's a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right?  Well, yes and no . . .
     Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar.


  • The Rooster Bar

    By Follow up?
    Not even close to his usual work. Very boring and predictable. Sad to know he would be happy putting out this subpar book.😒
  • Uninspired, unbelievable, and disappointing

    By EmmasDAD422
    Highly disappointed; I feel like one of the clients that end up being scammed by this book’s main characters. It’s hard to find a place to begin, with so many aspects being sub-par. The plot was incredibly simplistic and vague. A lot of “action” takes place in this book, but none of it is described with any detail, or attached to a single clear theme. No time or effort seemed to have been put into making the various settings unique or interesting. Washington D.C., Barbados, Africa, are all very different, wonderful places, and I was unable to “see” any of them based on the author’s (lack of) description. The dialogue among the characters was canned, predictable, and corny. The conclusion was rushed and anti-climactic. In summary, I feel justified in saying that I regret spending a dime on this amateurish book. This book makes everything written by Dean Koontz seem fresh and exhilarating. I expected more from the great Grisham.
  • The rooster bar

    By grabmeandtakemeaway
    I love your books john, but this one kinda sucked. Atleast the ending was ok.
  • Rooster Bar

    By Pappa Stopper
    Great story of some truth that is probably happening or has happened.
  • Captivating!

    By RMC2015
    John Grisham at his best! Story was riveting.
  • A unique novel

    By Tigergoddessgirl
    In a swift change of pace from the typical courtroom thriller, this novel is a ballad to the hundreds of thousands of souls who strive or have striven after higher education. What it lacks in adventure, it gives back in painful truth : Sometimes, higher education come with a high price. If you want a satisfying read, this book delivers.
  • Entertaining, but...

    By Gregory.Watt
    I like John Grisham a lot, but had a little trouble with this one. I am an attorney and remember law school vividly. The premise and action of the book require frequent spans of suspension of disbelief. Implausible, improbable and impossible are all adjectives I would use to describe many of the situations in the book. But aside from that, it was entertaining.
  • The rooster bar

    By Jumpnhi
    A quick and fun read
  • The Rooster Bar Excursion

    By Rtpahl
    A fun, entertaining book. I didn’t want to put it down. Should be a great movie!
  • Very depressing

    By Buster6000
    I will say the classic line, “I never write reviews but had to this time.” I read books to try to escape from real life. Oh ... ok ... I don’t mind a bit of truth/education in fiction books, but not to the level this book went. Suicide, horrible corruption, lack of morals ... the list goes on for this book. Again if you want to be TOTALLY depressed, read this book. Sorry John, I have always liked your books and have read MANY of yours but I put this one down half way through. I didn’t see any reason to finish it.