Review: Bleachers

BleachersBleachers by John Grisham

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I read this quite a while ago, but I’m using previous notes to create this review. First let me say, this is not the genre I generally read. I don’t know why I picked this one up. Or why I finished it.

There isn’t a plot to speak of. Basically it’s several high school jocks drinking in the bleachers and reminiscing about their much-despised football coach. They’ve all returned for his upcoming death and funeral. Their conversations lead the reader through the past and things are learned about the characters, but to what end? I couldn’t connect with these people or find any desire to care about their stories. I found this book dull.

Again, this is not the type of book I typically read, so it had little chance to score well with me. To be fair, please check other reviews of people who read within this genre. I’ve read other John Grisham’s that were great. This one, not my cup o’ joe.

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