Finished the latest Grisham novel

- the last juror. Its a sentimental return to Clanton - the mississipi town he used in a Time to Kill. Its set slightly earlier in time, so there's no overlap of plot, but a bunch of the characters are re-used.

So - is it any good ? Its very sentimental. Lots of unnecessary character development, instead of action. "Slow-moving" seems to sum it up. Still, an enjoyable read. Not up to his "best" ones such as The Firm or Runaway Jury, but a damn sight better than "Missing Christmas" or "The Chamber"..

I'd rate it as a four-hour read - enough for a quick hop across the pond.

Just starting the new Le Carre - Absolute Friends. Le Carre always starts slow - but the characters are spot on as usual.