May
17
2011

Engrossed With The Pelican Brief by John Grisham

Earlier today, I started reading a new novel entitled, THEThe Pelican Brief PELICAN BRIEF by John Grisham, one of the great authors that I really admire. If I’m not mistaken, the last time I read a novel was more than two years ago, I think it was The Killing Hour by Lisa Gardner or maybe the Absolute Power or Hour Game by David Baldacci. All of which are about crime, thriller, suspense, mystery, and psychopaths. Oh, how I love these types of novels or movies!

Anyway, since as a Clinical Instructor, I have more free time, sitting their in the corner, while my students are busy doing their tasks on their respective areas, I decided, I can have the liberty to read a novel and free my mind from life’s worries just for a while. Actually, the reason why I haven’t read novels for quite sometime is that I was too preoccupied with my personal, family and work-related worries that I tend to think of how to deal with them all the time, even before and during my sleep!

Back to The Pelican Brief, I never expected to be this engrossed as I don’t like the teaser written on its back page. It just so happened that I have nothing else to read to “waste” my time and so I gave it a shot. I’m in the middle of the story now and I really can’t put it down, I really don’t want to, but I need to because I have to attend to much important matters. Anyway, I’ll continue reading it tomorrow and I guess the 400 plus pages will be over before we will be off.

I also happen to discover that there was a movie made way back in 1995 that was based on this very same novel bearing the same movie title, The Pelican Brief, which starred Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington and Sam Shepard, among others. According to the review, it stayed true to the novel. Now, I am downloading the movie and hopefully I can watch it tomorrow evening.

Anyway, if you love a little spoiler, I posted the synopsis of the novel based movie below:

Embroiled in an affair with Thomas Callahan (Sam Shephard), her alcoholic professor, precocious 24-year-old Tulane University law student Darby Shaw (Julia Roberts) writes up an insightful theory about the recent murder of two Supreme Court justices, one of whom, Abraham Rosenberg (Hume Cronyn), served as Callahan’s mentor. When Callahan shares this so-called “Pelican Brief” with buddy Gavin Verheek (John Heard), an FBI lawyer, the document makes its way to White House flack Fletcher Coal (Tony Goldwyn), who believes it could topple the current administration. When Callahan is murdered and the President (Robert Culp) convinces the FBI to hold off on investigating Darby’s theory, the resourceful student must go into hiding, stalked by relentless assassin Khamel (Stanley Tucci). Her only hope of escaping Callahan’s fate and proving her theory lies in Washington investigative reporter Gray Grantham (Denzel Washington), who’s already had one confidential source back out of sharing information about the assassinations. Source: http://movies.amctv.com/movie/119901/Pelican-Brief/details

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Praning5254 is an insomniac who started blogging since 2008. She is an educator and a Clinical Instructor offline, who has the passion for gadgets and other technology-related stuffs. Online, she maintains several blogs of various niches, which depicts her passion for technology, health, food, movies, books and other interesting stuffs.

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