Finished reading the latest John Grisham book, The Appeal, a couple days ago. He hadn't written a legal novel in several years, so I was kind of excited to get back to one, sort of a 90s nostalgia thing. I was really disappointed. It has a good subject -- how big business is buying the U.S. judicial system -- which I totally agree with him on, but the story is so contrived, so lazy, so lacking in any subtlety, that the message is lost. It should have been a non-fiction book about the real problem.