Tag: John Grisham

Standalone Sunday: A Time to Kill

Standalone Sunday was started by Megan over at Bookslayer Reads.

What is Standalone Sunday?

Each Sunday bloggers feature a standalone book (one that is not part of a series) that they loved or would recommend. The standalone can also be one you want to read. There is so much focus on books that are part of a series that standalone books seem to be forgotten. They can be just as great as book series!

Here is my selection for this week:

A Time to Kill by John Grisham

Book Description:

The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands.

For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client’s life–and then his own.


This is a story that most everyone knows. I would think most have seen the movie which stars Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, and Samuel L Jackson. It is a great but also hard to watch movie which deals with a father’s decision on and the consequences of this actions. As a parent, what would you do to the men who brutalized your daughter?

I own this book and hope to one day read it and see how it compares to the film.