Bleachers [John Grisham] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback. John Grisham abandons the legal world for American football in Bleachers. What a shame, says Harry Ritchie. Now, as Coach Rake’s “boys” sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old games, relive the.

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It had no bound or thing that could hamper it. Nothing new or interesting here. I felt the author may have been experimenting – trying a different style of writing.

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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. There is a mystery involving the legendary ’87 championship, and Neely has unfinished business with an old high school sweetheart, but neither story line comes to much. It’s an easy read as Grisham usually is, but also as is typical of his writing, there are some unexpected twists and excellent development of the characters.

Physically a narrow book, Bleachers is a modest fiction in many respects. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Lists with This Book.

A weakness in this book is that there isn’t really a situation in where something really exciting happens, most of it is sad. Yet he returns to share a vigil with the team members he left behind 15 years ago.


Coach Eddie Rake Although he never appears in the flesh in the story, he is definitely the main character. But just when there’s the threat of inventive success, Grisham blows it, as the players switch off the tape and turn to each other’s versions of the match in dull dialogue. Neely knows the score: The Activist Theodore Boone: It’s an easy read as Grisha I read this on the flight to Austin two weeks ago. Eddie Rake was a tough, mean, high school football coach with undefeated teams for many years.

Inafter trailing at halftime to East Pike, and crippled by a broken hand, the gutsy quarterback rallies the Spartans to a victory for Messina’s first state championship in seven years, achieved without the assistance of coach Rake.

Neely Crenshaw is now a man who is all grown up and must finally forgive his coach and himself with the incidents they had in life before he can get his life back on track. Kid Lawyer Hleachers Boone: Rabbit A tall gangly man who had been hired grieham a teacher at Messina High School even though he had never gone beyond the ninth grade. Buy the selected items together This item: Like many second-string players in any sport, ‘Bleachers’ will not have the opportunity to grasp glory, but it is consistent and solid and there when you need it.

We learn that even great people can make mistakes, we learn how to forgive, and how to ask for forgiveness. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Bleachers by John Grisham

I would recommend this book to a classmate because it focuses on the outlook of life and everything that can occur. Blechers in life needs a person to help them with pushing yourself to get better more than we would push ourselves. English Choose a language for shopping. He is able to get his guilt off his bleacgers, but he leaves with her coldness following him.

View Full Version of PW. Lots of good messages in this one. He avoids talking to people about it, but shows up unannounced at the old stadium on consecutive nights.

A number of inconsistencies involve he main character, Neely Crenshaw: Rake had saved him from losing his job by having him assigned as the assistant athletic director.

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When you’re a best selling novelist you can get anything published. During a grueling unsanctioned Gridham morning practice inMessina player Scotty Reardon died of a heat stroke.

He is a legend in Messina, having coached the high school football team for 34 years and piling up tremendous statistics. This time around, it was a bestseller. Neely – the knee-damaged super quarterback of the stunning state championship — is back, for the first time in a long time.