The Rooster Bar

The Rooster Bar

by John Grisham
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The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground.

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.
     But maybe there's a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right?  Well, yes and no . . .
     Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385541176
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 293
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

John Grisham is the author of thirty-one novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and six novels for young readers.


Oxford, Mississippi, and Albemarle County, Virginia

Date of Birth:

February 8, 1955

Place of Birth:

Jonesboro, Arkansas


B.S., Mississippi State, 1977; J.D., University of Mississippi, 1981

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The Rooster Bar 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 199 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
It sounds cliche... but I literally could not put it down, reading in one sitting. Of course, Mr. Grisham comes through with another great lawyer story.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Im a great Grisham fan but this is not worth reading!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Not even remotely up to par with his other books, had to force myself to finish it.
Anonymous 9 months ago
The topic of student loans is timely, but the chacters were not as believeable as most Grisham personalities. Their actions often seemed for ed by the author. Grjsham books often have some wonderful humor inside a crisis, but not this time. I almost stopped reading it half way through, but plugged kn to the end. The ending turned out to be very contrived. NOT one if Grisham's best.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Original, fresh and thoroughly entertaining.
Anonymous 10 months ago
1/3 through and it stinks. Slow and boring.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Good story, well written, classic John Grisham. He is a gifted storyteller.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Grisham always gets your attention early!
jimpol 9 months ago
Readable but not a John Grisham "wow." Story went in circles with stuff not related to core; seems like writer's ideas went dry toward the end.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Definitely not his best work ,
Anonymous 9 months ago
Moved along way too slow and nothing or no one to root for. Grisham couldn’t do any worse.
Anonymous 9 months ago
This book is one of the worst i have ever read
Anonymous 10 months ago
Another home run for John Grisham. I patiently await his next book which i have no doubt will be awsome! This one was extremely good!
Anonymous 23 days ago
Great Read!! GREAT BOOK!!
Anonymous 9 months ago
First of his books that I did not care for at all.
GAgirl1 9 months ago
I am a big Grisham fan and have read many of his books. This one was not as good as the others. Slow and boring.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Very slow moving. The only John Grisham book I haven't loved.
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Anonymous 10 months ago
What happened to the likes of A TIME TO KILL and THE PELICAN BRIEF? Did Grisham actually write this? Will think twice before pre-ordering his next one Bottom line----save your $$$
Anonymous 10 months ago
Great book
Anonymous 10 months ago
The timing of this book could not have been better
Anonymous 7 months ago
Incredibly entertaining
Anonymous 7 months ago
Nice reading.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Great story line. How many disappointed law school graduates are out there, burdened with insurmountable debt and no job prospects? I wonder how many private law schools like this exist, supported by the government, knowingly or unknowingly, diploma mills with average students and less than adequate professors, with little or no chance for employment because of their sub-par education, never having a chance from the get-go, and who enroll wrongly believing they have a chance at a professional career? The main characters concoct a fantastic scheme to extricate themselves from their dead-end lives using the Internet as their teacher. John Grisham makes it all look so easy.
Anonymous 7 months ago