quarta-feira, 30 de junho de 2010

John Grisham: como Theodore Boone surgiu

John Grisham conversa com Gaby Wood, responsável da seção de livros do Telegraph, sobre por que ele decidiu escrever seu primeiro romance para crianças e que secretamente gostaria de criar algo como Harry Potter.

terça-feira, 29 de junho de 2010

John Grisham: Hollywood e sucesso

John Grisham conversa com Gaby Wood, responsável da seção de livros do Telegraph, sobre como sobreviver tendo seus livros transformados em filmes, e a convivência como os atores mais bem sucedidos do mundo.

Novo livro de John Grisham em Agosto

Contagem regressiva!!!

É isso mesmo, em Agosto de 2010 tem novo livro de John Grisham nas prateleiras!!!

Ford County já está em fase de finalização e tem como título provisório, A LEI.

O lançamento sairá pela editora Rocco que detém com exclusividade os direitos do autor no Brasil.

segunda-feira, 28 de junho de 2010

John Grisham: o problema com a política são os eleitores

John Grisham conversa com Gaby Wood, responsável da seção de livros do Telegraph, sobre o seu breve período como político e por que ele odiou esta fase em sua vida. A conversa aconteceu no Royal Institution com a participação de leitores do Telegraph.

terça-feira, 22 de junho de 2010

John Grisham: como me tornei um escritor

John Grisham conversa com Gaby Wood, responsável da seção de livros do Telegraph, sobre como ele deixou de ser um advogado medíocre, para se tornar um dos autores que mais vendem atualmente. A conversa aconteceu no Royal Institution com a participação de leitores do Telegraph.

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John Grisham dará palestra para bibliotecários

John Grisham dará palestra para bibliotecários Conferência anual da American Library Association (ALA) que acontecerá de 24 a 29 de Junho em Washington, DC

John Grisham irá falar na segunda-feira, 28 de junho das 13:30 às 14:30 Grisham (que raramente aparece em eventos), autor de 21 romances best-sellers, acaba de publicar o primeiro livro de uma série para jovens leitores. Theodore Boone: Kid lawyer foi lançado em 25 de maio. O segundo livro da série será publicado em 2011.

A Associação Americana de Bibliotecas é a maior e mais antiga associação de bibliotecas do mundo. Com mais de 62.000 membros, a ALA visa melhorar a qualidade das biblioteca e serviços de informação e de aumentar o acesso público à informação. Esta conferência anual ajuda a promover esses objetivos.

"Theodore Boone" no The Whashinton Post

by Mary Quattlebaum

Mega-seller John Grisham swelled the ranks of crossover writers last month with his first middle-grade novel, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Dutton, $16.99; ages 8-12). The only child of two attorneys, Theo, 13, loves courtrooms, "where lawyers battled like gladiators and judges ruled like kings." Unfortunately, a belabored story set-up and melodramatic whodunit mar this effort. Even young readers curious about legal matters may be put off by Theo's priggish tendency to advise peers and teachers rather than converse in a friendlier style.

segunda-feira, 21 de junho de 2010

"Theodore Boone" no The Guardian

John Crace guardian.co.uk

Boone was an only child and for that reason usually had breakfast alone. His father, a busy lawyer, was in the habit of leaving early and his mother, also a busy lawyer, read the newspaper. "Lawyering is really interesting," he said to his dog. "I want to be a lawyer when I grow up."

Theodore – or Teddy as his mother called him – was only 13 he was already the most qualified lawyer in his home town of Strattenburg and he made a point of dropping in on Judge Gantry every morning on his way to school.

"So what do you think of the murder trial that's starting tomorrow?" Judge Gantry asked.

"I think Pete Duffy is definitely guilty but I'm not sure there is enough evidence to convict," Teddy replied. "By the way, can I have 16 tickets for the public gallery so my whole class can come?"

On his way out, Teddy passed the family court. "Don't cry," he said to his friend April whose parents were getting divorced. "A top lawyer will ensure your mother ends up with a good financial settlement.

Teddy hated his first lesson of the day because his teacher wasn't a lawyer but luckily Mr Mount, his government teacher, was, so the second lesson was really interesting.

"Tell everyone about the American legal system, Theodore," said Mr Mount.

"Well, the judge sits at the head of the court, and the defence and prosecution . . ."

"Please sir?" asked the only child still awake. "Why is Boone devoting pages and pages to this level of mind-numbingly dull detail?"

"Because Mr Grisham is trying to write a children's book and he hasn't a clue what he's doing. He thinks children like to be patronised."

Theodore went to the playground where Sandy was crying. "My parents' house is about to be repossessed and we will be homeless," Sandy sobbed. "Don't worry," Theodore said reassuringly. "A good lawyer will help your parents go bankrupt and they can keep the house." Another satisfied client.

The first day of the trial passed much as Theodore had predicted. There wasn't enough evidence to convict. On the way out of court, his classmate Julio tapped him on the shoulder. "My cousin is just a poor illegal immigrant from El Salvador so he won't go to the police," he said. "But he saw Duffy kill his wife."

Teddy gasped. So Duffy was definitely guilty; just as he had thought! But how could he bring him to justice? Just then, the hottest girl in the class came running. "My dog has been impounded and I can't pay the fine to have him released," she cried. "Pet law is a much underrated part of the legal system," Teddy replied. "With a little technical knowhow, I can get your dog back."

"Oh thank you," said hot girl. "I used to think lawyers were really dull, but now I'd take a nerd like you over one of the school hunks any day."

Teddy returned home, still wondering how to prevent a miscarriage of justice. "Whatever shall we do?' he asked his parents, the busy lawyers. "Well," they replied eventually. "We could get Julio's cousin's illegal residency status legally rectified. Then he can give evidence in court."

"Wow," Teddy exclaimed. "Who would have believed the plot would turn out to be so unbelievably simple?"

"It's because Mr Grisham thinks children are terribly stupid and won't be able to cope with anything more complicated."

There was a hush in court as Judge Gantry announced that thanks to new evidence, which had come to light as a result of Theodore's brilliant legal work, he was going to call for a retrial and that Duffy would definitely be found guilty and sentenced to death the following month.

"Hooray for Theodore," everyone cheered. Theodore smiled modestly. As they left the court, his English teacher whispered in his ear. "My brother has been done for drunk driving. Would you represent him at the supreme court?" A whole new series of books was opening up!

Digested read, digested: Theodore Boone and the Kiss of Death

quarta-feira, 2 de junho de 2010

Aumento de visitas ao Jonh Grisham Brasil

O John Grisham Brasil (no ar deste 04/02/2010) obteve um aumento significativo em visitas nos últimos meses.

Graças a vocês


Visitas por país:

1 - Brasil
2 - Portugal
3 - Estados Unidos
4 - Espanha
5 - Argentina

Visitas por cidade:

1 - São Paulo
2 - Rio de Janeiro
3 - Vitória
4 - Vila Velha
5 - Belo Horizonte


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