it is more than a pleasure to go back, from time to time, to your absolute favorites. i have loved grisham for years, and he never ever dissapointed me. hard characters, perfect setting, detailed story and a killer punch line are just a few of the things that make grisham one of the best writers in crime fiction, if not the best. he doesn't cover just the technical part of it ( with his law degree, which is amazing), he also molds human beings into his stories and gives a humane, genuine feeling about them. his method never fails on me, and i'm sure it rarely fails on others.