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"Arts & Entertainment: John Grisham." Britannica Online Encyclopedia.
Web. 19 Jan. 2010. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/246406/
Explains some background information about John Grisham. References the many
works of literature that he has done. Detailed but at time simple explanation of his work.
Makes the connection of how Grisham focuses on the specific genre of Legal
Thrillers. Gives specific examples of successful novels that were of that exact genre.
Grisham, John. "The Literary Lawyer." Academy of Achievement. 2 June 1995.
Web. 15 Jan. 2010. <http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/
Describes Grisham's transition into being a writer. Touches on many aspects of
his style of writing. Also covers his inspirations for many of his works. Most questions
from the interview deal with his experiences that made him a writer and still motivate
“John Grisham.” Interview. Slushpile.net. BigWideLogic and Thomas Scott
McKenzie, 1 Mar.2006. Web. 15 Jan. 2010.
Very comprehensive but intriguing interview. Goes into great detail on the
process of Grisham's first publications and works. Describes his thoughts of his work up
to now and his plan for the future. Focus on the goals and success of Grisham.
"John Grisham." BNET. St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture, Web. 19 Jan.
Describes the events of his early life and what brought him to being a well
known American author. Goes into detail about the steps Grisham took to
become successful as an author and his inspirations.
Touches on the fact that Grisham has had a tremendous influence on the
publishing industry for his role in making films. Many of Grisham’s books have been
made into successful films.
"John Grisham Biography." Academy of Achievement. 4 Feb. 2009. Web. 11
Jan. 2010. <http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/gri0bio-1>.
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Very descriptive and well written biography of Grisham. Illustrates the many
influential experiences he had. Goes step by step through the early and
later years of his life. Demonstrates his devotion to writing and states
what he is currently working on.
Makes the connection between his occupation of being a lawyer to his writing.
Explains his inspiration for first novel and how that would lead him to his first early
"John Grisham Biography." BookBrowse. 28 Dec. 2008. Web. 11 Jan. 2010.
Positive description of John Grisham's career to this point. Mentions the
awards and other acheivements that he has earned over his illustrious
career. Briefly describes his life outside of writing and what he does in
his free time. Gives a clear illustration of John Grisham and his
"John Grisham." Ole Miss. The Mississippi Writer's Page, Jan. 2005. Web. 28
Quick overview of John's early years. Touches on his early successes and all of
his recent work. Describes the typical genre of novels for Grisham.
Explains Grisham’s talent in the filmmaking industry. He wrote screenplay and
served as a producer for a successful movie.
Miller, Erin Collazo. "John Grisham Biography." About.com: Bestsellers. The
New York Times Company, Summer 2009. Web. 28 Mar. 2010.
Simple description of John's Life. Includes a few paragraphs about his
writing career. Explains what he did before writing. Briefly touches on his
"Biography." John Grisham Online. John Grisham Online, Summer 2007. Web.
28 Mar. 2010. <http://www.johngrishamonline.com/biography>.
A very detailed and complex analysis of John's college years. Describes his first
inspiration for a novel. Updates the reader on the current works of
John Grisham. "10 Questions for John Grisham." Interview by Unknown. TIME.
TIME Inc., 24 Jan. 2008. Web. 28 Mar. 2010. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/
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Interview that ranges from his motivations and future works to the reaction of his
readers. Also asks his opinions on current events,
Connects his opinions and beliefs into his style of writing, as well as his past time
"John Grisham Goes Digital." CBS News. CBS Interactive Inc., 16 Mar.
2010. Web. 28 Mar. 2010. <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/03/16/
Brief article talking about Grisham's future plans to go digital. Explains how
Grisham's books will now be available online as e-texts. Also talks about why Grisham
deserves to have eBooks.
"The Theory." Rev. of Bleachers. BC Blog Critics. Technorati Inc., 23
Sept. 2003. Web. 28 Mar. 2010. <http://blogcritics.org/books/article/
Book review that describes Grisham's unique writing style. Explains the main
story lines, main characters, and the reviewers overall opinion of the work.