Here, while true to form, you are upended half way through, you are disappointed by the conventions he uses. Just the exchange of one questionable and always-shifting view of the past for another. I went into this a bit warily, and the story grew on me. No one noticed, for 25 years, that the twins were switching places? State Senator Paul Giannis is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County. Identical is based loosely on the Greek myth o So much to read, how could I drop it all to read Identical? Cass has served his sentence and is scheduled for release. I appreciated the information, although I probably still couldn't explain half of what was being disclosed. Turow, at this position in his literary career, appears to have more freedom to sprawl in his narrative and that he does.
It was amazingly well done. There is a large cultural affair on the grounds on Zeus' home and that evening Dita is found dead. Paul, who is an attorney, defends Cass and cops a plea on his behalf for twenty-five years in a minimum security prison. So much to read, how could I drop it all to read Identical? I received a copy of this book from the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Well, as it turns out, no.
It was well written, although not exceptional and is drawn out a bit at times. Scott Turow Born Scott Frederick Turow 1949-04-12 April 12, 1949 age 69 , Occupation , Alma mater Genre , Scott Frederick Turow born April 12, 1949 is an American and. This engrossing story takes us through more arcane pathways of the law than is usual for Scott Turow and it is a more complex plot weaving in themes of identity and the tendency we all have to see what we want to see. Dont let that F on your report card deter you from a writing career; just look at Turow, who flunked freshman English in high school, but whose shelves are currently lined with literary awards. You could bad-mouth the press, and the campaign-finance laws, and say politics was all flim-flam, and be right 90 percent of the time, but hard truths, big truths about candidates, often emerged in campaigns. And I did enjoy this book. The book does have a lot of moments I enjoyed, like the investigative team trying to find the truth during times of intense personal losses, and a neat chase scene near the end of the novel.
All in all another terrific read for me — I am one happy reviewer at the moment. It might be a little scary to be inside his head. From the Prince and Pauper to Law and Order this ground has been tilled. Modern smartphones and computers can read files of any format. Turow also looks at identity as a more general concept. Paul and Cass Giannis are the twins. Now Cass has been released from prison into the care of his twin, Mayoral candidate Paul Gianis, who is in the middle of a high profile political campaign.
As a younger person, he'd been successful in business, but like a lot of Americans, he was, supposedly broken by the depression. When Dita is found dead in her bed, Cass seems the most likely suspect. In Identical, Turow tells the story of twins involved in a 26-year-old murder case. I found the first section, which introduces the characters and their relationships, to be dreadful, badly written and clunky. Discussion: For the first hundred pages or so, while Turow is fleshing out the dramatis personae, the reader suspects that the plot may unfold to reveal that the wrong brother went to prison. Now, the man he believes is responsible for her death, Paul Gianis, is running for Mayor of Kindle County.
I did not read this book; I listened to the audiobook, as read by Henry Leyva. The novel is said to take its inspiration from the myth of Castor and Pollux, identical twins born to Leda, after she was raped by Zeus. People often ignore what is in plain sight, right in front of their nose. The Kronons never get over their loss and go to great lengths to go after those they think responsible. He concentrates on so many characters and twists and turns that I was more bewildered than enthralled. He concentrates on so many characters and twists and turns that I was more bewildered than enthralled.
Neither were interesting n My biggest gripe with this is the presumption that money can buy you anything. Things are looking pretty good until Dita's brother Hal publ This engrossing story takes us through more arcane pathways of the law than is usual for Scott Turow and it is a more complex plot weaving in themes of identity and the tendency we all have to see what we want to see. Things are looking pretty good until Dita's brother Hal publicly declares that he is sure Paul had something to do with the murder. Twenty-five years later, when the indicted, Cass, is about to get out of prison, the victim's brother, Hal, accuses the other brother, Paul, of also being involved in the murder. It defines who we are. Meanwhile, Paul's identical twin brother, Cass is sitting in prison for killing Hal's sister, Dita. In identical, he plays a written version of clue stacking up the suspects and dismissing them routinely until his has consumed After reading Presumed Innocent, I read all Turow's subsequent novels thinking, just maybe, he might write another as good as that first novel.
Which is a fine story setup - I like cold case mysteries, since they allow for so much great character moments as people reflect on guilt and pride and loss and all of the emotions that can be missing in a tense legal thriller. Turow may be a bestselling author who has sold roughly 25 million books worldwide, but this crusading attorney has yet to give up his day job! Indeed, the plot could be seen as a retelling of a Greek myth - I hesitate to say which one, lest it be too spoilery. Attorney's Office, Turow became a novelist and wrote the legal thrillers , , , and , which magazine named as the Best Fiction Novel of 1999. This isn't good for someone who's running for Mayor of Kindle County. You can listen to the full audiobook Identical, free at our library. Can I get my money back? All four became bestsellers, and Turow won multiple literary awards, most notably the Silver Dagger Award of the British. Turow has written 11 fiction and three nonfiction books, which have been translated into more than 40 languages and sold more than 30 million copies.
They seem to be a very conniving, deceitful, hot-blooded, rapey people. As a registered Independent I also could've done without some of the didactic political lectures intermingled throughout the narrative as they derailed the ongoing mystery. As another reviewer mentions, the background story behind each character describes how the character lost something or someone dear to him or her. I was a Scott Turow fan when 'Presumed Innocent' was released but I read his next novels with a set of mixed emotions. A judge, a rape trial, and questions about morality are at the center of the story. From the 1 New York Times bestselling author of Testimony comes a thrilling novel of murder, sex, and betrayal.
Tim Brodie, who investigated the original crime, soon find themselves sucked into the conflict between the Giannis brothers and the Kronons. Or would these minor characters become major characters, later in the story? It was like performing brain surgery with a jackhammer. Just what did happen on that fateful night all those years ago? We then flash forward to the present and all the political wrangling, new allegations, reopening of old wounds, and a plot that only Scott Turow's diabolical mind could have dreamed up. This was an entertaining read and I recommend it to all mystery lovers, especially those who like Legal thrillers, and plots that are twisted and impossible to guess at the outcome. To make things more complicated all the characters come from a formerly close knit Greek immigrant population.