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3 Responses to "FPP#8: Jury Box"
March 14, 2006 at 03:57 PM
I know exactly what you mean. I feel the very same way about
writers who use excessive footnotes
to show off how "clever" they are. I'd keep reading, if it seemed like a good crime novel.
March 14, 2006 at 12:57 AM
I find it interesting that all the attention is directed at the members of the jury while the point of view stays with Sloane. It's not surprising that a lawyer would be obsessing over a jury but it still feels like an interesting way to start - with the jury about to annouce its verdict. Maybe the book will jump back from here? Or else I suppose it'll move on to another case (the real subject of the book). If i'd have bothered to pick this up in the first place, which is unlikely but not impossible, I'd go on reading at least to see where the next paragraph was going. Random observation: who cares that the jury box is mahogany? Is that a strange detail, or maybe it's just me. (Possibly it's noteworthy to Sloane?)
March 13, 2006 at 07:00 PM
no. to kill a mockingbird rules.
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