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ISBN: 1410401618
Author: Scott Turow
Language: English
Publisher: Large Print Pr (November 1, 2003)
Pages: 720
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 615
Size Fb2: 1365 kb
Size ePub: 1901 kb
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Corporate lawyer Arthur Raven is the court-appointed attorney for a Death Row inmate

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Scott Turow's compelling, multidimensional characters take the reader into Kindle County's parallel yet intersecting worlds of police and small-time crooks, airline executives and sophisticated scammers - and lawyers of all stripes. No other writer offers such a convincing true-to-life picture of how the law and life interact, or such a profound understanding of what is at stake - personally, professionally, and morally - when the state holds the power to end a man's life.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux. When Scott Turow writes about a milieu, he knows whereof he speaks. Scott Turow's compelling, multi-dimensional characters take the reader into Kindle County's parallel yet intersecting worlds of police and small-time crooks, airline executives and sophisticated scammers-and lawyers of all stripes. No other writer offers such a convincing true-to-life picture of how the law and life interact, or such a profound understanding of what is at stake-personally, professionally, and morally-when the state holds the power to end a man's life.

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Corporate lawyer Arthur Raven is the court-appointed attorney for a Death Row inmate. Convinced his client is innocent thanks to new evidence, Raven is a fervent crusader-and also a rookie in the vicious world of criminal law.

The novel won the 2003 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction. The title is a legal term. The novel revolves around three 1991 murders for which Rommy Gandolph was convicted. It begins with attorney Arthur Raven being assigned to handle the final appeal of said death row inmate.

Rommy "Squirrel" Gandloph is an inmate on death row for a 1991 triple murder. His slow progress toward execution is nearing completion when Arthur Raven, a corporate lawyer and Rommy's reluctant representative, receives word of new evidence that will exonerate Gandolph. Arthur's opponent is the formidable prosecuting attorney Muriel Wynn. Together with Larry Starczek, the original detective on the case, she is determined to see Rommy's fate sealed. Meanwhile the judge who originally found him guilty is just out of prison herself. Scott Turow's compelling, multi-dimensional characters take the reader into Kindle County's parallel yet intersecting worlds of weary police, small-time crooks and ambitious lawyers. No other writer offers such a convincing picture of how the law and life interact - or such a profound understanding of what is at stake when the state holds the power to end a man's life.

Comments:

Nikojas
The word going through my mind as I was reading this book was "symphonic"--Turow sets up an ensemble of characters whose relationships to each other are intricate, interesting, and very human. That is one of his great strengths as an author.

Unfortunately, the storyline was much less sharp in the final sections--after the great set-up, with very good development and exposition of the characters and the plot, Turow doesn't wrap things up very well. One relationship is supposed to be sort of unclear at the end of the book, but there are ways to be clear and effective in narrating unclear relationships, and Turow doesn't use them. Even the more resolved relationship could have been worked through more carefully and clearly--it provides a nice finish, but it isn't nearly as dramatic or nuanced as it could have been.

Interestingly, one character who really seems to get lost here is that of Rommy Gandolph, the inmate on death row whom Arthur Raven is trying to prove innocent. The book isn't really about Rommy, as it turns out--he's more of a plot device than a sustained character. By coincidence, I had just finished reading John Grisham's book "The Chamber," which also features a death-row inmate and a lawyer trying to help him avoid the gas chamber. While Grisham's book isn't perfect (Turow is a much better writer), "The Chamber" meditates thoughtfully on what the death penalty does, what it means, whom it affects and how, and so on. Grisham tells the story in a way that leaves several conclusions open--not plot-wise, but in terms of the moral issues it raises. Here, in "Reversible Errors," the death-row case is more or less a side-show, and while Turow does contemplate questions of culpability, morality, and forgiveness, those questions actually don't really involve Rommy Gandolph at all. In that regard, the contrast with Grisham's book didn't help my estimate of Turow's novel.

The first 4/5 of the book are great--again, "Reversible Errors" is symphonic in how well Turow brings everything together and develops the various relationships and events. But the conclusion doesn't do justice to all of the excellent qualities of the novel.
Fearlessrunner
Several years in the past, "Squirrel" Gandolph was convicted of a nasty triple murder. Now, he is on death row awaiting execution. His conviction, it appears, was based on circumstantial evidence and a signed confession. Squirrel, however, is mentally challenged. Is his confession legitimate or was he coerced? He now says he is innocent, and Arthur Raven, a lawyer more adept and experienced at corporate law than criminal defense, is handed the pro bono case.

A number of other readers have panned REVERSIBLE ERRORS on the basis of not caring about any of the characters. I can sympathize. All of the major characters are flawed. All have major issues in their lives. For starters, Gandolph is a petty thief who probably belongs in jail. For me, though, it is the flaws in all the characters here that makes them human and gives them their appeal. I didn't want Gandolph excuted if he wasn't the killer. I rooted for the others to get past their personal issues. "Reversible errors" is the underlying theme for all of the main people in this book. Some I hoped would find what they're looking for, others I hoped would get what they deserved, but I wasn't indifferent to any of them.

REVERSIBLE ERRORS isn't Turow's best book. That honor still resides with PRESUMED INNOCENT, but REVERSIBLE ERRORS isn't bad. Turow has a strong writing style, and his knowledge of the legal system and portrayal of his characters is good. These strengths are all present in REVERSIBLE ERRORS. The plot is perhaps not as gripping as it could be, and the story is a little slow at times, but I enjoyed the book and recommend it to those who like books in the "legal thriller" genre.
Iriar
Scott Turow delivers another powerful tale of legal - and human -suspense in REVERSIBLE ERRORS, which traces the 1991 conviction and 2001 appeals of a triple-homicide convict on death row. As with all of his fiction, Turow weaves a compelling tale not only of legal twists, but also personal relationships. There are several potentially "reversible errors" at play in this novel: the prosecuting attorney and the detective on the case revisit an old affair years later; the court-appointed defense attorney and an older judge who resigned in disgrace from the bench start an unlikely romance that reward both of them greatly, and the death row inmate gets his pleas of innocence heard in federal court through the sometimes-questionable testimony of another inmate now dying of cancer. There are a whole host of characters trying to "solve" not only this ghastly triple homicide from years earlier - but also the reasons for the own personal failures in love and life. And Turow, unlike some of his rapid-publishing contemporaries, never fails to dig deep. He paints in grays and reminds the reader of real life, and its limitations - how you can strive for something but fear being hurt; how you can believe in the truth but be ground down by cynicism; how there really are no Hollywood endings for most of us. A fascinating and memorable cast of characters once again. This was just as good as THE LAWS OF OUR FATHERS (and echoed that book's dual time line) and PERSONAL INJURIES. The ending - to both the murder investigation and the personal relationships - will leave you satisfied, without at all seeming contrived. I eagerly look forward to Turow's next novel!
Moogugore
Dull & superficial. All detail, no action. I marked the "mood" as "hopeful" but would have checked "non-existent" had that been an option.
Perius
I like most Scott Turrow, but this is his best. Intelligent, believable, interesting plot, coupled with well developed characters. Interesting to see ways Justice may be influenced by personalities.
Gianni_Giant
Haven't used it - expect good service from this products
Alsath
Excellent plot twister with the usual realistic depiction of what it’s like to be a lawyer. More tender and human than his other books.

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