I purchased one of John Grisham's newest books, Sycamore Road, for my father for Christmas (his request). I did not realize it was the second in a series book. A Time to Kill was first published in 1989--so it took nearly 25 years to come out with the second one. Since I wanted to read the book I had bought for dad, I thought I would read A Time to Kill first.
Overall, I loved the book--the plot, the characters, the setting, etc. However, at 544 pages I wanted to scream "Enough with the details!" I am a poor reader when it comes to skimming. I feel if my eyes do not cover every word and my brain does not process those words, I will miss something important. I more proficient reader could skim those "boring parts" and finish this book in half the time.
I just received notice from my library that I can load the sequel onto my Kindle. It is 100 pages shorter, but I am not sure I can devote 450 pages of reading at this point. May have to wait until summer when school is out . . . but I am anxious to read it!