Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Link to Book Reviews for Legal Fiction

Posted by Alan Childress

Thanks to a pointer by reader Kelly Anders, who last week wrote on Law & Order, here is a link to the just-out "first special issue on Legal Fiction from THE LAW AND POLITICS BOOK REVIEW."  From the intro:

Often during the fifteen years we have been colleagues in the criminal justice department at Radford University, we have talked about including works of fiction in our classes.  Each of us has favorites.  Jack is partial to RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY and SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS.  Mary often uses TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and A LESSON BEFORE DYING. We agreed it would be interesting to find out how others who teach courses in political science, criminal justice, or law use novels in their teaching.

Introduction, Vol. 18, No. 4 (Apr. 2008), pp. 288-290.Bnw_cover

        Other reviewed books include I Robot, Bonfire of the Vanities, Billy Budd, The Stranger, Cat's Cradle, A Time to Kill, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Brave New World (shown as sold by Amazon).  Plenty of other listed novels are recommended by the journal, but not reviewed yet.

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I'm reading a legal fiction book right now called "Lifetime Loser" by James Ross. It reads like a Grisham novel, riveting stuff. All about this guy running a worn out golf course who gets swindled by his sleazy partner and has to fight back through the legal system for what is his.

Posted by: Peter | May 7, 2008 5:55:57 AM

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