Bleachers [John Grisham] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback. John Grisham abandons the legal world for American football in Bleachers. What a shame, says Harry Ritchie. Now, as Coach Rake’s “boys” sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old games, relive the.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. He, not the dying bleahers, is the center of the story. She also used her body to get noticed in Hollywood, but found herself working as a scantily clad waitress, looking ten years older than she was and completely worn out. Open Preview See a Problem?

It’s not a John Grisham thriller, for sure. However, Eddie only appears towards the end, and in a coffin. This book was recommended to me because of the introspection blleachers personal revelations in the wake of the coach’s impending death. The novel takes place during his last few days, so Eddie lies off-stage on his deathbed while the former players, who’ve gathered at the stadium to mark his passing, remember old times.

This is an “in between” book, with Grisham’s next legal thriller due out in February. When Neely was younger and playing football with his friends, a man watching him approached Neely, saying “You’re going to play football for the Spartans.


The former players gather in the bleachers at the school awaiting the death of the old coach as he succumbs to cancer.

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I Kept grisbam and co Shoot!! Fifteen years after graduation, Neely Crenshaw, one-time star quarterback of the Messina Spartans, returns home on hearing news of the impending death of tough-as-nails coach Eddie Rake.

Neely talks with other guys about the past It was not fun. Kind of dark, maybe a bit anticlimactic.

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Nov 16, Amanda Patterson rated it did not like it. Jul 19, Lynda rated it it was amazing. I knew it was about football and didn’t expect it to be fast-paced or action-packed.

Bleachers was a good read that I highly enjoyed. One person found this helpful. Please try again later. It was only when I realised that my greatest need was God and that He was the only Person I should be worshiping that my life changed. Their feared yet beloved football coach Eddie Rake is on his death bed. Sold by RiverCitysales and ships from Amazon Fulfillment.


Listen to “Glory Days” by Springsteen and he says more on this subject in three minutes than Grisham does in pages. Yet, many of these players went on to be more in their lives.

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He was honoring a commitment made before he had retired from the law to become a full-time writer: Neely was a star quarterback in high school. This is a homage to those American high school coaches who inspired their teams.

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This is typical of the book as a whole, which starts out rather grisuam but doesn’t really develop. A lot of the boys who were very successful in life weren’t great ball players. Thank you for your feedback. Those who are less than enthralled with football or who are aware of its limits will find “Bleachers” effective propaganda but inadequate literature.