The Rooster Bar by John Grisham earns a three star for me. I usually love Grisham’s work, but this novel fell slightly short for me. I couldn’t fall in love with the characters (well, maybe Zola) as I have with his other novels. The premise of student debt was well done, and the deportation of illegals, but other than that I felt the actual plot was superficial. To me, a law student (even from a bad school) should have been portrayed to have more knowledge than what Mark and Todd had, especially since they were almost finished their schooling. I also felt the storyline was slightly naive and unrealistic and ended too quickly.
Having said this, though, it was still a quick read, and I don’t regret having read it. Great research for me, as a writer, on some of the pitfalls to avoid!