Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Three notable novels featuring lawyers

Scott Turow's new novel is Identical.

Noah Charney asked Turow to recommend three novels featuring lawyers for readers at The Daily Beast. One title to get the nod:
Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope, the story of an Irish lawyer who more or less wanders into Parliament. (It was recommended to me years ago by the then Cook County State’s Attorney, Dick Devine.) It’s Trollope, wonderfully chatty, with occasional passages repeated hundreds of pages apart, but Phineas’s evolution in the way he thinks about the law, and its relationship to the problems of life, is discerning.
Read about the other recommended novels.

See: Scott Turow's five best legal novels.

--Marshal Zeringue