John Grisham Quotes
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It was a ping-pong match. I was told that Crichton's agent started asking for the X million Grisham got plus a dollar. And these were cash deals, not options. Money on the table. And everyone involved made money. Now I can barely give film rights away. The business has completely changed and TV has become far more fun and creative.
It wasn't until I wrote The Chamber (1994) that I realised I could weave a novel round things such as the death penalty and some of the racial history of Mississippi. And that's still very much the consensus among white people in the deep South. Black people know better because they have seen so many wrongful convictions and executions.
It [A Time to Kill (1989)] took me three years, and most of the time I thought I would never finish it. Eventually 5,000 hardback copies were printed and I was thrilled. But they did not sell out, it did not get a second edition, it was not published in paperback or picked up for foreign rights. Then I wrote The Firm.