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.
I was on the verge of tears, so I turned and ran past the trailer and along the field road until I was safely out of their sight. Then I ducked into the cotton and waited for friendly voices. I sat on the hot ground, surrounded by stalks four feet tall, and I cried, something I really hated to do.