It felt as if I was reading a lot in February, but I only made it through one and a half novels. (In non-fiction, I finished The Life Giving Home, which I don’t have much to say about now, nor do I expect to in the future.)
The Good Lawyer by Thomas Benigno was the novel I finished last month. According to his bio, Benigno is an attorney in Long Island and has also played a part in a number of creative endeavors. The Good Lawyer was based on his experience as Bronx Legal Aid lawyer.
Overall, I enjoyed Benigno’s work. The first 75 pages or so were very detailed, and although this wasn’t necessary, it did provide a picture of Benigno’s time in Legal Aid. And my curiosity was piqued throughout, wondering what details were inspired by or based on actual people or events, and which were pure fiction from Benigno’s imagination.
If you enjoy mysteries, not-too-intense thrillers, or crime or legal fiction, this is a good choice. And if you have a soft spot for The Sopranos, there’s a little of that flavor in here too.
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