Scott Turow Long Fiction Analysis - Essay

Scott Turow Long Fiction Analysis

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

Typically, Scott Turow draws on his own firsthand experiences of the courtroom, of police procedures, and of political maneuvering and corruption to create realistic and gripping characters and scenes. He tends to return to several compelling themes: the technical and moral intricacies of legal practice, the elusive quality of truth and how well truth can be revealed by the legal process, and the notions that anyone can be corrupted and that everyone has at least one dark secret. Heroes can be quite flawed, and even villains act because of understandable human motives. These ideas are central to all of Turow’s fiction, although each work takes a different approach to exploring these themes. Turow’s later novels introduce a...

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