|Plot Summary of The Rainmaker|
|"The story of a young rookie lawyer pleading his first trial against a Life Insurance Company. The book excellently describes the horrible face of insurance corporates and their malpractices and how these companies play with the lives of people. The interesting part is the descriptive court room scenes. Worth reading book."
Yashveer Chauhan, Resident Scholar
|"A lawyer is fighting for a family whose son, Donnay Ray, dies of leukemia. He couldn't get medical attention because his insurance company refused to cover his medical expenses. Now the insurance company was being sued by Donnay Ray's parents."
Amarjot Biring, Resident Scholar
|"A young lawyer takes on a a big law firm, and their arrogant client: an insurance company who's trying to ripoff the little guy. And one dying of leukemia at that. A distain for the legal profession and their clients is obvious...and for good reason. "
F. Scott Sinclair, Resident Scholar
|"The main character is a law student named Rudy Baylor.
The main topic of this novel is a civil suit against a medical insurance company. Rudy sues a medical insurance giant which denied one couples claim for their son (their son has leukemia.) "
Vincent, Resident Scholar
|"Twenty-five year old Rudy Baylor has just one chance to make or break his future as a lawyer: a huge case against insurance giant Great Benefit, a company that refused to pay the claim of a dying man, a claim that could have saved his life. It's worth millions, and the company is prepared to fight to the death. The case is promising, yet there's just one problem; Rudy hasn't yet graduated from law school.
Luke Teo, Resident Scholar
|"In one of his last classes in law school, Rudy Baylor has to go to senior citizens and provide free legal advice. He finds two people named Dot and Buddy Black. They have a son named Donny Ray. He is dying of leukemia. Their insurance company will not cover his medical treatments. Rudy realizes that they have been mistreated by the drug combany. Could this be the largest civil case ever? He goes head to head with one of the best lawyers in the country. Can he make a jury believe him. If he can, how much money can he get in punitive damages. "
Geoff Pears, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Rainmaker|
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Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 36.7%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- civil suit to get justice
- a lawyer creature
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
Motive of antagonist
The antagonists are:
- big business leader(s)
- Deep South
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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