In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm:
Twenty-six-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brinkof a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking itall for a death-row killer and an impossible case.
Maximum Security Unit, Mississippi StatePrison:
Sam Cayhall is a former Klansmanand unrepentant racist now facing the death penaltyfor a fatal bombing in 1967. He has run out ofchance...more
And my response was: Wow. I have read very few things as heart stirring and thought provoking as this book. Who could like a KKK member? Murdering p...more
“The Chamber” is about a young, bright lawyer, Adam Hall, who joined the Kravitz & Bane firm solely to represent and defend his grandfather, the infamous ex-Klansman Sam Cayhall, who is in Death Row for the bombing of the Kramer Firm,...more
The Gas Chamber is being prepared....time is running out - - Will this client be set free? John Grisham takes you through every emotion - - liking this client and even somewhat accepting perhaps of what he did - - to hating this guy and wanting to pull the g...more
kasus pengeboman kantor pengacara Yahudi, Marvin Kramer menjadi dalang sebab Sam harus mendekam di penjara Parchman. tidak jauh dari Sam, kamar gas, sebuah hu...more
I'm happy to say that that's not the case with The Chamber. This story has both the thrills and the heart and it carried through to the end. It was an exciting read, and tugs at the heart at the same time; I almost cried in some of the scenes.
I admire the character of Adam Hall, I wish there were more people like him in real life - those who would put the good of the fa...more
Three Ku Klux Klansmen plant a bomb in an attorney’s office. Two children are killed. Only one of the men (Sam) is caught, and he stays silent about the other two. It is years later. Sam is on death row, soon to be executed in “the (gas) chamber.” Adam is a young attorney with a large law firm up north. He gets permission from his firm to work on Sam’s case pro bono. He is Sam’s grandson. Adam and Sam now m...more
Though it treats legal problems, as I said before, he manages to make his way up to the human mind and study it at close range....more
The Chamber is about a young lawyer who goes to assist his grandfather (who's on Death Ro...more
I'm also just more into fantasy - science fiction, I guess.
Adam does everything he can to try and prolong his grandfather’s life & to learn about his family secrets in the process. While this is going...more
Adam Hall wants to get his client Sam Cayhall released from “ The Row”, but his execution date is less than a month away, and all Sam’s appeals are done and his execution is appro...more
This book could have been better without so much emphasis on the filing of documents with the courts. Grisham attempts to create drama with the main character filing motions here, there, anywhere to try to get his estranged grandfather off death row. Sorry, but filing documents and motions after document and motion really isn't as exciting as it sounds. Wait, it doesn'...more
In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm:
Twenty -six-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it all for a death-row killer and an impossible case.
Maximum Security Unit, Mississippi State Prison:
Sam Cayhall is a former Klansman and unrepentant racist now facing the death penalty for a fatal bombing in 1967. He has run out of chances -- except for one: the young, liberal Chicago lawyer who just happens to be his grandson.
While the executioners pre...more
But the plot was not too compelling... for example, SPOILER ALERT, because of Adam's obsession with his grandfather's case, he puts himself through law school and joins Kravitz and Bane, but during all that time never actually goes to see his grandfather!
Much of the book reads...more
This confirms my opinion that Grisham's later books are much better than his earlier ones. I read this as part of 3-book compendium (The Firm, The Appeal, The Chamber) on Kindle that I borrowed from the library. I had already read The Firm and had intended to read the older one (The Chamber) first. I forgot which was which and was pleasantly surprised that The Appeal was good - and then realized it was the new...more
The chamber told a story that Sam Cayhall led two explosives. He bombed Matin Kramer’s office and later bombed Jewish Church. He was a racist. He was decided to be put to death. His son and daughter disappeared in the day which he was arrested. They felt guilty to have a father like him. Sam Cayhall killed twins and made Martin Kramer lost both of his legs and hurt eight black people and killed other four people. He was put into death row. One day, a fresh man named Adam Hall went...more
Even as an avowed "disliker" of Grisham (I don't have enough emotion on this subject to call myself a "hater"), this book was disappointed. What makes Grisham good is his ability to draw you into a story and a set of characters, and take you for a ride -- through legal battles, and often a little bit of thugg...more
Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of...more
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down at his legs. "A wretched old man in a red monkey suit. A convicted murderer about
to be gassed like an animal. And look at you. A fine young man with a beautiful
education and a bright future. Where in the world did I go wrong? What happened to me?
I've spent my
life hating people, and look what I have to show for it. You, you don't hate anybody. And
look where you're headed. We have the same blood. Why am I here?”
“Wonderful. I’ll pull out my hair and chase butterflies around the room.”