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Preview — The Chamber by John Grisham
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
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
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
Adam Hall is one year out of law school and works at a high-powered Chicago law firm. Since the tragic death of his father when Adam was seventeen he has also been the keeper of a family secret: Sam Cayhall, the infamous Ku Klux Klan bomber who has been on ...more
The Chamber is about a young lawyer who goes to assist his grandfather (who's on Death Ro ...more
Young liberal lawyer Adam Hall is strongly opposed to the death penalty. He gets hired onto a big Chicago law firm which happens to have Sam Cayhill as a client, a death row inmate and Adam' ...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
What to say about the book...well, starting from the characters, going to the intrigue, and finishing with the whole plot...all was beautifully accomplished. The book takes us back in time when racial hate was as common as day ligh ...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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“Wonderful. I’ll pull out my hair and chase butterflies around the room.”
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?”