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The Chamber by John Grisham
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The Chamber (1994)

by John Grisham

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Tedious. I only finished it because I was on a long road trip and had nothing else to read in the motel nights. Takes forever to get going, the characters aren't really that interesting. Maybe I just don't like legal thrillers. On the other hand, there is nothing in the story that could legitimately be called thrilling. ( )
  ChrisNewton | Mar 18, 2016 |
Unbelievably good! This best John Grisham book I have ever read and on of the top book I read last year. The story was fantastic and so incredibly moving.

This is really a book that stays with you long after you read it! ( )
  MaraBlaise | Feb 9, 2016 |
Unbelievably good! This best John Grisham book I have ever read and on of the top book I read last year. The story was fantastic and so incredibly moving.

This is really a book that stays with you long after you read it! ( )
  | Feb 9, 2016 | edit |
Standard Grisham that rates three stars because it does make one think about the death penalty. Also reveals a lot about the appeals process - with most of the suspense over the timing involved. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
Young lawyer on case too complicated for a newbie and in which he has personal interest. Compelling story. I enjoyed it. ( )
  AstridG | Oct 13, 2015 |
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The decision to bomb the office of the radical Jew lawyer was reached with relative ease.
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The more violent crime we have, the more people beg for executions. Makes 'em feel better, like the system is working hard to eliminate murderers.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0385339666, Paperback)

At first listen, the narration of this abridged version of John Grisham's The Chamber seems flat and uninvolved. But Michael Beck has chosen his vocal style well, purposely eschewing unnecessary adornment and allowing this searing indictment of racism and murder to unfold on its own terms. Beck uses character voices sparingly, adding subtle emphasis to the already charged plot. The story begins with a Klan-sponsored bombing and then traces a trail of rigged acquittals stretching over three decades, until a young lawyer with secrets of his own brings the case to a powerful conclusion. (Running time: 6 hours, 4 cassettes) --George Laney

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In Mississippi, a young lawyer races against time to save his grandfather from the gas chamber. The grandfather was tried three times for a Ku Klux Klan bombing which killed two civil rights workers in 1967. He was found innocent twice, but guilty the third time. By the author of A Time To Kill.… (more)

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