It is nearing the end of February. Which means that the John Grisham dedication will be over! But not to worry. Come March, I will be doing a dedication to James Patterson whose birthday is March 22nd.
So today, I want to do a review of one of my least favorite Grisham books: The Chamber
The Chamber is about Adam Hall, a young lawyer who comes to the defense of his grandfather Sam Cahill who is on death row for killing a Jewish lawyer in an explosion back in the 60s. Adam and Sam are total strangers but as the book goes on both men open up to each and become close.
The reason why I didn’t like this book as well as the other books Grisham has written is because it was slow. It mainly focuses on Adam trying to get his grandfather off the hook while at the same time trying to establish a relationship with him. So altogether, the setting is in the jailhouse or courthouse. Adam is actually living with his aunt, Sam’s estranged daughter, at the time of the case. These two also establish a relationship that builds as the story goes on. There’s not much excitement going on like in The Confession or A Time to Kill, and honestly it’s not suppose to be. Grisham has decided to slow down for this book and focus on a simply plot.
There’s also a movie for it with Gene Hackman and Chris O’Donnell but I haven’t seen it yet.
To tell you the truth I would personally skip this book. It’s just a little slow for my taste. But if you feel compelled to read it, but all means go ahead.
Until next time!