The Chamber

by John Grisham | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0440220602 Global Overview for this book
Registered by tenneh of Verdon, Nebraska USA on 1/24/2006
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by tenneh from Verdon, Nebraska USA on Tuesday, January 24, 2006
I usually like Grisham's novels but I just couldn't get into this one.


going to Forza-St-Pauli

Journal Entry 3 by Forza-St-Pauli from Hamburg - City, Hamburg Germany on Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Thanks for the book !

Released 14 yrs ago (4/5/2006 UTC) at per Post in Book and Letter Exchange, A book trading site -- Controlled Releases



Journal Entry 5 by Komsomolskij from Dannenberg, Niedersachsen Germany on Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Thanks !

Journal Entry 6 by erinacea from Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Sunday, November 05, 2006
Taken from Quantaqa's English Bookbox.
Here I've got to note that at one point some sort of mix-up must have taken place because the copy originally put into the Bookbox by Quantaqa is this one. The exchange must have taken place at Komsomolskij's because that's the only crossing point of the two paths.

Anyway... I only read one of Grisham's novels before (The Firm, I believe), that is, I never even finished it because I read it on holiday and it wasn't mine. (Wasn't all that great, either.) But this one does sound sort of interesting. (Though it is a bit strenuous with all these insults thrown about.) I didn't originally plan to keep it, so I started reading it right away. A few hours later it became apparent that it'd take me a week AT LEAST to read the book, and I had other books to check for taking/keeping as well, so eventually I decided to do the Bookbox a favour and simply keep the book. After all, I've reached chapter 10 and things are just getting interesting. In any case, I reserve this as a book to get "rid of" as soon as possible after reading. (Unless I change my mind, of course.)

Journal Entry 7 by erinacea from Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Thursday, August 09, 2007
Wow, this has taken me long. Sorry about that!

When I last closed the book on November 5 (apparently) I was lucky enough to do this at a point in the story when the introductory part was just over and the real story was only about to begin (chapter ten), so that nine months later I was able to jump right back in. This long a timespan had certainly not been intended, it simply turns out I'd seriously underestimated the load of BookCrossing books I was about to receive, and afterwards I never felt in the mood for a book about such a topic, and such a fat book at that. Astonishingly enough, when I finally did continue reading I was able to plough through it in a matter of days. Yay, go me! *g*

When I look at the spine, it is obvious that this book has been started a lot of times, but hardly ever finished. I admit this stuff is hard going, the story drags on and on and it only starts getting interesting some 120 pages in. Still I thought it was interesting to read and I certainly learned lots about the US law system. (Not the current state of affairs, obviously, more of a general impression.)
I admire Grisham for not going the easy way to make Sam out as the victim of his education. He certainly wasn't a nice man, and in my opinion that made the arguments for abolishing the death penalty all the more powerful. The last couple of chapters were heartwrenching, but I found the ending rather anticlimactic.

The picture of Grisham at the end of the book surprised me - he doesn't look at all like I'd thought he would, all harmless and like he couldn't hurt a fly... :p

EDIT: I'd also like to mention (because I love that kind of detail, and am already in rambling mode) that some previous reader used a boarding pass as a bookmark, specifically from June 14, Seattle to San Francisco, non-smoking. I accidentally closed the book when I was having a look at it, but I estimate it to having been stuck somewhere in chapter 13 around page 170. I'll be putting it right back in.

Journal Entry 8 by erinacea at Orientteppiche und Kunst am Zoo in Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany on Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Released 13 yrs ago (8/29/2007 UTC) at Orientteppiche und Kunst am Zoo in Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany



placed in the mouth of a cast-iron crocodile at about 12:30


You've found a wandering book! Please leave a short (or not so short ;) ) journal entry, so I know that the book's well and safe in your hands. For example, you could write where you found it, how you like it, or what you are planning to do with it.

Thanks a lot!

PS: While I enjoy writing these texts in English, there's no obligation for you to do the same. If you like, you could make an entry in German, or whatever your mothertongue may be.
(Einträge auf deutsch sind auch erlaubt. ;) )

Journal Entry 9 by skyone from Neuruppin, Brandenburg Germany on Saturday, November 03, 2007
Thanks for the book!


Journal Entry 10 by skyone at MS terramar in MS terramar, -- Ports, Waterways & Ships -- Egypt on Saturday, November 03, 2007

Released 13 yrs ago (10/25/2007 UTC) at MS terramar in MS terramar, -- Ports, Waterways & Ships -- Egypt



I was found in the mouth of a crocodile. And my new friend thought it would be a good idea to let me go on the Nile. So he released me on the sundeck of the cruise ship terramar where I travel between Luxor and Aswan now.

Journal Entry 11 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Saturday, March 01, 2008
Super read when lifted from the MS Terramar on the Nile. Book so tattered that it was destroyed when I finished it!


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