Having read many books by John Grisham, and being highly interested in the subject of the death penalty, the views for and against in America, I was intringued by the prospect of "The Chamber", following a long line of books that address this topic (although I not sure if they are few and far between).
Whilst slightly thin on pace, depth of plot, this book - does present some views of the death penalty, although in a biased manner. The plot is one sided against the death penalty with weak arguments for the other side; it is still enjoyable in some parts, reminescence of Grisham's better works.
The simple plot is a lawyer trying to save a man who after years of appeals is going to face the death penalty. It explains the difficulties that a person on death row can feel, however it did this at the expense of the many horrible crimes he participated in. This to my view, was trying to say (inadvertenly) it's okay if you kill people, why should the killer suffer the consequences of his action.
The ending is surprising, but leaves an air of depth that many parts of the book are lacking.
Perhaps this is a book that may change people's view on the death penalty. It does produce a more humanistic view of the not the perpertrator himself, but rather the pains of the family of the accused facing death penalty.
You may well enjoy reading it, though Grisham has wrote many better then this.