The Green Mile (The Green Mile #1-6)
Set in the 1930s at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary's death-row facility, The Green Mile is the riveting and tragic story of John Coffey, a giant, preternaturally gentle inmate condemned to death for the rape and murder of twin nine-year-old girls. It is a story narrated years later by Paul Edge...more
The novel is simply amazing. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down! It is very beautifully written and extremely moving at times. The plot is original, gripping and heart-breaking. All the characters had depth, and were vivid, intriguing, and believable. The story is told so...more
It was only after my boyfriend read this and na...more
Non si spiegherebbe altrimenti il fatto di come mi sia innamorato de "L'ombra dello scorpione" e abbia trovato pesantissimo "It", di come mi abbiano entusiasmato tutti i libri firmati "Bachman", o l'odiato dai molti "Cell" e abbia trovato lentissimo questo Miglio Verde, tralascio la saga di Roland che è umanamente apprezzata da tutti.
Altro che miglio, qui mi è sembrato di fare la maratona di New York.
Le prime parti del libro sono davvero...more
The first aspect I fell in love with when I started this book was the mouse. I certainly am no lover of mice but I do wish I had a pet mouse after reading this novel. It was a constant theme throughout the book and I certainly thought that this little animal just may have mad...more
Have you ever read a book and been so affected by it that it moved you to tears? I just finished reading The Green Mile by Stephen King and I sat there tearing every few pages or so. It's incredible - the emotion, the feelings... Just the starkness of what's presented. It's a prison story, but moves beyond that, touching on naked human sensibilities, on basic human emotions. Ugh. I am really bad at reviews.
What I can talk about, however, is the emotions that the books caused...more
Sang terdakwa menerima dengan pasrah, karena tidak ada bentuk pembelaan yang akan menjamin dia lolos dari jeratan hukuman. Dan hukuman i...more
King weaves some important themes and messages into this story. The most enlightening of which is being comfortable with growing old.
Paul, the prison guard narrator (Hanks' character) emerges as the tragic hero of this novel. While he comes close to d...more
Vanta una delle migliori craterizzazione del personaggi in cui mi sono imbattuto, con personaggi così ben delineati da sembrare quasi reali.
E così non si può non immedesimarsi in Paul Edgecombe, capo delle guardi del Braccio della Morte del carcere di Could Montain, una persona per bene, nonostante...more
By: Stephen King
The book Begins with the story of Paul Edgecombe. Paul works at the Cold mountain penitentiary in the E-Block where people are jailed while they are waiting for their turn to meet “old sparky”, the E-Block’s electric chair. Everything is normal there until a main named John Coffey is brought to E-Block. He is a huge man and he was found with the bodies of two eight year old girls dead in his arms, and everyone assumes that he is guilty but Paul thinks that John is i...more
First of all, this isn't horror. There is suspense, supernatural, and many good emotional moments, but this is not a horror book.
I saw the movie first, so I knew what was coming. The movie seems like it was very accurate. I think it was a helpful experience, as I then had strong visuals to associate the characters with. And after reading the book, I realize the movie was cast and set very well...more
In the world that King paints, th...more
Many people had recommended this book to me, so many so that I decided to rent a copy f...more
Set in the 1930s at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary's death-row facility, *The Green Mile* is the riveting and tragic story of John Coffey, a giant, preternaturally gentle inmate condemned to death for the rape and murder of twin nine-year-old girls. It is a story narrated years later by Paul Edgecomb, the ward superintendent compelled to help every prisoner spend his last days peacefully and every man walk the green mile to execution with his humanity intact.
Edgecomb has sent...more
I give this book 5 stars!! I loved this book! As always, Stephen King has done a fab-u-lous job! I had seen the movie before and loved it! So I knew getting into this book, I'd most definitely enjoy it.
This book made me laugh, smile, and cry. I really liked a lot of the characters in this book. They were very detailed and understandable. Each one had their own characteristics about them that made you love or hate them. If you have seen the movie before reading the book, you will learn and notice...more
Stephen King has a true gift when it comes to wr...more
Stephen King’s impeccable choices for this story are astounding. I couldn’t have improved this book in any way, shape, or form, even if I wanted to (which I don’t).
1. Characters: King’s depiction of characters greatly emph...more
I really enjoyed reading about all the characters in this novel. There are two types of characters in...more
Frank Muller is an outstanding narrat...more
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Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his parents separated when Stephen was a toddler, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family...more