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The Green Mile by Stephen King
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Apr 07, 11

bookshelves: 11th-grade-q-3
Read in February, 2011

I believe that The Green Mile is one of Stephen King's best novels that is not a horror story, or a complete macabre story. Stephen King proves to his fans and the general public that he is not tied down just to horror novels. He can write novels of courage, history, and sorrow, and he does this so masterfully that it is no wonder this book was the #1 New York Times Bestseller.
The Green Mile is a book about a man named Paul Edgecombe, in his later years, writing an autobiography of himself in a nursing home. When he was younger, he was a man who worked in a jail, but on the security team of a group of men who watch over prisoners on death row. John Coffey, an African American standing seven feet tall, was convicted of raping and murdering two little girls. As Paul and his group come to know John Coffey and the other prisoners on The Mile, it becomes debatable if he did the crime. John Coffey also has special powers that help people, which further puts the doubt in Paul's mind that he is truly a bad man.
This book is written with the characters as beleivable as real people. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a book with moral, and a book with values. And people who would not get too squimish about the electric chair.
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