The Green Mile
Welcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression-worn men of E Block. Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to ...more
Wharton never confessed even though Paul and his wife discussed it.(less) (hide spoiler)]
But now I'm involved with two libraries and, boy, is my life going great!
I found this book at the new library where I couldn't ...more
The Green Mile is a 1996 serial novel by American writer Stephen King. It tells the story of death row supervisor Paul Edgecombe's encounter with John Coffey, an unusual inmate who displays inexplicable healing and empathetic abilities. The serial novel was originally released in six volumes before being republished as a single-volume work. The book is an example of magical realism.
Characters: John Coffey, Paul Edgecombe, Percy Wetmore, Brutus "Brutal" Howell, ...more
King is able to terrify because he is adept at drawing us into a scene, luring the reader in with deft characterization and attention to detail that creates empathy and understanding.
In Francis Ford Coppola’s brilliant The Godfather part II, in the scene where a young Vito Corleone (played by Robert De Niro) shoots Fanucci, he wrapped his pistol in a towel and the cloth catches fire after the shots. That detail has stayed in my mind in ...more
It was only after my boyfriend read this and ...more
Very interesting and thought provoking book. It's certainly a story that really consumes you and then you start reading it you can put it down. In my opinion, it had a few issues, but overall great writing and story itself deserve readers' attention. ...more
Not a single sentence was unneccessary; I enjoyed every scene and interaction.
The main character was wonderfully developed - he really seemed like a real person and at times it was hard for me to forget that he's just fictional. It was easy to forget that all of this was ...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
Story revolved around the inmates of Cold Mountain Prison who are there for murdering someone waiting for their death on Old Sparky, an Electric chair. Story is told by prison's warden Paul Edgecombe. Life was pretty much simple ...more
All of the characters (including Mr. Jingles) are so well drawn that you feel like you are experiencing their lives and feelings right along with them in Cold Mountain State Penitentiary-1932.
If I could rate this magical, unforgettable (rip your heart out) story more than 5 Stars, I would not hesitate to do so. What else can I say except......."Time takes it...more
Author of the SEBASTEN OF ATLANTIS series
The story is set in the 1930's at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary. The Green Mile refers to the tiles on the floor in the death row area. It's where every prisoners had to ...more
I was born and raised in Southern California. I lived in the same house for 13 years, until my parents went bankrupt and moved to (oddly enough) a much more expensive neighborhood in Colton. Basically I went from the ghetto to Upper-middle class in a single move, and only because my parents went into default on... well, on everything. By ...more
This Depression era tale of life on death row, somewhere in the Deep South, started slowly and it took me quite a long time to grow familiar with the characters on the Green Mile, as it was known. It’s a long book, so that’s not so much of an issue ...more
I bought this book for my husband because he likes the movie so much. It’s typical of our relationship that I’ve now read the book and he still hasn’t. :)
Review to come.
Stephen King has done a lot of scaring through his books but never has he broken my heart like he did with The Green Mile.
Even though there were elements of horror, after all, we had an electric chair called 'Old Sparky', this novel felt more like a tale of fantasy at times. I'm sure most people have seen the movie version and in this case it was very true to the book. Still, this poignant piece of horror classic will go down as one of my favorites. This book was flawless ...more
The horror here is all too human. The cruelty of human beings to one another - the lawmakers as well as the lawbreakers - is presented in the closed confines of the death row of a prison. The story is narrated by Paul Edgecombe, the prison warden; now in an old folks' home, awaiting the inescapable executioner - The Grim Reaper with his ...more
Firstly I just want to say I'm not really a massive fan of ...more
Although I haven't revisited the film in a while now, it was one of my favourites. I must have seen
it at least half-a-dozen times or so. I loved the relationships, the unique setting of the mile, the notions of good vs evil, and the wonderful array of characters. ...more