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 wal ...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 fi ...more
Shocking, poignant,thought-provoking. A great story that will transport you into the story and make you feel the characters' pain and agony. Well-written, wonderful characters, compassionate storyline. Stephen King is at his peak here. I don't think there are any novelists who can better his ability to capture a scene, a moment, or a feeling like he did in this book.
He killed them with their love.
Beautifully sad. ...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, America ...more
This book is up there with my list I like to call "King mind-fucks" and in that group are books like The Sh ...more
I have to confess I am not a Stephan King fan as Horror or science fiction just doesnt work for me but having watched the Green Mile Movie some years ago I have always wanted to read the book and when I happened to find a copy among a pile of books lately I just knew there was no time like the present.
My only problem with reading a book after watching such an iconic movie is that I am ...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
A Stephen King masterclass with a tremendous use of pacing, tone and historical setting. A semi reliable and definitely biased narrator t ...more
It was only after my boyfriend read this and na ...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 jus ...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 f ...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
I saw the film years ago and absolutely fell in love with it. Hence why this book has been on my TBR ...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
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
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 w ...more
Author of the SEBASTEN OF ATLANTIS series
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
The most thought provoking book I have ever read. Wow this book really is amazing and I wish I had read this a long time ago! I have watched the film and I thought the book wouldn’t match up to it but man I was so wrong.
This is one of the best books I have ever read it is a bit of a slow burner but it captures you straight away and this book is so hard to put down. Even though I knew exactly what was going to happen I just couldn’t stop reading!
Coffey is such a brilliant character and ...more
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