The Green Mile, Part 1: The Two Dead Girls
Prepare yourself for Stephen King's boldest exercise in nerve-twisting suspense. A ...more
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Who doesn't love the gifted giant of a man in THE GREEN MILE?
When I purchased THE TWO DEAD GIRLS, I had already read THE GREEN MILE so I knew what was coming, but thought perhaps it would be a more detailed account of the incident....or should I say horror of what happened to the two young sisters, but it is indeed pretty much the same....if memory serves. One part I didn't recall though was mention of a...more
It turns out that Hanks with a prostate problem was NOT the most memorable part of the movie. It's the mouse, of course. The main character is always the mouse, and I'm not even referring to Steamboat Willie.
The short story is mild and reflective, even with the scent of rape, murder and peppermint, which is odd, all considered. And yet, ...more
It is 1932 when we first meet Paul Edgecombe, head screw, and our narrator and walk The Green Mile at Cold Mountain, where men are sent to pay their final due to Old Sparky, the electric chair.
It is the year that John Coffey came to Cold Mountain, convicted of brutally raping and killing two, near nine year old twin girls, an enormous man, a mountain in his own right, with wet, dark eyes and a humble, g ...more
Despite its short length it was very intriguing. And though it ended kind of plainly rather than in a cliffhanger, the theme of the series would definitely pique your interest to read the sequels of the same. :)
The setting of the story vaguely reminds me of Shawshank Redemption though.
In the past 5 to 10 years, I've started reading King.
He's good. He's so good.
I guess the good part is, you know how people binge watch TV shows now? I can binge-read these. Yeah. I'll be doing that.
One thing to add: in book one, there is a great introduction about books and reading in general.
Back in 1996, Stephen King released The Green Mile in 6 installments. I was too young to read it in '96, but now I can experience the ebook releases as readers originally did, without the ability of skipping ahead. The parts are being released in two week increments so at least you know exactly when the next part will be released. Take note, George RR Martin!!! just kidding.
I watched the movie several years ago, ...more
There’s just something with King’s books that isn’t for me. It took me 3 days to finish 60 pages, and I finished it only because it was 60 pages ...more
Spurred by a wild hair, spontaneous spring cleaning unearthed my copies of these serial novellas...and instantly taken back to the time I devoured each one, I made the mistake of opening—just to take a peek mind you—Two Dead Girls.
And there endeth the spring cleaning.
More thorough review at 7:13 PM, sort of tired: I have really enjoyed the first part of this serial novel. I am also genuinely surprised by how much I've enjoyed the beginning of this book although I am a fan of the movie. I guess the reason I am so surprised is because I've always written Stephen King ...more
But i'm not ruling out that i hated it or didn't like it, my two star is that i thought it was an alright read but it wasn't for me. Which in my case i might have missed something while reading it maybe but when i read the title The Two Dead Girls and read that no one understood the deaths of the girls not even the man who killed them i was hoping to really enjoy ...more
*Stephen King chose to publish The Green Mile in a Dickensian format in which the six separate paperbacks that comprise the novel were published on a monthly basis beginning in March, 1996.