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The Green Mile by Stephen King
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Aug 28, 2010

it was amazing
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I first read this book when it came out in serial form and I devoured every little book as soon as it came out. Now I've just completed reading the book in novel form and it's every bit as good as I remembered. It also happens to be the basis for one of my all-time favorite movies. There are some changes to the movie that I like, such as leaving out the whole Brad Dolan bit. I don't necessarily think the Brad Dolan storyline should have been left out of the book, but it was so difficult to have to pity Paul at the end when he had been such a strong character before. I understand the reason for it, though. Bad'uns like Percy and Brad come into our lives all the time and we aren't always equipped to deal with them, and dealing with Brad brought back the memories of Percy. Also shows how unfair life is. When people were at Paul's mercy he treated them with fairness and respect, but when he was at someone else's mercy, life didn't play fair.

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