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The Green Mile : The Complete Serial Novel (original 1996; edition 2000)

by Stephen King

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Title:The Green Mile : The Complete Serial Novel
Authors:Stephen King
Info:Scribner (2000), Edition: 1st Scribner Ed, Hardcover, 400 pages
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The Green Mile by Stephen King (1996)

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    Different Seasons by Stephen King (sturlington)
    sturlington: If you enjoyed The Green Mile, you should read King's novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, contained in this collection.
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    Mystic River by Dennis Lehane (shesinplainview)
    shesinplainview: Different stories, but both are about people who had to pay for murders they didn't commit.
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This book is amazing, Stephen King is an amazing author, this book drew me in from the very beginning. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone, well except very little kids... and people who have weak stomachs, cause it gets a little gruesome in the middle. ( )
  emwelilyls | Jul 9, 2016 |
This was such a beautiful book. I loved how realistic the characters seem. Even though its written about criminals, this book really brings out the beauty of each person. The mouse was very symbolic to me in this story. I absolutely loved it, would recommend! ( )
  Kayla.Krantz | Jun 18, 2016 |
I cheated and bought this on audible. 15 hours of pleasure! ( )
  .cris | May 31, 2016 |
Must check because I do not have 1 book but 5 or so.
  Marlene-NL | Mar 12, 2016 |
outstanding story telling ( )
  deldevries | Jan 31, 2016 |
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This happened in 1932, when the state penitentiary was still at Cold Mountain.
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Atonement was powerful; it was the lock on the door you closed against the past.
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This isn't actually just one volume, but a collection of six separate parts of the whole...
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At Cold Mountain Penitentiary, along the lonely stretch of cells known as the Green Mile, killers await death, whilst their guards watch over them. Good or evil, innocent or guilty, none of them have ever seen the likes of brutal new prisoner John Coffey, seemingly a devil in human form.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0671041789, Mass Market Paperback)

This novel taps into what Stephen King does best: character-driven storytelling. The setting is the small "death house" of a Southern prison in 1932. The charming narrator is an old man looking back on the events, decades later. Maybe it's a little too cute, maybe the pathos is laid on a little thick, but it's hard to resist the colorful personalities and simple wonders of this supernatural tale. As Time magazine put it, "Like the best popular art, The Green Mile has the courage of its cornier convictions ... the palpable sense of King's sheer, unwavering belief in his tale is what makes the novel work as well as it finally does." And it's not a bad choice for giving to someone who doesn't understand the appeal of Stephen King, because the one scene that is out-and-out gruesome can be easily skipped by the squeamish. The Green Mile was nominated for a 1997 Bram Stoker Award.

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Welcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression-worn men of E Block. Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk the Green Mile, keeping a date with "Old Sparky," Cold Mountain's electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working the Mile. But he's never seen anyone like John Coffey, a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity. In this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about Coffey, a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefs ... and yours.… (more)

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