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The Mouse on the Mile by Stephen King

The Mouse on the Mile (1975)

by Stephen King

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This book was quite sweet actually.
Although this cliffhanger may be the worst one I've ever experienced ( )
  nieki2000 | Apr 4, 2017 |
I'll wait to rate this until I read it in its entirety. The death penalty is a yicky thing, something I don't really agree with, so this setting is already unsettling from the start. The atmosphere oozes out easily through King's writing, and he's at his best with his technique and word choices for The Green Mile. The characters - good ones, bad ones - they all come alive as creatively and realistically constructed. It's easy to despise Percy, it's easy to love the mouse that comes alive and keeps a piece of the men in this cold, horrible place delighted. It would be hard to find much joy in Cold Mountain unless you entered sick to begin with, but that may be the mouse's greatest trick of all.
  ErinPaperbackstash | Jun 14, 2016 |
Oh good memories. Back in the days my dad gave me such a great gift. He gave me this book, part 1 and told me that from now on, I could go to the bookstore in town each month, to get the next part of the series.

So every month I ran to the bookstore and immediately delved in. Never thinking it might be better to wait till I had all of them, before reading. couldn't, even if I wanted to.

So unlike most people, I did not read the whole book in one, but i read it in 6 sessions.
I am sure I re-read the whole thing as I always did with Stephen King's books.

The only problem is, I have no clue which part is in which book, so I will give all of them the same amount of stars, and copy this review. ( )
  Marlene-NL | Mar 12, 2016 |
This entire series is great as King weaves an incredible tale. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
This was actually one of the most interesting and captivating books that I have read from Stephen King & I highly recommend it for any King fans.

I ended up getting this book from a thrift store and normally following the rules of serial books I was only able to get the last three books for the first three were nowhere in sight. As a result I started off reading "The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix" first and I was caught up in the story, knowing the one main aspect of the book and yet not knowing how it would end. Due to life events I was only able to get to "Night Journey". And then I was able to start over this time from the beginning and actually read the whole series.

The characters like most of King's older books are easy to get along with and have a very well-defined personality even with some of the minor characters. You are given a chance to enter a realistic world with very realistic people whether they are inmate, prison guards or the civilians who back up their men within this world.

The best part of this book is the fact that it isn't really a horror story as King is well-known for but an emotional story of the paranormal with some horror elements thrown in. Whether you are enjoying the whole novel put together or the serial novel format this will be one book you cannot and will not want to put down for the ending is just like King - unexpected. ( )
  flamingrosedrakon | Aug 26, 2015 |
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A mouse moves into Cold Mountain Penitentiary and breaks up the monotony for the three death row inmates.

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Part two of Stephen King's six installment novel about a group of prisoners awaiting execution at Cold Mountain Penitentiary in 1932, told from the point of view of the superintendent of cell block E.

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