The Green Mile

The Green Mile

A Novel in Six Parts

Book - 1996
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"At Cold Mountain Penitentiary, along the lonely stretch of cells known as the Green Mile, killers as depraved as the psychopathic "Billy the Kid" Wharton and the possessed Eduard Delacroix await death strapped in "Old Sparky." Here guards as decent as Paul Edgecombe and as sadistic as Percy Wetmore watch over them. But good or evil, innocent or guilty, none have ever seen the brutal likes of the new prisoner, John Coffey, sentenced to death for raping and murdering two young girls. Is Coffey a devil in human form? Or is he a far, far different kind of being?"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, c1996.
ISBN: 9780452278905
0452278902
Characteristics: 465 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.

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1860Colt
Sep 30, 2018

Cannot express how good this book is. Well written, keeps you interested until the end, and gives you one of the most heartbreaking, tear jerking endings ever written.

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rcschoen
Oct 17, 2017

Stephen King is my favorite author, and this is no doubt a great book, but i found it very slow. Things just start to happen for me on page 200.

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navdamme
Sep 18, 2017

I would like to apologize to the library for possibly ruining their book. I didn't think I would cry so much.

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bkaczor
Nov 25, 2016

Best book and best movie ever.

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BiGirl
Aug 24, 2016

depressing. kept reading just because I hoped it would get slightly less so, it didn't. I see why it's well renown but didn't enjoy it.

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danielestes
Sep 13, 2015

Does anyone remember that The Green Mile was released as a serial novel when it was first published? It was in six parts or something like that. I would read a portion and then have to flippin' wait to find out what happened next. The thought of putting up with that now, at a time when it seems like if a few more dollars can be squeezed from a buyer then let it be so, it's unthinkable if I can avoid it. But back when I was a teenager, I got a kick out of the thrill and surprise of waiting. It also helps that The Green Mile is one of Stephen King's better novels.

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DASTardlyGal
Feb 20, 2011

I remember reading this in the little serialized books, and eagerly waiting until the next one came. I loved this story. My husband saw the movie, and I told him I read the book back in the 90's when it first came out. I loved the movie, too, but of course, the book was better in my opinion. Just couldn't see Tom Hanks as Paul Edgecombe, however, in my mind from reading the serials, I had a different image. It was good to see things visually in the movie, though that I couldn't understand in the book. Its on my list to re-read sometime.

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Pepino
Jul 03, 2010

I read this book long before there was any talk of making a movie from it. To date I have refused to watch the movie for fear it would ruin my positive memory of reading this book. I couldn't put it down. A haunting read.

Heenan Mar 22, 2010

You may have seen the movie -- but the book is better!

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navdamme
Sep 18, 2017

That John Coffey whose eyes were always streaming tears, like blood from a wound that can never heal.

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