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The Green Mile - Stephen King
The Green Mile
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Set in the 1930s at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary's death-row facility, The Green Mile is the riveting and tragic story of John Coffey, a giant, preternaturally gentle inmate condemned to death for the rape and murder of twin nine-year-old girls. It is a story narrated years later by Paul... show more
Set in the 1930s at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary's death-row facility, The Green Mile is the riveting and tragic story of John Coffey, a giant, preternaturally gentle inmate condemned to death for the rape and murder of twin nine-year-old girls. It is a story narrated years later by Paul Edgecomb, the ward superintendent compelled to help every prisoner spend his last days peacefully and every man walk the green mile to execution with his humanity intact. Edgecomb has sent seventy-eight inmates to their date with "old sparky," but he's never encountered one like Coffey -- a man who wants to die, yet has the power to heal. And in this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecomb discovers the terrible truth about Coffey's gift, a truth that challenges his most cherished beliefs -- and ours. Originally published in 1996 in six self-contained monthly installments, The Green Mile is an astonishingly rich and complex novel that delivers over and over again. Each individual volume became a huge success when first published, and all six were on the New York Times bestseller list simultaneously. Three years later, when Frank Darabont made The Green Mile into an award-winning movie starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan, the book returned to the bestseller list -- and stayed there for months. And now -- with a new introduction by King's foreign agent Ralph Vicinanza, as well as the author's own foreword -- we have the first hardcover edition of this magnificent novel in which "King surpasses our expectations, leaves us spellbound and hungry for the next twist of plot" (The Boston Globe). With illustrations and a new frontispiece for this edition by Mark Geyer.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780743210898 (0743210891)
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 399
Edition language: English
Series: The Green Mile
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Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it
5.0 THE GREEN MILE Review
A change of scenery from Stephen King's usual territory of Maine usually makes for some of the author's most arresting and impressive fiction (see Duma Key, The Shining, and The Stand). King is an author who seems to thrive on challenge, and setting some stories' locales outside his comfort zone typ...
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it
4.0 The Green Mile
by Stephen King After watching and enjoying the movie made from this book many times, I had to read the source material. The story wasn't actually changed much for the film version apart from details about character's thoughts always being easier to convey in books. I enjoyed the read a lot, but...
Purple People Readers
Purple People Readers rated it
4.0 Book Review: The Green Mile by Stephen King
Stephen King should stick to writing these sorts of books. Don’t get me wrong, I love most of his horror stuff, but it’s this sort of subtle supernatural genre that I think really shows his talents as a writer and story-teller since the horror element isn’t overshadowing everything else within the n...
Wśród marzeń
Wśród marzeń rated it
4.5
Po pierwsze: nie myślałam, że skończę tej książki w ciągu jednego dnia. Oczywiście, czytałam już jedną/dwie książki w ciągu dnia, ale one były cienkie. Poza tym myślałam, iż książki Stephena Kinga są trudne w odbiorze. Nie wiem, dlaczego miałam takie myślenie, ale ono było w moim umyśle. Dlatego też...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
5.0
This book is absolutely amazing.At some point I have watched the movie version, but enough time has passed that I don't really remember much of it. But this book blew me away.The amount of thought placed behind each word is phenomenal, especially considering the multiple flashbacks and shifting time...
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