The Green Mile

The Green Mile

The Complete Serial Novel

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Stephen King's classic #1 New York Times bestselling dramatic serial novel and inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film starring Tom Hanks!

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," the lime-colored linoleum corridor leading to a final meeting with Old Sparky, Cold Mountain's electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities over the years working the Mile, but he's never seen anything 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. And in this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about John Coffey--a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefs....
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada 2017
ISBN: 9781501160448
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2017

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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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elizali
Aug 31, 2017

Steven King does plot better than most modern writers. While he might be lacking in other areas, his stories are always thrilling to read, and this was no exception. The serial format does him well.

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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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