The Green Mile

The Green Mile

Book - 2000
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In the Old South of the 1930s, when a gentle giant of a man is sentenced to death for the murder and rape of two little girls, the fact that he is black and the girls are white is inflammatory enough, but the situation is further complicated by his near muteness and gift for healing.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2000
Edition: 1st Scribner ed
ISBN: 9780743210898
0743210891
Branch Call Number: FIC KING

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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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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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Mar 11, 2016

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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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