Green Mile, The

Stephen King
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, keeping a date with "Old Sparky," Cold Mountain's electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working the Mile. But he's never seen anyone 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. In this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about Coffey, a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefs...and yours.


Reviewed: 2016-06-24
I read this years ago, and saw the movie when it came out. This is another great example of King's ability to create real people out of his characters. Some of the best (and worst) characters I've read are in this book, my favorite being Brutus Howell. He's the kind of person I think that more people should aspire to be like.

I love this story, even though it's so very sad and touching. I feel so terrible for the hard life that John Coffey has to live, and I want to hug him and take his suffering away as he does for others. This book is hard to read at times, because it's so real. Terrible people do terrible things to each other, and that's hard to get through. Even the supernatural elements of the story feel like they could really happen.

Everyone should read this book. That's all I'm gonna say.
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