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The Green Mile is a serial novel by American writer Stephen King. It tells the story of On October 3, , the book was published in its first hardcover edition (ISBN ). In , Subterranean Press released a 10th. The Green Mile book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. When it first appeared, one volume per month, Stephen King's THE. download The Green Mile by Stephen King from site's Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction.

Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Open Search Joseph H. Cooper , Contributor Columnist, PsychologyToday. November 20, — Cold Mountain Penitentiary, Louisiana. John Coffey was put to death in the electric chair Old Sparky for rape-murders he did not commit.

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Elaine realizes that, since he had a grown son in , Paul must be much older than he looks. Paul reveals that he is, in fact, years of age. Not only is he still alive, so is Del's mouse, Mr. Paul then muses that if John's power could make a mouse live for as long as Mr.

Jingles has, how much longer does he himself have left? John Coffey was an African-American man, approximately 6'8" ft tall, with a powerful muscular frame. Due to being mistaken for the crime of murder and rape, he is put on deathrow in the 's. Not long after being convicted, Coffey shows he has a miraculous healing ability by instantaneously healing Paul Edgecomb's urinary tract infection.

He also heals Mr. Jingles , Eduard Delacroix's pet mouse, after Percy Wetmore steps on him in attempt to kill him. John is very large, having to duck under most doors. He has a mind similar to a child, possibly due to little or no educational teaching.

He once claims he can only spell his name. He is mild mannered, calling everyone Sir or Ma'am, on one occasion. Whenever he heals someone, he exhales a strange insect-like thing, and [in the movie] the lights flicker.

Through unknown means, John Coffey possesses a powerful array of supernatural powers, his base ability mainly is healing. John's healing ability seems only limited to active living organisms as he was never shown to sucessfully resurrect the dead as he tragically wasn't able to save two young girls that were murdered.

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This could simply be that he wasn't in time to save the girls as they were found dead in the morning as most likely their life energy had already. In his own words, he described as "I tried to take it back. I couldn't help it" due to his poor linguistics. Popular Features. New Releases. The Green Mile. Description Stephen King's international bestselling and highly acclaimed novel, also a hugely successful film starring Tom Hanks The Green Mile: In the newest resident on death row is John Coffey, a giant black man convicted of the brutal murder of two little girls.

But nothing is as it seems with John Coffey, and around him unfolds a bizarre and horrifying story. Evil murderer or holy innocent - whichever he is - Coffey has strange powers which may yet offer salvation to others, even if they can do nothing to save him.

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About Stephen King Stephen King is one of the world's best-loved and most successful storytellers, captivating readers from the very beginning with CARRIE, his gripping tale of high school tragedy. She definitely caught my attention, but I never went because it just seemed like the selection was going to be much smaller, and my current library and I have a great thing going right now.

But now I'm involved with two libraries and, boy, is my life going great! I found this book at the new library where I couldn't fi So I cheated on my local library last week.

I found this book at the new library where I couldn't find anything else that jumped out to me. I mean, the fiction section is like three rows, maybe four. That includes every genre of fiction. No mystery, romance, horror This is the book I left with last week, and this is now my favorite Stephen King book.

This is King at the top of his game.

It's the perfect length with all six parts, it ends well, and he doesn't rely on horror or too much salty language to tell a fantastic story. I've always said King is the best when he stays under pages or so and doesn't write about vampires or monsters.

He dabbles in the supernatural here, but not for the sake of scaring the reader.

He just really, really hit a home run with this thing. I liked having six separate parts combined into one novel. Each new section felt fresh with a new plot element, and King helps reset the scene from where he left off before. The characters are all well developed and none of them are too outlandish or over-the-top. Even the antagonist.

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That was great. King, but I loved this one. Seriously, this is my favorite book I've read from him. Go read it if you haven't already. And watch the movie because it's a classic on its own. And, thank you Stephen King for a beautiful first date with my local library. I hope our future encounters are this incredible.

View all 64 comments. Deserve more than 5 stars. View all 5 comments. The Green Mile Nevertheless , the unique green surface is the last thing the nervous residents are thinking about , in their humble cells, pe The Green Mile Nevertheless , the unique green surface is the last thing the nervous residents are thinking about , in their humble cells, peering through the bars When the recently convicted murderer of two nine- year- old twin girls, the Detterick's, John Coffey, a giant black man, strong as an ox, enters his final home, sadistic prison guard Percy Wetmore, the governor's wife, nephew, he brags about the political connection constantly, enthusiastically shouts "Dead man walking ", the vicious young officer got that idea, reading it in a cheap magazine.

Paul Edgecombe, the official in charge of the block, starts to believe he's innocent He cures Paul's very painful urinary tract infection, the very grateful guard tries to find out more information , about the stranger's case Jingles is not an official inmate in E Block, an unregistered guest you might say, a stowaway they would call him if this was a ship, in fact a mouse, quite intelligent for sure , but some others think , is something else entirely.

The pet of soon to be extinct inmate M. Eduard Delacroix a Cajun from Louisiana, yet Mr. All the guards love this brave little critter, feeding and even getting him a cigar box to sleep in, except you guessed it Percy , an enemy he got, by escaping his deadly clutches hiding in another room.

John Coffey saves the mouse's life, the other men hate the creep Percy but cannot get rid of Wetmore, not realizing the consequences of his vengeance, he loathe the convict The officers involved in the execution including Paul , despise the job, but during the Great Depression, with long bread lines , they need to feed their families and themselves, many people would be eager to do it.

Warden Hal Moores, a good friend of Mr. Paul has an audacious , risky notion, maybe the healer Coffey can save this wonderful, kind woman , it can get him and his pals, the other correctional officers into a big mess A superb story by Stephen King, always entertaining, you will learn also, and even feel the pain of the interesting characters As good as the glorious film version.

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Oct 14, Mads rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 38 comments. Everyone - yes, everyone. Rarely does it happen to me that I read a book which actually causes me to tear up to some extent and which I can't stop thinking about even months after turning the last page.

You might should have heard about the movie adaption starring Tom Hanks and the late Michael Clarke Duncan may he rest in peace , and if you haven't considered watching it yet, then please don't hesitate to do so for even one moment.

The Green Mile is easily one of my favorite movies of all time, and to be completely hon Rarely does it happen to me that I read a book which actually causes me to tear up to some extent and which I can't stop thinking about even months after turning the last page. The Green Mile is easily one of my favorite movies of all time, and to be completely honest, I had certain doubts about whether the Stephen King novel it was actually adapted from would be capable of causing the same range of emotions in me as the movie did.

And oh, how it succeeded with doing that. First off, allow me to mention something about my love-hate-relationship with Stephen King. During the 80's, he built up for himself a reputation as being one of the major horror writers of his time, but few people actually know about the few touching, emotionally affecting stories he can be called responsible for - let me just mention Stand By Me and Shawshank Redemption , both of which are beautiful movies actually based on a less famous work by Stephen King.

I am the first one to admit that King has a capability to write novels you will have a lot of troubles with if you expect to find stories with literary worth.

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But books like The Green Mile are what I love this author for. For those who are unfamiliar with the story, The Green Mile is the nickname for the death row at Cold Mountain Penitentiary, a prison in Louisiana. During the s, our protagonist Paul Edgecomb receives John Coffey into his custody as supervisor of the death row.

Coffey turns out to be physically intimidating, but mentally challenged. How could a man like him, a man who is afraid if the lights are not kept on during the night, have been capable of murdering two innocent girls? Trust me, this is not a story about Coffey's guilt or innocence, however. What King confronts us with is a character-driven story about the daily events on the death row, raising moral and ethic questions along the way, allowing us to care about the small amount of characters he presented to us.

Untypically for King's novels, we only meet a few characters, but even those of minor importance to the story are drawn out in such a fascinating way that it becomes difficult to resist caring for all of them. Originally, King published this book in six different installments before releasing the six parts altogether in this novel. Each of those six parts focuses on different elements to the story, with all these parts interfering with each other along the way and finally weaving together a convincing picture of a prison in the 30's.

Is this book only about life in prison, however? No, it isn't - by far it isn't. In a frame story, King introduces us to the older Paul Edgecomb who revisits the events on the Green Mile in an attempt to write down his story before his memory can begin to fade away. King starts off each of the six installments of the story by including more insight on the story of Paul's older self, until he finally manages to masterfully create the illusion of two deeply connected plots. Supernatural elements are a minor part of the story, though - as skeptical as I usually am about stories involving magical realism - its inclusion mainly just allowed to emphasize the beauty of the story.

The cast of characters in this novel is truly convincing - we meet Brutus "Brutal" Howell, Eduard Delacroix with his beloved pet mouse Mr. Jingles, and of course Percy Wetmore.

And Percy actually has more than just a few votes. Talking about Mr. Jingles, I will miss him. Oh, how I will miss him. In the end, this story manages more than just to raise questions. It turned me into a pile of emotions, ranging from nostalgia over grief up to relief - but mostly nostalgia. The last pages included some of the best writing I have ever encountered and yes , I will gladly admit that both the movie and the book made me cry, and I don't find it difficult to believe that they will continue to make me do so in future.

Because out of all the movies I have seen and the books I have read, The Green Mile in both its book and its movie version is a story I am going to revisit over and over. If you have only seen the movie, then please don't fear reading the book because even though it is a completely different experience due to a few minor changes and, obviously, a huge distinction in its narrative, the book doesn't fail to convince even after having watched the movie.

And if you have only read the book - then what are you waiting for? The Green Mile is, in my opinion, one of the best book-to-movie adaptions which have ever entered the big screen.

A beautiful, touching book which I am never going to forget. Buddy Read with Anne who I have to truly thank for continuously encouraging me to keep up reading! View all 39 comments. Jan 29, Lyn rated it it was amazing. King is able to terrify because he is adept at drawing us into a scene, luring the reader in with deft characterization and attention to detail that creates empathy and understanding.

That detail has stayed in my mind in greater clarity than the actual murder. King provides that kind of detail and can also play with our emotions.

He understands and makes use of the technique of adding unusual but memorable detail and also mixes shades of humor in with the darker hues of terror to make the portrait more tangible. Set in the south during the great depression, King does not let us forget that these men endured this job because it was employment, one they were happy and lucky to have. We are walked through the rehearsals for the executions by electric chair and then seen the performance of that instrument. Clearly this is no coincidence as King describes several men as devout and Biblical references and symbolism are ubiquitous.

Highly, highly recommended. View all 4 comments. It tells the story of death row supervisor Paul Edgecombe's encounter with John Coffey, an unusual inmate who displays inexplicable healing and empathetic abilities. The serial novel was originally released in six volumes before being republished as a single-volume work. The book is an example of magical realism. View all 9 comments. Dec 23, Ellen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I have just finished this book and wow what a read.

I'm not at all into horror, either in books or in films, and even though my boyfriend has for years tried to get me to read Steven King I've avoided him like the plague. I did know that he wrote other types of books, namely through the re-makes of these books into Hollywood films, i. It was only after my boyfriend read this and na I have just finished this book and wow what a read. It was only after my boyfriend read this and nagged me into doing the same that I picked it up and I'm so glad that I did.

The characters are just so beautifully written and I'm not ashamed to say that I cried many a tear even though I knew exactly what was coming up having seen the movie numerous times. If you are a fan of the movie then you can not fail to fall in love with the book as the movie is one of those rare exceptions in that it is very true to its original source. The delight with the book, as is often the case with books, is that it goes into much more detail in particular with the character of Mr Jingles.

This book just illustrates how versatile King is as a writer and that in years to come will probably be considered one of the great literary genius of the Twentieth century.

View all 6 comments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I'm a huge fan of Stephen King and The Green Mile has got to be one of the best novels he has ever written. In fact, it's one of the best novels I have ever read in my entire life and a great piece of literature to boot!

The novel is simply amazing. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down! It is very beautifully written and extremely moving at times.

The plot is original, gripping and heart-breaking. All the characters had depth, and were vivid, intriguing, and believable.

The story is told so I'm a huge fan of Stephen King and The Green Mile has got to be one of the best novels he has ever written.

The story is told so well that it was easy to imagine yourself in Cold Mountain Penitentiary in Alabama back in It takes a terrific writer to evoke feelings of sympathy for murderers, but Stephen King managed this effortlessly. I wished that John Coffey would be set free somehow, but I knew deep down that he would die. I had tears streaming down my face when he was executed.

The novel left me thinking about the death penalty and whether it's time it should be abolished worldwide. I've developed quite a convinced moral stance against the death penalty thanks to reading this novel. My country doesn't have the death penalty so I never really thought much about it until I read this book. I'd give this book more than five stars if I could!

View all 14 comments. It's certainly a story that really consumes you and then you start reading it you can put it down. In my opinion, it had a few issues, but overall great writing and story itself deserve readers' attention. View all 3 comments. Nov 30, RedemptionDenied added it. The Kindle edition is currently on offer: If Goodreads, existed at that juncture; when I first read it, I would've accoladed it five-stars.

I've still got the softback copy of the book, which is in pristine condition, so not sure whether to download the Kindle one - or not. I'm looking forward The Kindle edition is currently on offer: I'm looking forward to doing a reread, someday.

I bought that one.

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View all 12 comments. View all 17 comments. View all 8 comments. Mar 10, Preeti rated it it was amazing Shelves: It's incredible - the emotion, the feelings Just the starkness of what's presented. It's a prison story, but moves beyond that, touching on naked human sensibilities, on basic human emotions.

I am really bad at reviews. What I can talk about, however, is the emotions that the books caused [Reviewed in What I can talk about, however, is the emotions that the books caused to arise in me.

Do you believe that people can be evil? Hmm, let me be more specific. Do you believe that a person can be bad, or evil, or however you want to put it, without having any good in them? After reading this book, I would say yesh, there are people who don't have an ounce of good in them.

I know, I know - the book is fiction, but that doesn't mean that it can't describe what can actually exist in real life most of this particular book, anyway.