The Green Mile: The Complete Serial Novel

The Green Mile: The Complete Serial Novel

by Stephen King
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BAMBAM808 More than 1 year ago
Stephen King, the famous artist of spook tales and horror books probably created his best novel yet! The Green Mile, an interesting story like no other, talks about Paul Edgecomb and his life at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, it dates long back to the times of racism and Death Row. He has worked there all his life, but never before had been in a situation in where he has to choose between his job, the law, and possibly his life and doing whats right. This is definitely a book for you if you like a suspenseful book! Don't mind the number of pages! I definitely recommend this book for all you people who like a book about moral, justice, segregation, and a little twist at the end! Stephen King uses his fantastic, horrific ideas and blends it with a realistic conflict that keeps you on your toes. I couldn't put the book down! During my free time, I read page after page after page! Honestly, I was never a reader to begin with! But, this book changed my perspective of reading! After reading this novel I craved for more of Stephen King's fantastic books. I now am convinced that King is one of the best authors, his way of style, his lessons, and his use of imagery (especially the execution of Delacroix, or the scene with Melinda Moores), Stephen King truly brings his art to life! I believe everyone should take some time out of their busy life to read this book. I give Stephen King a hand for another successful novel.
seaniniowa More than 1 year ago
After watching the movie several times, I finally got around to reading the book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel. While not tracking entirely with the movie, it tells the exact same story and then some. If you are a fan of the movie, you need to read the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book, The Green Mile by Stephen King, shocked me. As a ninth grader who does not get around to recreational reading, I was absolutely surprised how engaging this book was. I have never read a book that grabbed my attention like this one has. The first thing that I noticed about the book was the the author's name, Stephen King, which I have seen all over television commercials that are advertising a new T.V series or something. So I thought I would give this book a try. I am so happy that I did, Stephen King's ability to put such emotion in a book is outstanding. The description is so precise. He easily paints every scene that he describes in my head. You might be thinking that you probably won't like it, because you are not a reader. Well I'm like that, someone who finds it almost impossible to read a book that is uninteresting. But, this book is completely worth all the long hours you put in. I was completely drawn to this book. It provided me with a completely new look upon reading books, I have never actually wanted to keep on reading like this before. I strongly urge people to pick up a copy of this book. I loved the description used in every page. Stephen King can take such a minor detail and dilate it into something much more. Beside the amazing emotion and description, I loved the character John Coffey. He is a tall, broad African American who seems very mysterious in the beginning of the book. However, I like to compare him to a modernized, human form of God. He takes in all the bad of the world and only tries to release good and peace. He must have looked quite intimidating at first because he towers over the guards and is so thick. However, John does not try to cause any trouble, he remains calm. John Coffey was a great contribution to why I adore this book. Along with the characters, emotion, and description; I liked the perspective that Stephen King used. The way that the book is written in one of the guard's perspective is momentous. If it was written in John's perspective, then it wouldn't give the book as much suspense. The guard's perspective gave the ability to give a great description on what John looks like. Overall, this book is worth the time that you put in to read it. You can take many values that the book touches upon. I strongly urge you to take the time to find this book and let your mind get lost in the pure beauty of the book.
Kerri Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the best book i ever red it will put a smile on your face tears on the page and laghter in the air. I have never loved a book so much, i recomend this book to anyone who is intrested in reading such an magnifisent book. I would not let kids read it if the are not yet mature enough to handle such graphic details.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was by far kings best work! His use of characters and interaction was mezmorizing, the way he had Del, and John, and Paul, it made you feel like you were on the mile jsut off to the side. Wow If I could give it more stars I would!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
my favorite book series of all, ive read the whole series like four or five times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a sweet, loving book. I loved the movie, but the book is better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this is definitly one of the best books ever written. From beginning to end, it makes perfect sense and no one could have written a better ending or made it so touching and realistic. And coming from a teenager- that is saying a lot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Answered so many questions left over from the movie. The print was not great but the story was
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To start off, I must say that the story was very powerful and exceptional! However, what killed the book for me was how crude King was. Now I know that it was set in a prison setting and crudeness is a given, but it was crude throughout the whole book when it wasn't necessary. Overall it was an amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All moviewatchers will not get the full story that is in this book. This book will be better than anything that a movie could ever reproduce. The description that he puts into each scene is amazing, and he can transition the scenes so well that it doesn't even feel like the end of a chapter, but the beginning of another. The way he paints each character makes them seem as if they are real people and who you will care about. Some characters you will come to hate, and some you will feel terrible for. If you've saw the movie and liked it, you need to read this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the most, if not the most emotionally moving books i have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is in my top 5 favorite Stephen King novels!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it. One of the few book made to movies that the movie was just as good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of King's best. Even better than the movie and that's saying something. If you think he only writes horror, think again! A wonderful book.
BookLoverLNB More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book by Stephen King!
uberreader More than 1 year ago
Seven words- extremely moving and one of King's best.
Door96 More than 1 year ago
This was the first Stephen King novel that I read. I read it when I was in sixth grade, and it got me to start reading more often. I purchased the original 6 part serial novel set at a book sale for 6 dollars, and it was so worth it! All in all its a very good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would give it 10 stars if I could! I actually read this book when it was initially released, and the wait between books almost killed me! I don't think he could have pulled off a serial with any other novel he has done. This is a true accomplishment on his part, and a gift to those of us who've read it. A heart-wrenching tale of 'good prevails all' with a dash of the enlightening supernatural -- Of course, it wouldn't be classic King without a bit of supernatural! Overall, being an avid reader of all genres, this is by far one of the best works I've ever read. The light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel theme is a pleasant hiatus from the dreary unknown of his usual writings. The book is a true inspiration that proves, once again, his undying talent for storytelling.
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MayaMaliyah More than 1 year ago
I'm trying to get into writing more reviews, though I suck at it. I always feel like I'm saying too much. To keep this short, I'll say, this book literally brought me to tears and I am not the cry over a book type. This masterpiece is heart warming, saddening, a bit thrilling, and even a little frightening. To have so many emotions while reading a book was a first for me. Holy ....! It was superb! Read this if you haven't.
TheMasterofSuspense More than 1 year ago
This was a classic the moment King wrote it, and the movie version with Jack Nicholson is the pinnacle of King's career I think. Somehow, over the years, he was gotten less interesting as an author. But... The Stand, Tommyknockers, It... all classic King. My favorite author through the 70s, 80s, King seems to have slipped a bit. The old books, like The Stand, will always be my favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And I thought I loved the movie! I've been a King fan all my life but this was the first book of his I read. It did not disappoint. I appreciate so much when movie adaptations are true to the book and this one is. Such a gripping story with awesome characters. You'll enjoy this read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book ad it is a little better than the movie. I saw the wholmovie and i thought its was very sad and interesting.