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This novel taps into what Stephen King does best: character-driven storytelling. The setting is the small "death house" of a Southern prison in 1932. The charming narrator is an old man looking back on the events, decades later. Maybe it's a little too cute, maybe the pathos is laid on a little thick, but it's hard to resist the colorful personalities and simple wonders of this supernatural tale. As Time magazine put it, "Like the best popular art, The Green Mile has the courage of its cornier convictions ... the palpable sense of King's sheer, unwavering belief in his tale is what makes the novel work as well as it finally does." And it's not a bad choice for giving to someone who doesn't understand the appeal of Stephen King, because the one scene that is out-and-out gruesome can be easily skipped by the squeamish. The Green Mile was nominated for a 1997 Bram Stoker Award. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Tom de Haven Entertainment Weekly King has written a Depression-era prison novel that's as hauntingly touching as it is just plain haunted...One of his freshest and most frightening works to date.
The Boston Globe King surpasses our expectations, leaves us spellbound and hungry for the next twist of plot.
This is one of the best series of book's I have read in a long time. The book kept true to the movie and the movie kept true to the book. Fun to read.Published 3 days ago by Karen S. Johns
One of the best of Stephen King in my opinion, book and movie. Enjoyed it very much.Published 4 days ago by diamond-flower
A fan of the movie but, true to form, the book surpasses in developing depth of character and back story. Truly enjoyable. Loved the serial aspect.Published 12 days ago by Kathy
The book may have been amazing but I would never know because I got the English version and they just slapped a sticker on it that said German version. Read morePublished 13 days ago by David Bystrom
You can't go wrong with this story. It has anything and everything to keep you entertained. It is heartfelt, supernatural, emotional, thought-provoking, I could go on.Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
I haven't seen the movie, but I had an idea of what it's about....WOW this is a great read. King is such an incredible writer. Read morePublished 17 days ago by JMart
cleared up some of the questions i had after seeing the moviePublished 18 days ago by james w kaminsky