The Green Mile ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Author: Stephen King


5/1/20231 min read

Blurb: The Green Mile is a 1996 serial novel by American writer Stephen King. The serial novel was originally released in six volumes before being republished as 1 collected book.

Set in the 1930s at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary's death-row facility, The Green Mile is the riveting and tragic story of John Coffey, a giant, preternaturally gentle inmate condemned to death for the rape and murder of twin nine-year-old girls. It is a story narrated years later by Paul Edgecomb, the ward superintendent compelled to help every prisoner spend his last days peacefully and every man walks the green mile to execution with his humanity intact.

Edgecomb has sent seventy-eight inmates to their date with "old sparky," but he's never encountered one like Coffey—a man who wants to die, yet has the power to heal. And in this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecomb discovers the terrible truth about Coffey's gift, a truth that challenges his most cherished beliefs—and ours.

Review: oooeehhhh, I love this book. You instantly love the good characters and hate the bad ones. I watched the movie as well and even tho Sam Rockwell (Wild Bill) is a great actor, after seeing him in the Green Mile I just hate the bloke (unfair I know). Back to the book; I felt straight away for John Coffey (Like the drink, only not spelled the same). Even if you are not a ‘miracle’ believer, you believe his powers. I liked the way how Stephen presented his message that not every criminal is bad and not every authority person is good. People do stupid things (and yes, they need to get punished for the crime - not saying I'm okay with the dead penalty here or against -) but that doesn't mean that there is no good in them. A must-read!!