- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Orion; New Ed edition (2 Sept. 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0752826751
- ISBN-13: 978-0752826752
- Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 3.1 x 17.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (422 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,419 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This novel (now complete in one volume) 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 colourful 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. --Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
[The Green Mile]" has everybody talking....[King's] best fiction in years....A prison novel that's as haunting and touching as it is just plain haunted.
A literary event.
One of King's most immediately engaging page-turners.
"The New York Times"
Mr. King now dominates like Carrie at the prom.
King surpasses our expectations, leaves us spellbound and hungry for the next twist of plot.
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"Entertainment Weekly" A literary event.
"Boston Globe" King surpasses our expectations, leaves us spellbound and hungry for the next twist of plot.
"Entertainment Weekly [The Green Mile]" has everybody talking....[King's] best fiction in years....A prison novel that's as haunting and touching as it is just plain haunted.
"USA Today" One of King's most immediately engaging page-turners.
"The New York Times" Mr. King now dominates like Carrie at the prom. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This book kept you on the edge all through. From th very first chapter you are captivated by Paul and his narrative throught'out the read. Excellent is this section in the series.Published 1 day ago by james walsh
Just glad i got this book. Seen the film countless of times,so if you liked the film,then get the book.Published 2 months ago by Dilip
Flawless in every detail. Wow, when Stephen King writes a great book it is something to behold, the man's a genius! Read morePublished 3 months ago by W. Jones
Best read for a long time. Not sure if I would enjoy a second book as the story should be one book.Published 3 months ago by sheila Lillian Higham
Although I've seen the film and knew the story, the writing kept me transfixed and the sadness and emotion was beautifulPublished 3 months ago by Deborah I.
Best mystery novel I've ever read. I'm struggling to find another book to get into to match up! Going to try Different Seasons next.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer