The Green Mile by Stephen King

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Many people will have heard about the Green Mile as a movie but the book is much better. Stephen King’s novel is full of drama, suspense, sadness and anger and the way it is written makes it a fantastic story.

The Green Mile is a story about the wardens and the criminals on death row “the green mile” at Cold Mountain prison. Whether you as a reader agree or disagree with the death penalty, the story illuminates how the guards feel and how they deal with death every day. Life on death row seems to plod along quite well until the guards meet John Coffey, sentenced to death for raping and murdering two little girls the guards see him as just another inmate but Coffey isn’t quite what he seems.

I would like to tell you more but I would rather you read the book and got caught up in the story and the characters that make up the Green Mile, and find yourselves getting trapped inside the story, a story that is truly heart warming and heart breaking at the same time.

As always I would suggest to you that you read the book first before checking out the film. I will give credit to the film however as for once it is quite similar to the book. Another fantastic book from King, well worth a read.

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