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The Green Mile When it first appeared, one volume per month, Stephen King s THE GREEN MILE was an unprecedented publishing triumph all six volumes ended up on the New York Times bestseller lists simultaneously and delighted millions of fans the world overWelcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression worn men of E Block Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk the Green Mile, keeping a date with Old Sparky, Cold Mountain s electric chair Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working the Mile But he s never seen anyone like John Coffey, a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity In this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about Coffey, a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefes and yours

About the Author: Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.

10 thoughts on “The Green Mile

  1. Justin Justin says:

    So I cheated on my local library last week I don t think she knows yet, and I feel kind of bad about it I discovered a smaller library that was actually much closer to my house She definitely caught my attention, but I never went because it just seemed like the selection was going to be much smaller, and my current library

  2. AMEERA & AMEERA & says:

    Deservethan 5 stars

  3. Henry Avila Henry Avila says:

    The Green Mile a nickname acquired because of the color on the floor in the Cold Mountain Penitentiary s somewhere in the American South , E Block , death row under a different alias, during the gloomy year of 1932, the inmates taking the long, long walk their last, to see Old Sparky, the electric chair that will end the lives

  4. ~The Bookish Redhead~ ~The Bookish Redhead~ says:

    I can now clarify, not only with myself, but with every other King fan, that this particular book gave me rather noticeable palpitations and for a moment or two, it made me feel quite faint Now, I ve seen The Green Mile Tom Hanks film adaptation, and although that was also amazing, and it makes for edge of the seat viewing at tim

  5. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Green Mile, Stephen KingThe Green Mile is a 1996 serial novel by American writer Stephen King It tells the story of death row supervisor Paul Edgecombe s encounter with John Coffey, an unusual inmate who displays inexplicable healing and empathetic abilities The serial novel was originally released in six volumes before being r

  6. Dem Dem says:

    Some books are worth waiting years for to read and I have certainly waited a very long time to read this one I have to confess I am not a Stephan King fan as Horror or science fiction just doesnt work for me but having watched the Green Mile Movie some years ago I have always wanted to read the book and when I happened to find a copy

  7. Fabian {Councillor} Fabian {Councillor} says:

    Rarely does it happen to me that I read a book which actually causes me to tear up to some extent and which I can t stop thinking about even months after turning the last page You might should have heard about the movie adaption starring Tom Hanks and the late Michael Clarke Duncan may he rest in peace , and if you haven t considered w

  8. Lyn Lyn says:

    One of King s best, up there with The Shining and The Stand.King is able to terrify because he is adept at drawing us into a scene, luring the reader in with deft characterization and attention to detail that creates empathy and understanding.In Francis Ford Coppola s brilliant The Godfather part II, in the scene where a young Vito Corle

  9. Ellen Ellen says:

    I have just finished this book and wow what a read I m not at all into horror, either in books or in films, and even though my boyfriend has for years tried to get me to read Steven King I ve avoided him like the plague I did know that he wrote other types of books, namely through the re makes of these books into Hollywood films, i.e The S

  10. Aoibhínn Aoibhínn says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I m a huge fan of Stephen King and The Green Mile has got to be one of the best novels he has ever written In fact, it s one of the best novels I have ever read in my entire life and a great piece of literature to boot The novel is simply amazing Once I started i

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