January and February 2012's SK Flavor of the Month - The Green Mile
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Finished the books. Too fun not to. Reading through again I realized that the guards a little less perfect in the books than in the movie. Not much, but just enough to make them more real. Paul can be a judgmental SOB at points. I like that though. I could almost do without some of the nursing home spots though. The jumping back and forth doesn't always add to the story for me. Perhaps I just hate brad Dolan that much. Who knows. Anyways, great book, and it was fun to read it again.
And all of our adolescences were awkward. That's the problem with being the smart kids. But there are upsides later on. Hopefuly, anyway.
I was working at Target when these books were first published. I remember checking the book section during my break to see if the next one had been released. I would buy it with a Pepsi and a Nestle Crunch and have a lovely break.
The book is so close to the movie that I am having trouble seperating the two. Can you see anyone other than Michael Clarke Duncan as Coffey?
Now that is some strong writing my friends. I couldn't IMAGINE having to wait a week to see what happened.
How's that for not spoiling it for anyone?!
And I agree that that last scene is beyond irritating.
You know, I'm surprised I didn't blab a lot more about this one. I loved the book. Loved it.
Anyway, it was just as good this time around. I was sort of thinking of "Shawshank" while I was reading it, and how King seems to write some pretty great prison stories. I also thought this one read fast. Whereas it took me a solid month to get through Rose Madder, I finished TGM in just a few days.
I just finished rereading The Green Mile Part 4: The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix. I like how the series just keeps getting better and better with each installment.
Was expecting good things from The Green Mile and I'm not disappointed. Flew through Two Dead Girls last night, it's King on top form again.
I remember the serial coming out and being very excited by the concept but making no time to read it, and of course now I've seen the film so I know the whole story, but I'm still impressed he pulled it off. It's funny that it was seen as such a novelty at the time even though it's far from a new idea.
My copy has an introduction by King where he states that one of the few things he changed when the story was published complete in one book was the reference to someone wiping sweat from their brow while in a straight-jacket :D
I really missed out not getting into The Green Mile when it was released in its original format. I'd read a lot of his books as they first came out in my teens but had moved on to other things, plus I was disappointed with some of his later books. If I'd read this at the time I'd have fallen in love with his writing all over again (friends did try to tell me...).