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Just finished the whole book

Discussion in 'The Green Mile' started by Susan Hood Parker, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. Susan Hood Parker

    Susan Hood Parker Well-Known Member

    Glad I got to read it in one big gulp. Had only seen the movie, which they kept pretty close for a change. I read about 4 hours at a time, then had to deal w/ my real life, lol.
    Only took me 3 days doing that. Loved it. Glad you tried the experiment. These are people in my life forever.
     
  2. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...his characters have a way of doing that don't they?....wander into our minds, and just set up house...
     
  3. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    So glad you enjoyed the book. And, yes, the movie stayed close to the book.
     
  4. Susan Hood Parker

    Susan Hood Parker Well-Known Member

    Requested the Dark Tower books at the library, they didn't have them all, or the 1st. Want to read them in order. How did I miss these??? Will have to ask for the new Lee Child's book too. Have read all the others.
     
  5. Jonesy85

    Jonesy85 Well-Known Member

    I read the book broken up in the six installments. I liked that format and read it fairly quickly that way.
     
  6. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    The perfect Stephen King adaptation consists of a short novel (not short story) turned into a long film. The 3 best SK movies?

    Green Mile
    Shawshank
    Stand By Me
     
  7. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Storm of the Century stayed true to the book too.
     
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  8. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I bought them and read them as they came out. I loved that serial feel and those cliff-hanger endings. mal
     
  9. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    Wanna put SK on the screen?
    Put Frank Darabont on the team (screenplay and director of The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile).:okay:
     
  10. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    That's probably because it was a screenplay to begin with! ;)
     
  11. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Not forgetting The Mist.
     
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  12. Mocos

    Mocos Active Member

    I read it that way, too. Took me six months to read it. Much faster as one novel. I just re-read it. Not much to say about it, it's just a great book. I'll never hear Popeye's chuckle quite the same anymore, though... uck uck uck uck
     
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  13. Owenk

    Owenk Well-Known Member

    Loved it. And confirmed my love of black humour in Mr King's works. This is a book that was grim in parts horrific and dealt with death and crime, but still there as humour to be had - the mouse the woman with Tourettes - classics!
     
  14. RichardX

    RichardX Well-Known Member

    It was an interesting concept to write in serial form but I think the legacy of this book - which in my opinion is one of King's better efforts - suffered a bit in that format. I tend to think of the movie first (which was excellent). To some extent not releasing this as a traditional book made the written version seem more of an aside to the movie than usual. At least to me. Like the Bachman books, it sort of gets ignored when discussing King's books even though that doesn't make a lot of sense. To this day I still don't have a copy even though I have just about all his other books.
     
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