Walking the Mile

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twiggymarie

Daughter of One
Mar 17, 2011
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#1
So, I've been trying to get my daughter into Stephen King books for a while now, as I was younger when I first started reading them, (and consequently fell in love with Sai King's writing style/characters.) She tried Desperation a few years ago, but got a little overwhelmed by the right-from the start violence. So, this past Friday, she brought home The Green Mile, and that's pretty much all I've heard about for the last five days. I think I've converted her! I think it's a good book to start out with, though I have no doubt she'll cry for over half of it.

What's your favorite thing about this story?
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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#2
So, I've been trying to get my daughter into Stephen King books for a while now, as I was younger when I first started reading them, (and consequently fell in love with Sai King's writing style/characters.) She tried Desperation a few years ago, but got a little overwhelmed by the right-from the start violence. So, this past Friday, she brought home The Green Mile, and that's pretty much all I've heard about for the last five days. I think I've converted her! I think it's a good book to start out with, though I have no doubt she'll cry for over half of it.

What's your favorite thing about this story?
....the rapport between John and the guards....
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
#4
So, I've been trying to get my daughter into Stephen King books for a while now, as I was younger when I first started reading them, (and consequently fell in love with Sai King's writing style/characters.) She tried Desperation a few years ago, but got a little overwhelmed by the right-from the start violence. So, this past Friday, she brought home The Green Mile, and that's pretty much all I've heard about for the last five days. I think I've converted her! I think it's a good book to start out with, though I have no doubt she'll cry for over half of it.

What's your favorite thing about this story?
I'm happy to hear your daughter is reading The Green Mile - I like it a lot more than Desperation

I can't think of a favourite thing right now - it has been a long time since I read it (right at the moment all I can think of is the movie!) :lemo:
 

twiggymarie

Daughter of One
Mar 17, 2011
332
1,895
Texas, United States
#5
I'm happy to hear your daughter is reading The Green Mile - I like it a lot more than Desperation

I can't think of a favourite thing right now - it has been a long time since I read it (right at the moment all I can think of is the movie!) :lemo:
I like Desperation for what it is, but The Green Mile is such a beautifully haunting story. I can't read it or watch it without turning into a blubbery mess. :m_surrender:

They did a really, really good job with the movie. For once, most of the characters were fairly what I had in mind while reading it.
 

Aloysius Nell

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Apr 1, 2014
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My first image when I think of the book is always Brutal, standing on a chair, calling Paul in to show him the splinter of colored wood and smell the peppermint. Their conversation is so touching and real to me.
 
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