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Walking the Mile

Discussion in 'The Green Mile' started by twiggymarie, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. twiggymarie

    twiggymarie Daughter of One

    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

    ....the rapport between John and the guards....
  3. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th Dressing the Gothic interval in tritones

    The spiritual thread of the Gospel according to Stephen King running through it .. .actually, as with Desperation/The Regulators ....
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  4. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    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:
  5. twiggymarie

    twiggymarie Daughter of One

    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.
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  6. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    John Coffey. His character just makes the story.
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  7. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    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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