The Green Mile by Stephen King || Book Review

This is the first book that I have read by Stephen King, and I can safely say without further references, that this will always be one of my favourites.

I ugly-cried with the movie and I ugly-cried while reading it.

The library didn’t have all the books from the six part series and I read the last two books as e-books because I had to know how the story ended!

I haven’t watch the movie in years but the main premise was burned into my brain but there were still so many new details to discover with the books.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Originally published: 1996

Pages: 432
Format: Paperback

Plot from GoodReads:

Welcome 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.


The Green Mile is wonderfully written. Each character brought their own unique characteristics to the story and were all well-developed, even the antagonists were written in such a way that you really felt like hating them with all your guts.

Each book had its own fresh plot that was focused on even while it kept moving towards the same conclusion in the end.

The plot had a compassionate storyline and thought-provoking. I was left feeling so many emotions at the same time, ranging from anger, sadness and at times relief.

The writing was vivid and believable. You got to feel and experience everything the book had to offer, and you’re left with a sense of hope hanging in the air.


I loved the supernatural element in the book, even though there’s never an explanation given as to how it works and why, and the reader can draw their own assumptions on the topic.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.46 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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