Plot[ edit ] A first-person narrative told by Paul Edgecombe, the novel switches between Paul as an old man in the Georgia Pines nursing home sharing his story with fellow resident Elaine Connelly inand his time in as the block supervisor of the Cold Mountain Penitentiary death row, nicknamed "The Green Mile" for the color of the floor's linoleum. During his time on the Mile, John interacts with fellow prisoners Eduard "Del" Delacroix, a Cajun arsonistrapist, and murderer, and William Wharton "Billy the Kid" to himself, "Wild Bill" to the guardsa wild-acting and dangerous multiple murderer who is determined to make as much trouble as he can before he is executed. Other inhabitants include Arlen Bitterbuck, a Native American convicted of killing a man in a fight over a pair of boots also the first character to die in the electric chair ; Arthur Flanders, a real estate executive who killed his father to perpetrate insurance fraudand whose sentence is eventually commuted to life imprisonment while serving his sentence, he is killed by another inmate in the laundry room ; and Mr.
This happened inwhen the State Penitentiary was still at Cold Mountain. And the electric chair was there, too, of course.
By all accounts The Green Mile was a critical, commercial, and professional success. One reviewer hailed the story of the supernaturally gifted John Coffey as King's "best writing in years." One reviewer hailed the story of the supernaturally gifted John Coffey as King's "best writing in years.". Showing the most relevant results. See all results for The Green Mile. When The Green Mile first appeared, serialized as one volume per month, Stephen King’s The Green Mile was an unprecedented publishing triumph: all six volumes ended up on the New York Times bestseller list—simultaneously—and delighted millions of fans the world alphabetnyc.coms:
They calledit Old Sparky, or the Big Juicy. They made cracks about the power bill, and about how Warden Moores would cook his thanksgiving turkey that fall, with his wife, Melinda, too sick to cook.
But for the ones who actually had to sit down in that chair, the humor went out of the situation in a hurry. The realization came then, you would see it rising in their eyes, a kind of cold dismay that their own legs had finished their careers.
The blood still ran in them, the muscles were still strong, but they were finished, all the same; they were never going to walk another country mile or dance with a girl at a barn raising. There was a black silk bag that went over their heads after they had finished their rambling and mostly disjointed last remarks.
It was supposed to be for them, but I always thought that it was really for us, to keep us from seeing the awful tide of dismay in their eyes as they realized they were going to die with their knees bent.
Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working the Mile. 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.
When The Green Mile was first published inI bought it in its six volumes over six months. It is the most frustrating way to buy a book, and yet strangely pleasurable also.
There was an exquisite agony in having to wait for the next volume. I had mine pre-ordered, of course, so that there was no danger of missing out.
I have had a mixed relationship with The Green Mile. The first read was a five star one.
There were those who said that was exactly why Mr King had published them this way, to create demand, to ensure sales, because who is going to stop buying a series half way through?
But in reality the story behind how The Green Mile came about, and came to be published as a serial, is a very different, and interesting, one. But I stumbled across this collection earlier this year when I was ransacking the packing crates looking for something else entirely which, by the way, I never found and now have no idea what it was, and pulled it out intending to use it as a filler read while the Kindle is charging.
But, of course, that never happened. And one day I may even be tempted to watch the movie.Employee Owners of Chelsea Green Publishing.
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I walk the 2 ½ mile path at the site of the old Air Force Training center in Hobbs, New Mexico, whose claim to fame is that Jimmy Stewart trained here— Over the early summer mornings, I. Trinity Green was included on a Mile End mural created in In , local residents complained at proposals for Sainsbury's to build a storey tower block less than 80 yards (73 m) from the Trinity Green almshouses; they argued that the tower block would cast a shadow over the almshouses.
Green Mile comparisons to Shawshank are, unfortunately, inescapable. While Shawshank is about hope, Green Mile seems to be—well, the easy pitch is the anti- Shawshank.
It’s not, but it is a very grim story. The “Green Mile”, named after a stretch of faded lime-green linoleum, is the cell block where Paul worked. Prisoners were said to be walking “their last mile ” to the electric chair.
John Coffey, a giant African American man convicted of raping and killing two young white girls, arrives on death row.