The Green Mile
by Stephen King
Gollancz Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575084346
Date: 21 August 2008 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
This King novel - originally released as six small paperback 'episodes' back in 1996 holds a very special place in my book loving heart, for, to this day, it remains the only book I ever read from cover to cover in single unbroken sitting! I started it late one evening and became aware of the dawn chorus as I turned the final page. It was an extraordinary experience made all the more extraordinary by the fact that having already seen Frank Darabont faithful movie version, I actually knew the story already!
This is testament to Stephen King, one of the greatest storytellers of all time - in my opinion - and this novel The Green Mile remains one of the most perfectly plotted pieces of fiction I have ever read. Period.
Not to be missed regardless of whether you have seen the film or not.