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The Green Mile - Stephen King
Date: 08/12/00, updated on 25/11/01 (3 review reads)
Advantages: Brilliant book!
I bought the book of the green mile after seeing a trailer to the film. I thought that it would be best to read the book before seeing the film so I did. Stephan King describes what only your mind can and what no film can do. The detail paid to the characters is enormous. You really do feel like you know that man who walks the Green Mile. One character which particularly makes you think is not the main prisoner John Coffey but a "possessed" Frenchman Edward Deliox who dies in a brutal way. I won't say how as I'd hate to spoil this book for somebody else. The Green Mile is a real page-turner. The film looked good from what I saw but I hope it lives up to the book.