Renee @It’sBookTalk began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of our old favorites as well as sharing books that we’re FINALLY getting around to reading that were published over a year ago. I’ve wanted to join this meme for a long time and I thought it would be a great idea because it forces me to read books from the TBR and not only new releases. And, of course, I can also include some old favorites!
The Green Mile: those who walk it do not return, because at the end of that walk is the room in which sits Cold Mountain penitentiary’s electric chair. In 1932 the newest resident on death row is John Coffey, a giant black man convicted of the brutal murder of two little girls. But nothing is as it seems with John Coffey, and around him unfolds a bizarre and horrifying story.
I love Stephen King, even if I don’t always love his books. Nevertheless, he’s a great writer and not one but a couple of his novels are among my all-time favorites, so there’s that. I read The Green Mile many years ago and it instantly became a book that I would remember forever.
The Green Mile made me cry, made me reflect on prison life and death penalty and, above all, it was a book that felt important and memorable. It was a beautiful and sad story that had me hooked despite its length. Because, as it usually happens with Stephen King, this isn’t a short novel. But I lived every page.
And do you honestly know anyone who doesn’t like it?