Length: 432 pages
Audiobook Length: 13 hours and 53 minutes
First Published: 1996
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,” the lime-colored linoleum corridor leading to a final meeting with Old Sparky, Cold Mountain’s electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities over the years working the Mile, but he’s never seen anything 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. And in this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about John Coffey—a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefs….
Quotes from The Green Mile
Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.
Sometimes there is absolutely no difference at all between salvation and damnation.
Weird love’s better than no love at all.
The world turns, that’s all. You can hold on and turn with it, or stand up to protest and be spun right off.
Movie Trailer for The Green Mile (1999)
About Stephen King
Stephen King is the bestselling author of more than 58 novels and 6 nonfiction books. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the National Medal of Arts. Visit the author’s website →