Review: The Green Mile, Part 6: Coffey on the Mile

The Green Mile, Part 6: Coffey on the Mile
The Green Mile, Part 6: Coffey on the Mile by Stephen King

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book #8 for 2015

This was an excellent resolution to the series, tying together the stories of young Paul and old Paul as well as driving home the themes. Gift or curse? Death as release. Facing judgment. I liked how King built in the epilogue by giving everybody’s death details along the way. This is very much a book about death, but it makes it clear that death is not just about death. Death is contrast to life. As such, it points up the importance of how we live our lives.

This is easily the best King I’ve ever read, but it occurs to me that I really haven’t read that much King. I should rectify that.

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Review: The Green Mile, Part 5: Night Journey

The Green Mile, Part 5: Night Journey
The Green Mile, Part 5: Night Journey by Stephen King

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book #7 for 2015

This installment showcases King’s genius for foreshadowing in such a way that still leaves plenty of room for speculation and wonderment. Even though I am now getting a really good idea of how the front story and the back story will come together, and I know that the escapade had to have turned out to be something of a success, the suspense remains high. I recommend reading this one only if you have the final episode ready at hand.

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Review: The Green Mile, Part 4: The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix

The Green Mile, Part 4: The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix
The Green Mile, Part 4: The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix by Stephen King

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book #6 of 2015

There were some horrific scenes in this installment, but King handled them delicately, which I think takes a great deal of talent. There is also an economy of description that makes it a real page-turner. One thing I liked about this part in particular is that the front story — Paul in the old folks’ home — really started coming out as more than just an excuse to have a story at all.

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Review: The Green Mile, Part 3: Coffey’s Hands

The Green Mile, Part 3: Coffey's Hands
The Green Mile, Part 3: Coffey’s Hands by Stephen King

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book #5 for 2015
PopSugar Challenge Criterion Met:
-A book with magic

Tons of foreshadowing in this installment, but also lots of plot development. I really liked how King was pacing and framing this story. A few bits were on the predictable side, but the story flowed nicely all the same and made me eager for the next book.

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