Paul Coffey, the brutal killer of two girls, reveals something extraordinary, and life on the Green Mile will never be the same again.
Harking back to the early days of the novel, The Green Mile is being published in six monthly installments. It's a great idea for a writer like Stephen King, famous for page-turning, nail-biting suspense. Like his earlier book The Shawshank Redemption, which became a hit movie, this one is set inside a prison; the title refers to the green-linoleum-covered corridor leading from death row to the electric chair. The narrator is an appealing prison superintendent, puzzled by the arrival of the enigmatic John Coffey, a huge, gentle, silent man accused of a double child rape-murder. Did he do it? Is the vicious guard going to do something awful, or have something done to him? Read the next installment.