I've not seen the movie, but the novel is complex and rewarding. It does address some of the tough issues surrounding incarceration and the death penalty. That's okay, the issue is addressed from many sides and is enlightening.
Better than the movie. I am not much of a Steven King fan, but this book I did not want to put down.
I've read a few Stephen King novels and this was my favorite, by far.
The year is 1932, the place is E Block for convicted killers on death row.
This is one of Kings Best Stories, and I'm sure there are very few who do not know it.
It's about the guards and inmates and a mouse called jingles. A huge black man called John Coffey with special powers.
If you haven't seen the movie you must read the book, I read it after I saw the movie. This is a must read.....
One of the greatest books I have ever read. You love the charcters or you really hate them, but you feel something for every charcter involved, including the loveable little mouse Mr.Jingles.