Standalone Sunday is a meme created by Megan at BookslayerReads. Where each Sunday you feature a book that is a standalone and not a part of a series that you really like and would recommend to others.
Remember to either link back to Megan’s post or leave her a link to yours in the comments section of her post so that she can add your post to the list.
I’m mainly a fantasy fan and as such, think that this is a great idea because lets face it, most fantasy books are part of a trilogy or series and it’s nice to occasionally read a standalone. Though my choice isn’t actually a fantasy book, surprisingly I do on occasion read other books to!
The Green Mile by Stephen King.
A truly moving book, poignant and emotional, this is King at his very best and if you don’t want to read the book then you can always watch the film with Tom Hanks in it, it’s a quality adaptation of the book and thoroughly enjoyable to. But of course the book goes into far more detail in certain areas and aspects than the film.
Some stunning characters in both Paul Edgecomb and John Coffey, these are two completely different but top quality characters that you really become invested in. In William “Wild Bill” Wharton and Percy Wetmore you also get a couple of vile and heinous characters that you really hate, wishing to see them both get their comeuppance. And, in Mr Jingles you get a mouse that you really care about, yes, I wrote a mouse – that may sound strange but read the book and find out how Master King makes you feel for a mouse! 🙂
The Green Mile is a compelling, heartfelt and emotional read, it’s unforgettable and highly recommended for anyone no matter their preferred genre who likes to read!
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.”
“On the day of my judgment, when I stand before God, and He asks me why did I kill one of his true miracles, what am I gonna say? That it was my job? My job?”
“I think that’s what people most always do with the stuff they can’t make out – just forget it.”
“Of course they had more chains on him than Scrooge saw on Marley’s ghost, but he could have kicked up dickens if he’d wanted. That’s a pun, son.”
“Atonement was powerful; it was the lock on the door you closed against the past.”
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