In Cold Mountain Penitentiary, in the days of the Great Depression, the convicted killers of E Block wait their turn to walk the Green Mile to Old Sparky, the electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years of working on the Mile – but he’s never seen anyone like John Coffey, an illiterate man with the body of a giant¬† and the mind and soul of a gentle child. He is condemned for a crime terrifying in its bloody violence and shocking in its depravity.¬† Edgecombe will discover the terrible truth about John Coffey and it will challenge his cherished beliefs. Regarded to be one of King’s finest.