The Top 100 Inspirational Books: 100 - 81
93 - The Green Mile
Stephen King may not strike many as an inspirational writer. Though known mainly for his dark tales of human depravity and malevolent monsters, King is also a master at developing characters. It is those characters who lift The Green Mile from just another supernatural tale to a story that can inspire. The book centers around the character of John Coffey, a wrongfully accused death row inmate and a character who is as selfless as he is sympathetic. He possesses amazing healing powers that unfortunately come at the cost of his own health. He seeks to use those very abilities to aid those who have imprisoned him, making this story a reminder of the good that can exist in humanity. That is a rare feat for Stephen King.
~ Stephen Russ
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