The Green Mile: Book Review

Stephen King just never run out of ideas, stories that stun readers in an eerie realm of make- believe. He’s so incredible that it’s natural for him to write stories that are plausible and unimaginable at the same time. His serial novel The Green Mile once again proved his ingenuity in the world of fiction.

The novel tells about a tale of death and immortality. Paul Edgecombe, who guards the inmates in the row of cells at Cold Mountain State Penitentiary known as The Green Mile, knows exactly what deaths for them are; and what could have been his ultimate experience of life and death. He discovers John Coffey’s special powers—an inmate convicted of rape and murder of two little girls. He witnesses with his fellow guards that even a small of God’s creation could walk on the Green Mile without having fear for humans: a mouse.

All of Edgecombe’s experience with the guards, who watches the countless criminals being electrocuted, would know what death could be like to them and to the ordinary people; what could have been the difference of the lives of the good and the evil.

Discover more about King’s mystery of Religion and Superstition both interconnected of what lies within the truth of eternal life and death.


The Godfather Papers and Other Confessions: Book Review

This book is a post-read to all The Godfather fans. Mario Puzo‘s collection of essays, articles, and previously unpublished short stories proved his undoubted honesty and sincerity on his bestseller novel The Godfather.

His first autobiographical essay Choosing a Dream tells his childhood and adolescence in Hell’s Kitchen in New York. Here we can find out where the idea of The Godfather came from, his fellow Italian’s grim lot in America, and his story of success as Frank Sinatra and Joe DiMaggio. He also includes his early diary of an unsuccessful writer, his sentiments to publishers and fellow writers.

The Godfather fans could discover some important insights and the real significance of the novel. Why such idea came out in the first place?  Why he didn’t agree to such people who attacked him for glorifying the Mafia? And for that he discusses well about the nature of good and evil. He reveals how America practices graft and bribe money and are still acceptable to the society. While the leaders of the outside world commit crimes and oppress the powerless, the underground called the Mafia guarantees financial security and protection to its members by means of force and violence to the enemies. The irony that even in the beginning of the novel he has always been on the good side.

He also discusses about feminism and male chauvinism, which are also related to the novel. He also reveals everything about the making of The Godfather the movie. How people like Copolla, Sinatra, Al Ruddy, Brando and Pacino, dealt and painstakingly involved in the movie. He even recalls his meeting with Frank Sinatra that didn’t go well, as it is learned Sinatra’s resemblance to Johnny Fontane, one character from the novel.

It’s the real Mario Puzo who reveals and explains everything. New York, Las Vegas, Hollywood, all but in one book. That is why Mario Puzo (who died on July 1999) was truly a brilliant, inimitable writer of all time.