The Mouse on the Mile

The Mouse on the Mile
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN 10: 1501138294
ISBN 13: 9781501138294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mouse on the Mile Book Review:

The Green Mile, Stephen King’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel, was first published twenty years ago in six original paperback installments. Inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film starring Tom Hanks about an innocent man on death row, The Green Mile is now available for the first time in e-serial form. The Mouse on the Mile is Volume Two. Paul Edgecombe’s story continues with the addition of two characters, one a new prisoner awaiting his own date with “Old Sparky,” Cold Mountain’s electric chair. He’s William “Wild Bill” Wharton, a killer with an aim to cause as much trouble as he can before his execution date. The other newcomer is a mouse. Called Steamboat Willy by the guards who first noticed him, he’s later renamed Mr. Jingles by Eduard Delacroix, another of the death row inmates who eventually takes in the mouse and makes him his pet—a bit of cold comfort for a man condemned to walk the Green Mile.

The Green Mile

The Green Mile
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780780788596
ISBN 13: 0780788591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Green Mile Book Review:

The Green Mile

The Green Mile
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 1501160443
ISBN 13: 9781501160448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Green Mile Book Review:

Repackaged to tie in with Castlerock's major motion picture release of the season, starring Tom Hanks. At Cold Mountain Penitentiary, prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen the good, the evil, the innocent, and the guilty. But he's never seen anything like new prisoner John Coffey.

The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix

The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN 10: 1501138316
ISBN 13: 9781501138317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix Book Review:

The Green Mile, Stephen King’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel, was first published twenty years ago in six original paperback installments. Inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film starring Tom Hanks about an innocent man on death row, The Green Mile is now available for the first time in e-serial form. The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix is Volume Four. Time has run out for one of the inmates at Cold Mountain penitentiary. Eduard Delacroix is set to make his way into the lap of Old Sparky. But first he must say good-bye—to the guards, to his fellow inmates, and to a strange creature that forever changed his life. Little does he know of the terrible fate that awaits him, and of a devilish plan of revenge. Though no execution can ever be routine, it can follow procedures put in place to minimize pain and avoid a ghastly end. But those procedures are only as good as the men carrying them out. Unfortunately for Delacroix, one of those men is Percy Wetmore. And he’s determined to hear Delacroix’s screams of agony echoing along the Green Mile.

Horrorstor

Horrorstor
Author: Grady Hendrix
Publsiher: Quirk Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-09-23
ISBN 10: 159474727X
ISBN 13: 9781594747274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horrorstor Book Review:

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires comes a hilarious and terrifying haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting: a furniture superstore. Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking. To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they’ll patrol the empty showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination.

Stephen King from A to Z

Stephen King from A to Z
Author: George Beahm
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 251
Release: 1998-09
ISBN 10: 9780836269147
ISBN 13: 0836269144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stephen King from A to Z Book Review:

Contains hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about various aspects of the life and work of popular novelist Stephen King.

The Authenticity of Execution Scenes portrayed in The Green Mile

The Authenticity of Execution Scenes portrayed in    The Green Mile
Author: Merle Blunk
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 11
Release: 2019-04-03
ISBN 10: 3668914338
ISBN 13: 9783668914339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Authenticity of Execution Scenes portrayed in The Green Mile Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject Cultural Studies - Miscellaneous, grade: 3,0, University of Rostock, language: English, abstract: In the late 1980s and the 1990s, the time Stephen King was working on his serial novels and movie ‘The Green Mile’, the newspapers reported of many execution errors comparable to Kemmler’s execution. Stephen King was presumably concerned by these horrible incidents so that these reports may have influenced his writing. The thought that this movie was made to enlighten and arouse the public, raises the question in which way these three executions in the movie resemble to authentic executions that took place over the years in the United States of America. To respond to this question this paper will give a summary of the movie ‘The Green Mile’ followed by descriptions of the three execution scenes. In the last part the three executions will be compared to real executions that took place in the USA and are discussed with regard to how accurate they are to reality. The thought of executing a person through electricity has its origin in the late 19th century. During that time technology developed very fast and people were fascinated by electricity. However, installing electrical items like street lights caused many fatal accidents. The number of deaths increased rapidly in the 1880s. Apparently the victims died within seconds without physical pain and visible marks of external forces on the bodies. Soon people thought that power generators might be useful for executions. David Hill, Governor of New York, engaged a three-member committee to proof if electricity is suitable for executions. After three years of research the result was that electrocutions caused a painless and instant death. It was seen as the most human and practical method to enforce the death penalty. The first electric chair was built in New York in 1888 (DPIC). Only two years later William Kemmler was the first person who got executed by electrocution in the US for murdering his common-law wife Tillie Ziegler. Even though the tests were successful, Kemmler’s electrocution in the Auburn Prison in New York occurred not to be as painless as it was supposed to be. His death on the electric chair took several minutes. Even though there were oppositions and execution errors in the years later, the electric chair had been established in many other states. Altogether 26 states of the United States of America adopted the method of electrocution.

Chasing the Scream

Chasing the Scream
Author: Johann Hari
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-01-20
ISBN 10: 1620408929
ISBN 13: 9781620408926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing the Scream Book Review:

The New York Times Bestseller What if everything you think you know about addiction is wrong? Johann Hari's journey into the heart of the war on drugs led him to ask this question--and to write the book that gave rise to his viral TED talk, viewed more than 62 million times, and inspired the feature film The United States vs. Billie Holiday and the documentary series The Fix. One of Johann Hari's earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of his relatives and not being able to. As he grew older, he realized he had addiction in his family. Confused, not knowing what to do, he set out and traveled over 30,000 miles over three years to discover what really causes addiction--and what really solves it. He uncovered a range of remarkable human stories--of how the war on drugs began with Billie Holiday, the great jazz singer, being stalked and killed by a racist policeman; of the scientist who discovered the surprising key to addiction; and of the countries that ended their own war on drugs--with extraordinary results. Chasing the Scream is the story of a life-changing journey that transformed the addiction debate internationally--and showed the world that the opposite of addiction is connection.

Playing the Race Card

Playing the Race Card
Author: Linda Williams
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 0691201331
ISBN 13: 9780691201337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing the Race Card Book Review:

The black man suffering at the hands of whites, the white woman sexually threatened by the black man. Both images have long been burned into the American conscience through popular entertainment, and today they exert a powerful and disturbing influence on Americans' understanding of race. So argues Linda Williams in this boldly inquisitive book, where she probes the bitterly divisive racial sentiments aroused by such recent events as O. J. Simpson's criminal trial. Williams, the author of Hard Core, explores how these images took root, beginning with melodramatic theater, where suffering characters acquire virtue through victimization. The racial sympathies and hostilities that surfaced during the trial of the police in the beating of Rodney King and in the O. J. Simpson murder trial are grounded in the melodramatic forms of Uncle Tom's Cabin and The Birth of a Nation. Williams finds that Stowe's beaten black man and Griffith's endangered white woman appear repeatedly throughout popular entertainment, promoting interracial understanding at one moment, interracial hate at another. The black and white racial melodrama has galvanized emotions and fueled the importance of new media forms, such as serious, "integrated" musicals of stage and film, including The Jazz Singer and Show Boat. It also helped create a major event out of the movie Gone With the Wind, while enabling television to assume new moral purpose with the broadcast of Roots. Williams demonstrates how such developments converged to make the televised race trial a form of national entertainment. When prosecutor Christopher Darden accused Simpson's defense team of "playing the race card," which ultimately trumped his own team's gender card, he feared that the jury's sympathy for a targeted black man would be at the expense of the abused white wife. The jury's verdict, Williams concludes, was determined not so much by facts as by the cultural forces of racial melodrama long in the making. Revealing melodrama to be a key element in American culture, Williams argues that the race images it has promoted are deeply ingrained in our minds and that there can be no honest discussion about race until Americans recognize this predicament.

Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy
Author: Dean Koontz
Publsiher: Bantam Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0345533380
ISBN 13: 9780345533388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Expectancy Book Review:

A dying man's clairvoyant prophesies about his grandson, Jimmy Tock, reveal five terrifying and horrific events, occuring on five different days at different periods in his life, that will turn the young man's world upside down. 600,000 first printing.

The Killing Kind

The Killing Kind
Author: John Connolly
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-08-25
ISBN 10: 1501122649
ISBN 13: 9781501122644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Killing Kind Book Review:

When the discovery of a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the truth about the disappearance of a religious community, private detective Charlie Parker becomes embroiled in a deadly conflict with a group of religious fanatics.

Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation

Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation
Author: Patricia Van Voorhis,Emily J. Salisbury
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2016-05-12
ISBN 10: 1317360028
ISBN 13: 9781317360025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation Book Review:

Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation, 9th ed., presents foundations of correctional intervention, including overviews of the major systems of therapeutic intervention, diagnosis of mental illness, and correctional assessment and classification. Now fully updated to reflect DSM-5, its detailed descriptions and cross-approach comparisons help students prepare for a career in correctional counseling and allow working professionals to better determine which techniques might be most useful in their particular setting. The content is divided into five parts: (1) A Professional Framework for Correctional Counseling; (2) Understanding the Special Challenges Faced by the Correctional Counselor in the Prison Setting; (3) Offender Assessment, Diagnosis, and Classification; (4) Contemporary Approaches to Correctional Counseling and Treatment, (5) Interventions for Special Populations, and (6) Putting It All Together. The book is appropriate for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in Criminal Justice and Criminology, Psychology, and Social Work programs as well as correctional counseling practitioners.

Bicycling with Butterflies

Bicycling with Butterflies
Author: Sara Dykman
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN 10: 1643260901
ISBN 13: 9781643260907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bicycling with Butterflies Book Review:

Science, nature, and adventure come together in Sara Dykman's riveting account of her solo bike trip along the 10,201 mile-long migratory path of the monarch butterfly.

Socialism and Modern Science

Socialism and Modern Science
Author: Enrico Ferri
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN 10: 1776670752
ISBN 13: 9781776670758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Socialism and Modern Science Book Review:

Italian criminologist Enrico Ferri was one of the first in his field to focus on the social and economic causes of criminal behavior. His unique approach came about in part as a result of Ferri's own staunch support of socialism. In this compelling analysis, Ferri connects the dots between socialism and its applications and value in the sciences.

The Negro Motorist Green Book

The Negro Motorist Green Book
Author: Victor H. Green
Publsiher: Colchis Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Negro Motorist Green Book Book Review:

The idea of "The Green Book" is to give the Motorist and Tourist a Guide not only of the Hotels and Tourist Homes in all of the large cities, but other classifications that will be found useful wherever he may be. Also facts and information that the Negro Motorist can use and depend upon. There are thousands of places that the public doesn't know about and aren't listed. Perhaps you know of some? If so send in their names and addresses and the kind of business, so that we might pass it along to the rest of your fellow Motorists. You will find it handy on your travels, whether at home or in some other state, and is up to date. Each year we are compiling new lists as some of these places move, or go out of business and new business places are started giving added employment to members of our race.

Forever Odd

Forever Odd
Author: Dean Koontz
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-06-29
ISBN 10: 0307414310
ISBN 13: 9780307414311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forever Odd Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER I see dead people. But then, by God, I do something about it. Odd Thomas never asked for his special ability. He’s just an ordinary guy trying to live a quiet life in the small desert town of Pico Mundo. Yet he feels an obligation to do right by his otherworldly confidants, and that’s why he’s won hearts on both sides of the divide between life and death. But when a childhood friend disappears, Odd discovers something worse than a dead body and embarks on a heart-stopping battle of will and wits with an enemy of exceptional cunning. In the hours to come there can be no innocent bystanders, and every sacrifice can tip the balance between despair and hope. You’re invited on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror and transcendence to wonders beyond imagining. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas.

Walking to Listen

Walking to Listen
Author: Andrew Forsthoefel
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN 10: 1632867028
ISBN 13: 9781632867025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walking to Listen Book Review:

A memoir of one young man's coming of age on a journey across America--told through the stories of the people of all ages, races, and inclinations he meets along the way. Life is fast, and I've found it's easy to confuse the miraculous for the mundane, so I'm slowing down, way down, in order to give my full presence to the extraordinary that infuses each moment and resides in every one of us. At 23, Andrew Forsthoefel headed out the back door of his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, with a backpack, an audio recorder, his copies of Whitman and Rilke, and a sign that read "Walking to Listen." He had just graduated from Middlebury College and was ready to begin his adult life, but he didn't know how. So he decided to take a cross-country quest for guidance, one where everyone he met would be his guide. In the year that followed, he faced an Appalachian winter and a Mojave summer. He met beasts inside: fear, loneliness, doubt. But he also encountered incredible kindness from strangers. Thousands shared their stories with him, sometimes confiding their prejudices, too. Often he didn't know how to respond. How to find unity in diversity? How to stay connected, even as fear works to tear us apart? He listened for answers to these questions, and to the existential questions every human must face, and began to find that the answer might be in listening itself. Ultimately, it's the stories of others living all along the roads of America that carry this journey and sing out in a hopeful, heartfelt book about how a life is made, and how our nation defines itself on the most human level.

Bitter Medicine

Bitter Medicine
Author: Stephen King,Robin Furth,Peter David
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1982135360
ISBN 13: 9781982135362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bitter Medicine Book Review:

Enter once more the world of Roland Deschain—and the world of the Dark Tower…presented in this stunning fourth graphic novel of The Drawing of the Three story arc that will unlock the doorways to terrifying secrets and bold storytelling as part of the dark fantasy masterwork and magnum opus from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King. “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” With these unforgettable words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s iconic character Roland Deschain of Gilead. Roland is the last of his kind, a “gunslinger” charged with protecting whatever goodness and light remains in his world—a world that “moved on,” as they say. In this desolate reality—a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic, and yet one that mirrors our own in frightening ways—Roland is on a spellbinding and soul-shattering quest to locate and somehow save the mystical nexus of all worlds, all universes: the Dark Tower. Now, in the graphic novel series adaptation Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three, originally published by Marvel Comics in single-issue form and creatively overseen by Stephen King himself, the full story of Roland’s saga continues. Sumptuously drawn by Piotr Kowalski, Jonathan Marks, Juanan Ramirez, and Cory Hamscher, plotted by longtime Stephen King expert Robin Furth, and scripted by New York Times bestselling author Peter David, The Drawing of the Three adaptation is an extraordinary and terrifying journey—ultimately introducing a generation of new readers to Stephen King’s modern literary classic The Dark Tower, while giving longtime fans thrilling adventures transformed from his blockbuster novels.

A Winter s Tale

A Winter s Tale
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Longman
Total Pages: 56
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780582418134
ISBN 13: 0582418135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Winter s Tale Book Review:

There is a strange men's club in New York where all the members tell each other stories and where no-one looks older, no matter how many years have passed. One night a doctor tells the story of a young woman who gives birth to a baby in the most horrible way.

Counterparts

Counterparts
Author: James Joyce
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 25
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN 10: 1443440175
ISBN 13: 9781443440172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counterparts Book Review:

Farrington is an alcoholic scrivener who has been scolded by his boss for not finishing a task on time. But instead of completing the task, Farrington goes out for a beer and receives yet another scolding from his boss. Farrington’s day continues to unravel when he is humiliated at a local pub, and arrives home to find his wife out at chapel and his dinner uncooked. Critically acclaimed author James Joyce’s Dubliners is a collection of short stories depicting middle-class life in Dublin in the early twentieth century. First published in 1914, the stories draw on themes relevant to the time such as nationalism and Ireland’s national identity, and cement Joyce’s reputation for brutally honest and revealing depictions of everyday Irish life. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.