Sharon Hawkinson

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Episode 1 - "The Green Mile" Part 1, Chapters 1-6


Off we go! We have started our first book discussion! Covered in this podcast were the first six chaptres in Part 1. You can find the study questions for this entrybelow.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day and that y0u were able to do something specal and romantic with your special someone. Unfortunately, we're rather snowed in in my section of th ewoods. We've had some really horrendous weather here over the last couple of days.

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Study questions for the next group of chapters will be posted soon.

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Happy reading, everyone, and I hope to be hearing from you soon.


1 comment:

Smurfwreck said...

Wow, it's been awhile since I read the Green Mile, so I'd have to brush up on that before I answered any of your questions, though I did want to address the manner in which it was first released. I've been a pretty big King fan for awhile and I remember it was interesting when he released this book in sections to the public as he wrote it, or at least I'm pretty sure it was as he wrote it.

I know that he was vibing off of Charles Dickens who would publish his novels in series form in newspapers and the like, but I also think it was to experiment with readers keeping up with the story and to see how sales went in terms of interest in the story not to mention to see if he could keep the flow going with breaks and no chance to revise previous "chapters."

I always thought that it was an interesting experiment, something that you don't see many authors playing with.