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I know that this must be oft-discussed, but as someone who considers “Misery” to be my favorite novel and who is enjoying reading “The Green Mile” (though I really need to read more of it at home, I’ve been reading it at school) I just can’t help but notice how impressive King’s character and world building are. I’ll admit, his novels do tend to be and feel a bit long… but he manages to get me so engrossed in his world. I’m impressed with how his characters really feel like actual people - Paul Edgecomb and all of the characters in the green mile (I’m not that far in yet) feel like real people - people with a background, with histories, not just characters in a book. This is what pulled me in so much w “Misery,” and I hope that when I do get around to reading “IT” the characters will similarly be well written. I remember that when I was reading “Misery,” it largely became such a page turner for me bc I couldn’t stop thinking about how realistic Annie Wilkes was, and about how impressed I was w king for clearly doing his research (he seemed to know a lot about nursing.)

The same thing is happening for me w the green mile, even though I can tell based upon what I’ve read so far (I’m 130-ish pages in) that there are some supernatural elements (I’ve also seen the film adaptation before.) I feel like I’m just idk, reading a biography or something. It’s damn good writing. I simply have to go through as many of King’s novels as I can, I may even make it a goal to see how many of his books I can read throughout the year

People on the King subreddit recommended 11/23/63 (is that the right title?) to me but I really am loving his books so much right now haha! I was always so obsessed w the premises after watching film adaptations of his books… so nice to actually be sitting down and reading them :)

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