Once again, King has created an amazing story with The Green Mile: The Mouse on the Mile, however it did not contain the horror or gore that this reader was expecting. Within this novel King gives a chilling but natural view of prisons during The Great Depression. The interaction of prisoners and guards is explored as well as the procedure of killing a criminal via the electric chair. The friction between prison guards is also seen, as well as the action of nepotism. These factors give The Mouse on the Mile a human and natural feeling. However, with King's reputation, this reader had anticipated to be engrossed in terror. This did not occur, however, but one can expect to see King's trademark horror later in The Green Mile series. All in all, King has still made a wonderful novel, and this reader highly recommends it.