Monday, March 15, 2010

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

Shutter Island

WOW!!  This book is absolutely fantastic! 

I had no idea what the book was about when I picked it up - only that it had been made into a movie.  So a few days ago, I had started and put down two other books, and then picked this one up.  I didn't have high hopes, because I just was in a reading funk - and it grabbed me right away!  I didn't get much reading done yesterday, but today, I just kept on going until I finished it.

In a nutshell- Teddy, a U.S. Marshall, lands on Shutter Island to help track down a patient who has escaped from the hospital there - a hospital for the criminally insane.  He and his partner quickly realize that they are being lied to at every turn, and are determined to solve the mystery of the hospital, as well as the missing woman.  At the same time, Teddy must also face some demons of his own past.

Lots of intrigue, a great mystery, and fascinating characters and setting - this book is a gripping page-turner. 


Alexia561 said...

Good review! I've liked every Dennis Lehane book I've ever read, but this one was different for him. Still really good, but not his usual style. Glad you enjoyed it! Heard the movie is good as well, but haven't seen it yet.

Jenny said...

Yay! Sounds great! Are you planning on seeing the movie now?

pinkcypress said...

I can't wait to see the movie! That was one reason I moved this one up the TBR pile - I wanted to read it before I saw the movie :)

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I loved this book and reviewed it awhile back too. I just saw the movie and thought it was pretty fantastic too! But Leo Dicaprio can do no wrong, in my book!

Jennifer said...

I am on my way to see this movie tonight! I just now realized that it was based on a book!!! I always like to read books before the movie, but oh well. I'll let you know!