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Dennis Lehane
Dennis Lehane (born Aug 4th, 1966) is an American author. He has written several novels, including the New York Times bestseller Mystic River, which was later made into an Academy Award winning film, also called Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and... show more



Dennis Lehane (born Aug 4th, 1966) is an American author. He has written several novels, including the New York Times bestseller Mystic River, which was later made into an Academy Award winning film, also called Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon (Lehane can be briefly seen waving from a car in the parade scene at the end of the film). The novel was a finalist for the PEN/Winship Award and won the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best Novel, the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction, and France's Prix Mystere de la Critique. Bio and photo from Goodreads.

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Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 3 weeks ago
Audience: Adult Format: Owned/Kindle When Sean Devine and Jimmy Marcus were kids, their fathers worked together at the Coleman Candy plant and carried the stench of warm chocolate back home with them. -first sentence I've had this book on my tbr since 2016 and I finally got around to reading...
Tina97
Tina97 rated it 5 months ago
God damn. It's currently past 5 in the morning and I've just finished the book. The first thing that hooked me was LeHane's ability to create characters that felt real. I can honestly say that throughout the book, I could relate to most of the characters in one way or another. This with his impeccab...
Book Hoarders Anonymous
Book Hoarders Anonymous rated it 6 months ago
well..that's interesting. Granted, I'm not actually familiar with most of the authors...or characters. Not really the genre I follow. I do kinda wish similar existed in romance if only to see how other authors do characters.
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 1 year ago
How can this be my first Dennis Lehane book? How did I miss someone who writes like this? I went into the book in complete ignorance because I liked the title. I was immediately impressed by a new style of hard-boiled PI that mixes swagger with self-deprecation, reluctant empathy and hate-driven...
Ned Hayes Writing
Ned Hayes Writing rated it 2 years ago
Powerful compactly wound crime fiction, by the author of MYSTIC RIVER. A book that's pulled as tight as a garrot against the neck. The main character is a walking cipher, both to himself and others. His moral choices have landed him a gray world of walking alienation, but he's generally a sympatheti...
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