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Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
Shutter Island
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Shutter Island is something of a departure for Dennis Lehane. It is not like the private eye novels with which he made his name and it is not especially like Mystic River, his distinguished crime novel about murder, loyalty and revenge. Instead, he gives us a classic of psychological suspense--US... show more
Shutter Island is something of a departure for Dennis Lehane. It is not like the private eye novels with which he made his name and it is not especially like Mystic River, his distinguished crime novel about murder, loyalty and revenge. Instead, he gives us a classic of psychological suspense--US Marshal Teddy is summoned to a remote hospital for the criminally insane to look for a missing patient and finds his own future and sanity on the line. It is the 1950s and experiments with drugs, conditioning and brain surgery are all the rage both in the psychiatric profession and in the shadow world of government agencies. Teddy rapidly becomes aware that no-one he is talking to is remotely telling him the truth and that he cannot be wholly sure even of his charming new partner. As the island hospital is isolated by a hurricane, we find ourselves unable to trust a single thing that the narrative tells us--Lehane displays a gift for sleight of hand which is showily disorienting. At the same time, this is not just a box of tricks. We find ourselves caring deeply for Teddy and his partner Chuck, whatever is going on and whoever they really are.--Roz Kaveney
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B000JMKNV0
Pages no: 369
Edition language: English
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Awogfli - Bookcroc
Awogfli - Bookcroc rated it
4.0 Book2movie-Rezension eines guten Suspense-Thrillers
Da ich den Film schon vorher gesehen habe, und die Meinung bzw. das Vorwissen sich durchaus auf meine Bewertung des Romans auswirkte, ist eine Book2movie-Rezension in diesem speziellen Fall unerlässlich. Buch: 3,5 Sterne Sehr wohlwollend aufgerundet auf 4 Sterne Dieser Roman hat von der Atmosphä...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.0 Shutter Island
I have seen the Martin Scorcese movie of Shutter Island, so I actually knew how this story would end. Nonetheless, I immensely enjoyed reading this novel and yes the book is better than the movie, again. It is a gripping and unique read, full of tension and the strenght of this novel lies in Lehan...
Dem
Dem rated it
4.0 Shutter Island
What a terrific supense novel by Denis Lehane. Even though I had seen the movie many years ago I had always wanted to read the book and was so glad I did as I had forgotten the plot anyhow and the book proved to be so well written and intriguing that it had me on the edge of my seat.The novel is s...
Inkspot Fancy
Inkspot Fancy rated it
4.0 Isolation
I remember seeing the commercials for the movie version of this book when it came out, and thinking it looked interesting - a sort of mystery/thriller thing set on an island against the backdrop of a notorious mental asylum. I never made the time to see the movie though, so when a friend offered to ...
M. A. Phipps
M. A. Phipps rated it
5.0 Shutter Island
EPIC. There are no other words to describe this book. I am a HUGE fan of the thriller genre and my god, this book got the job done. Did not see the huge twist coming at all and that's saying something since I tend to spot these things coming from a mile away. I have nothing more to say about this bo...
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