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- Publication date : October 13, 2009
- File size : 564 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 400 pages
- Publisher : William Morrow; Reprint edition (October 13, 2009)
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B000JMKNV0
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- Best Sellers Rank: #39,836 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Or … do they? Lehane bends and twists reality until the reader is no longer entirely sure who they are themselves, let alone the characters on the page in front of them. The way Lehane manipulates the reader’s sense of what’s true mimics the way those delusional patients seem incapable of understanding or adapting to the world around them. By the final gut-punch chapter, I was no longer sure of anything, except that Dennis Lehane is a hell of a writer.
(But seriously, what the hell happened there at the end??)
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I saw the film several years ago, so I was well aware of the twist in the tale at the end, but still this is just such a terrific book. When I saw the film, as soon as the twist came I wanted to watch it again, but never found the chance. Well, reading this gave me that chance.
Shutter Island held my attention from start to finish. Can’t wait to read more of LeHane’s work.
The cops continue to lead a complex investigation and you just know something is going on. The patients tell them one thing and the guards another. From the start, you know this is going to be weird. The asylum, the island, the fact that someone is missing, the fact that one cop has a personal reason to be on this case....
The build up, the sense of foreboding and that elusive voice whispering in your ear as you read. What can you believe and what can't you? The ending is very clever. I read back to see if I'd spotted the clues. It's a treat of a reveal and it's a great journey getting there.
Not sure if I would ever want to go there for a booktrail though so thank goodness this island is fictional (although it is inspired by a visit the author did once).
A very simple book with a straight through story, delivered in almost a straight line. Not particularly well written. I did read it to the end despite wanting to give up a few times. After getting to the end, I wish I had followed my initial instincts. There are so many books and life is too short to suffer bad books.
The twist was along the lines of the film where the young boy says, "I see dead people" when you realise, almost instantly, that the character played by Bruce Willis is dead. After the clue in the book, I felt myself moving along with inevitability.
Not one that I would recommend. Two stars instead of one, just because I finished it.