I’m not much of a fiction reader. I have trouble “getting into” the story. I like movies, though, and I’m generally surprised by how many movies are made from books. I think Leonardo DiCaprio has made some good films, too. So, I was pretty excited when I saw trailers for Shutter Island – a mind bending psychological thriller.
I haven’t seen the movie, and I’m not sure that I will, especially if the axiom “the book is always better” is true in this case. The book was fantastic. I was drawn in within a few paragraphs and my attention was expertly kept until the final word. LeHane doesn’t waste words when describing a scene, a feeling or thought, or dialogue. That makes for a fast paced book that baffles the credulity of “the real world”.