Dennis LeHane’s “Shutter Island”

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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”.

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