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Shutter Island | Paperback

Released on 28 September 2006

Author: Dennis Lehane | Format: Paperback

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US Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to find an escaped murderer named Rachel Solando. As a killer hurricane bears down on the island, the investigation deepens and the questions mount. How has a barefoot woman escaped from a locked room? And what really goes on in Ward C?

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 Intelligent book

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If like me, you seen the film advertised and wanted to try the book first then you wont be disappointed. I loved this book, really intelligent story. The way he writes it keeps you interested and i couldnt keep the book down, finished it in a few days. Your always wondering what is going to happen next, who is this guy, what did he do etc. etc. The climax really explains everything and such a good idea. Would definately recommend this book

 Terrific writing - will be reading more of his books

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Unusually for me, I read this book AFTER seeing the film - which is great, by the way - and just loved the way it was written, particularly the dialogue between the characters. It kept me gripped all the way through, despite knowing the story and the ending! Loved it.

 Jaw Dropping Ending !!

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I thought i'd read this book, after seeing clips for the fim advertised on t.v, I didn't get round to seeing it at the cinema, so I thought i'd give it a go.

I'm so glad I did, after only a few pages I was hooked, right from the start I was trying to work out exactly what was going on. A bit creepy in places, with good vivid, detailed descriptions which paint a real picture in your head. i couldn't put the book down and only took a few days to read it.

However, I still didn't guess the ending (which was good, as so many books / films, you can pre-empt the ending), this was a "Jaw Dropping Ending !!, and I can't wait to see it on DVD.

Definateley worth a read, no matter what your taste, you won't be disappointed !

 "Why you all wet, baby?"

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I found this book satisfyingly creepy and definitely very gripping!

U.S Marshal Teddy Daniels arrives upon Shutter Island with his partner Chuck Aule in order to investigate the escape of a patient within the mental institution for the criminally insane based upon this island. After initally finding the staff and those who run the institution deliberately unhelpful, Teddy's perceptions of Shutter Island take a turn for the worst when he strives to discover the one thing that means everything to him - the truth.

Definitely worth reading, haven't seen the film yet but if it is anything like the book then I'm sure it will be worth a watch! Wouldn't reccommend reading it late at night however - can pretty creepy!

 Superb, you'll feel lost when it's not in your hands anymore

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I saw the film - which I loved - before I read the book, but after reading that the book was written by the same author as the acclaimed Gone, Baby, Gone and Mystic River, I was curious to check Dennis Lehane out as an author and started with Shutter Island.

It is very stylish and fast-paced, jumping straight into it and never really stopping, throwing in a few elements that shouldn't really be compatible but somehow go together; the fantasy dream sequence elements against the gritty detective mystery and the pyschology of the inmates and the cut-off-from-the-rest-of-the-world atmosphere creates a great tension, with the lead character's characteristics and backstory given in little snippets along the way of the never-stopping-for-a-second plot.

I read this book in a week and believe me most of that week - including my time at work - were spent reading this book, and as a bathroom reader, I found excuses to take it to the toilet with me which caused my girlfriend concern at how much time I was spending in the bathroom when my toilet trips became almost hourly and for sometimes as long as an hour and my bathtub-reading escapades clocked in at excesses of two and a half hours some nights but I couldn't put it down.

The style is slick and swift, the direction almost film-like and the dialogue very driven, you can hear it as it literally speaks off the page to you and the prose are never too much or too little; the film is very faithful to the book - save for one or two extended dream sequences, a few extra snippets about Teddy and his wife's relationship and how they met and an extended sequence with Teddy and the island's warden - and thank God, as the book is so damn near perfect anyway. An awesome book, a definite recommendation to any reading enthusiast.

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AuthorDennis Lehane
PublisherTransworld Publishers Ltd (GB)
Year2006
ISBN9780553824483
FormatPaperback - 416 Pages