Thursday, March 4, 2010

Shutters Island by Dennis LeHane


I haven't read a really good thriller in a long time. Shutters Island by Dennis LeHane
was published in 2003 and recently made into a movie. I wanted to read this before watching the movie. The movie looks really spooky and rather scary, suspenseful.
It took about 3 days to read this, of course when I got to the middle of the book I had to keep reading. I find that happens alot with me and a good book.

Summer, 1954.

U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Along with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an escaped patient, a murderess named Rachel Solando, as a hurricane bears down upon them.

But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems.

And neither is Teddy Daniels.

Is he there to find a missing patient? Or has he been sent to look into rumors of Ashecliffe?s radical approach to psychiatry? An approach that may include drug experimentation, hideous surgical trials, and lethal countermoves in the shadow war against Soviet brainwashing. . . .


I loved this book, I loved the ending (which I didn't see coming at all). The characters were great and well written. The story was believable and flowed together nicely. I think the movie was made to be more of a thriller, which I think works great with the book.

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