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Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
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Nov 12, 2012

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bookshelves: contemporary-literature
Read from October 28 to November 09, 2012

Well, got through a book that I decided to read based on a movie. I actually thought that the movie was a fair representation of the book. The one point from the film on which I wanted clarity was completely avoided in the novel, much to my surprise.

I had also hoped to find another contemporary author whose books I could enjoy by default. I'm not sure that Lehane got there, but I enjoyed the writing style enough to want to pick another of his novels.

No real review on this one. Anyone can watch the film and get the story. Unlike a number of other books made into movies, you wouldn't get missing a lot. Lehane's writing is incredible in some places (reference my comment about the description of a migraine from an earlier update). That, alone, made it an enjoyable read.

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Reading Progress

10/28/2012 page 73
19.0% "I don't often like reading books that I've come to know through theatrical releases. With Shutter Island, however, recent re-runs on cable have ignited an interest in the source text."
11/08/2012 page 209
56.0% "Excellent portrayal of a migraine, pages 176-179."
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