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Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
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Aug 24, 2012

really liked it
Read from August 19 to 24, 2012

Good, fast, pacy read. Lehane writes brilliant plot, but this book, by the end of it, reads very uh... fictionish, with all details cutely tying together at the end. Nothing wrong with that, except it really is a caper, not a saga. Recommended for good fast moving action in a murder mystery.

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Dennis Lehane
“Brendan Harris loved everyone now because he loved Katie and Katie loved him. Brendan loved traffic and smog and the sound of jackhammers. He loved his worthless old man who hadn't sent him a single birthday or Christmas card since he'd walked out on Brendan and his mother when Brendan was six. He loved Monday mornings, sitcoms that couldn't make a retard laugh, and standing in line at the RMV. He even loved his job, though he wouldn't be going in ever again.”
Dennis Lehane, Mystic River
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Dennis Lehane
“Lately, though, he'd just been tired in general. Tired of people. Tired of books and TV and the nightly news and songs on the radio he'd heard years before and hadn't liked much in the first place. He was tired of his clothes and tired of his hair and tired of other people's clothes and other people's hair. He was tired of wishing things made sense. He'd gotten to a point where he was pretty sure he'd heard everything anyone had to say on any given subject and so it seemed he spent his days listening to old recordings of things that hadn't seemed fresh the first time he'd heard them.
Maybe he was simply tired of life, of the absolute effort it took to get up every goddamned morning and walk out with into the same fucking day with only slight variations in the weather and food.
He wondered if this was what clinical depression felt like, a total numbness, a weary lack of hope.”
Dennis Lehane, Mystic River

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08/19/2012 page 43
08/22/2012 page 208
44.0% "Boy, Lehane can write!"
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