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Ashecliffe Hospital sat on the central plain of the island's northwestern side. Sat begnignly, I might add. It looked nothing like a hospital for the criminally insane and even less like the military barracks it had been before that. Its appearance reminded most of us, in point of fact, of a boarding school.
Teddy and Chuck are called out to the island to try and find out what happened to one of the inmates. She just escaped. There really isn't a way she could escape but there you have it.
Shutter Island is a novel by American writer Dennis Lehane, published by Harper Collins in April 2003. A film adaptation was released in February 2010.
In 1954, widower U.S. Marshal Edward "Teddy" Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule, go on a ferry boat to Shutter Island, the home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane, to investigate the disappearance of a patient, Rachel Solando (who was incarcerated for drowning her three children). Despite being kept ...more
I fell in love with the characters pretty much right away. I'm not even exactly sure why, all of them just seemed interesting in their own way. Enough of their backstory was given for me to become attached to them and I would love to have even more m ...more
image, based on the film, drawn from the site Collider ...more
Shutter Island is a departure from the Kenzie/Gennaro series and
it's one of those novels that will certainly leave you pondering the whole story once you're finished it.
The less you know about the story, the better. Suffice it to say, this is an excellent read and there are very few novels I have read that made my head buzz for hours after.
Don't miss this, re ...more
I decided to wait for at least one day before writing this review because I needed time to process this book. But even though more than 24 hours passed, I still haven't processed it even a bit.
Not in a long time did I read a book that grabbed me as Shutter Island did. When I was reading this book, and I had to put it down to do some other stuff, it followed me everywhere. When I wasn't reading it, I su ...more
An isolated island, a raging hurricane, a locked room, secret codes, a mental hospital, and rumors of mysterious medical experiments frame the story. Written in a very different style compared to Lehane's previous novels Mystic river and Gone baby gone. The plot is not the simplest of plots, i was scratching my head intrigued because the story flips through past present and surreal. It is a disorienting, complex story grounded in the reality of the times...cold war USA in 1954. From ponderin ...more
The novel is set of the Massachusette's coast in an army facility turned hopital for the criminally insane. This book is full of twists and turns and really packs a punch. I loved the fact theat the author at the ver ...more
I highly recommend for eerie suspense with lots of twists and turns ...more
I was hoping for this book to be much better than it was. Even after reading it I feel it could have been but there were soooo many twists and turns I couldn't keep up. I love when books catch you by surprise or completely change. However, this book was not executed well and had too many twists and turns that the author didn't exec ...more
Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island started off well for me and my tastes. Federal Marshals going into an insane asylum/prison on an inescapable island in Massachusetts during post-WWII to find a missing crazy woman, who apparently escaped. Love the setting, the characters, everything!
From here on out this review contains all kinds of spoilers, so you just stop right here, Miss I-Haven't-Read-This-But-Plan-To.
The set-up story roped ...more
― Dennis Lehane, Shutter Island
Shutter Island is one of the best films I have ever had the pleasure of seeing and I saw the film way before I ever read the book.
This is one of those cases where the book and the film are equal to each other. They are both so fantastic.
The movie really follows the book greatly. This is not one of those things where one is totally different then the other so if you are reading this and you, like ...more
The year is 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new -partner, Chuck Aule, have come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to investigate the disappearance of a patient. Multiple-murderess Rachel Solando is loose somewhere on this barren island, despite having been kep ...more
Jar of Death Pick # 11(7th finished)
I tried to read this book years ago but after about 50 pages I lost interest. I broke my rule in this case because I watched the movie first. I have seen every Leonardo DiCaprio movie so I just decided to see the movie and then eventually get around to the book.
Flash Forward 10 years I finally read the book!
First can we all agree that Shutter Island is a great name for a spooky book.
Shutter Island takes place on S ...more
I haven't read this in a while but I remember it being such a great example of a popular best-seller that fully deserved the attent ...more
― Dennis Lehane, Shutter Island
…..so what exactly is going-on on this island???
1954, Federal Marshal Edward “Teddy” Daniels, WWII vet, and his new partner Chuck Aule are assigned to investigate the disappearance of a woman from a federal penitentiary for the criminally insane on ...more
“Which would be worse, to live as a monster or to die as a good man?”
Literally my face during some parts of the book
Oh man! Oh man! It's 1:30 am on 13th July 2016 and I have just finished this book 5 min ago and holy fuck that was a ride. I can't control myself, I literally feel like lying on the floor and just let everything that I have read sink in.
I have been reading a lot of good books lately but I ...more
Two U.S. Marshalls have been dispatched to Shutter Island - a location much like Alcatraz which houses an inescapable fortress for insane prisoners. The job of the partners is to find a female patient/murderer who has disappeared, while also having the unfortunate timing of having to battle a hurricane simultaneously. What the duo initially came to investigate and what they actually end up discovering are VERY different things.
I re ...more
I love this book. It was the second e-book I bought. I wanted to read it before the movie came out. I didn’t have much of an idea what it was about except for a case and an island and an asylum. That was enough for me. It was historical fiction with some suspense and psychological thriller.
I have read this book so many times and should buy the movie be on I always feel compelled to watch it even though I’m really not a DiCaprio fan. ...more
Great writing, great theme, great pace of story.
Psycho-lovers should read it once, they would never be upset or disappointed with it.Book Comprised about the experiment was used by Nazis around II WW with the Human brain.
Love it. Enjoyed it alot.
I can't remember if I'd seen a trailer or spotted the movie tie-in edition in the shops first but it looked like something I'd enjoy.
This psychological hit didn't disappoint, following U.S. Marshals Teddy and Chuck who are investigating the disappearance of patient Rachel Solando at Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane.
As the duo explore the hospital they soon start to realise that ever ...more
“There is no moral order as pure as this storm we've just seen. There is no moral order at all. There is only this—can my violence conquer yours?”
It turned out that the fact that I'd already seen the movie didn't spoil my reading experience at all. Short comment to come! ...more
I'm vague to ...more
Shutter Island is the story of U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule who are sent to Shutter Island. Shutter Island is the place for the insane, who are a danger to others. The people here have committed horrible atrocities, and one of these people Rachel Solando has escaped. Rachel drowned her three children. As a story bears down on the island Te ...more
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