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Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
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Feb 06, 2008

really liked it

This was my first book by Dennis Lehane. I'd been wanting to read him for a while and one of the reasons I read Shutter Island first was all the shining reviews about the big twist you'll never see coming.

I hate to be that person, that party pooper saying "I saw it coming from a mile away" but I was expecting a slap in the face and all I got was a wink. I'd been in on it.

I can't give a mystery novel five stars unless it blows me away and since I nearly had it figured out this one didn't do that. But it does tell a good story. I might even say it's good enough for another read one of these days.
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Tess Kim, yep that was my problem with Shutter Island too. I saw the ending coming about 2/3 of the way through the book. I was hoping I was wrong, but I wasn't. It ruined the book for me utterly.

message 2: by Kim (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kim I saw the movie recently and while I did really enjoy it (love Scorsese) I wonder what my reaction would have been had I not read the book. However, there still was a surprise or two since I read this so long ago!

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