Another Dennis Lehane Book Made Into a Movie: Shutter Island

Shutter Island is the latest Dennis Lehane book to go to film. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and it is directed by Martin Scorsese. Will I go see it? Probably not but that movie trailer doesn’t do half bad in making me change my mind. I loved the book. Loved. It. Highly recommend it. The movie comes out in October. Here is my review of the book. Hey, here’s an idea: read the book before the movie comes out!

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14 Responses to Another Dennis Lehane Book Made Into a Movie: Shutter Island

  1. I”m glad to hear you loved the book, I just recently bought it. I will of course read it before the movie and then inevitably, hate the movie!

  2. Avid Reader says:

    Hey Amy, the book starts off slow for the first three chapters or so and then speeds up quick and you’re left having to hang on. Once you reach the ending you find yourself asking: what the heck just happened? Shutter Island is a great psychological suspense novel with a surprise ending. Enjoy.

  3. Taja says:

    I really, really liked Shutter Island though I’m not sure if I’m going to see the movie. But I totally agree about the ending of SI. Your post actually reminded me that I wanted to read more by Dennis Lehane. So far, I’ve read only two of his novels.

  4. Avid Reader says:

    Oh, Taja, you are in for a treat! What two have you read thus far? Have you read his PI series? A Drink Before the War is the first book in that series. I said I was going to read and review the last of his books that I haven’t read, Prayers for Rain. Was kind of hoarding it all these years. Excellent writer. He can’t write a bad book.

  5. Taja says:

    I’ve read Shutter Island and Gone, Baby, Gone. I rather liked GBG, too, even though I’m not really very much into mystery/thriller/PI novels. But like you said, Lehane is a good writer, and that makes all the difference there for me. Maybe I should read A Drink Before the War next to see the beginning of the PI series.

  6. Avid Reader says:

    Taja: I’ve read Shut­ter Island and Gone, Baby, Gone. I rather liked , too, even though I’m not really very much into mystery/thriller/ novels. But like you said, Lehane is a good writer, and that makes all the dif­fer­ence there for me. Maybe I should read A Drink Before the War next to see the begin­ning of the series.

    GBG was one of his best ones in the series. What really scared me and thrilled me was Darkness, Take My Hand. That is my next favorite in the series. You must come back and tell what you think of THAT story.

  7. Tee says:

    Low on good books to read at home here, so I picked up Shutter Island and the book that was right next to it on the shelf at the library (just in case I enjoyed Lehane’s style–BTW, coincidentally, it was Darkness, Take My Hand). If this topic is still somewhat front and center by the time I’ve finished the first book, I’ll get back here and make my comments. Thanks for the rec.

    • Avid Reader says:

      Oh you are welcome. Hope you like him as much I do, Tee. However, do know that the first three or so chapters are slow going but it does take off like a bullet afterwards. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on his work.

  8. Tee says:

    Avid Reader: How­ever, do know that the first three or so chap­ters are slow going but it does take off like a bullet after­wards.

    Thank you so much for telling me that, Keishon, because that’s exactly what I’m finding. I’ll be starting the third chapter shortly and felt there appeared to be a lot of lead time up to this point without divulging the main idea of the story. But I am hanging in there, not ready to give it up, especially now since you mentioned the fact.

  9. Tee says:

    Loved it, loved it, loved it. I’m so glad you told me to hang on thru the first three chapters, because once it caught, it stayed. Terrific story, good writing style and fantastic ending. Thank you for commenting on Shutter Island, Keishon. I don’t think I would have picked it up otherwise, even though my husband has recommended him to me in the past (what does he know?). Now on to Mystic River, so he suggests once again.

  10. Avid Reader says:

    Tee: Loved it, loved it, loved it. I’m so glad you told me to hang on thru the first three chap­ters, because once it caught, it stayed. Ter­rific story, good writ­ing style and fan­tas­tic ending. Thank you for com­ment­ing on Shut­ter Island, Keis­hon. I don’t think I would have picked it up oth­er­wise, even though my hus­band has rec­om­mended him to me in the past (what does he know?). Now on to Mystic River, so he sug­gests once again.

    YES. So glad you loved it! Told ya? Speeds up like a bullet. What about that ending eh? Completely blew me away but I guess there were clues all along. Are you going to go ahead and read, Darkness Take My Hand? You know, with Lehane, he can’t write a bad book. Not really. If you loved Shutter Island, I don’t see why you wouldn’t enjoy Mystic River (great police procedural and moral ambiguity) or his PI series, starting with A Drink Before the War. If memory serves, the books should stand alone fine. It’s been awhile since I’ve read them and I still have Prayers For Rain to read.

    Oh, awesome, I am so glad you enjoyed Shutter Island!

  11. Tee says:

    Avid Reader: Are you going to go ahead and read, Dark­ness Take My Hand? You know, with Lehane, he can’t write a bad book. [….] If memory serves, the books should stand alone fine.

    Okay, that’s good to know that the books stand alone, since I don’t have Mystic River at home yet, but I do have Darkness Take My Hand. I was going to visit the library next week and get Gone Baby Gone (first in the series) before I read Darkness, but this way I won’t. Mystic River can wait for a while then.

  12. Avid Reader says:

    Tee: I was going to visit the library next week and get Gone Baby Gone (first in the series) before I read Dark­ness, but this way I won’t

    Well, now, A Drink Before the War is actually first in the Patrick Kenzie/Angie Genero series. The series order goes like this:

    A Drink Before the War
    Darkness, Take My Hand
    Sacred
    Gone Baby Gone
    Prayers For Rain

    Then there are his stand alone novels:

    Shutter Island
    Mystic River
    The Given Day (2009)

    He also wrote some short stories that are not even worth mentioning.

  13. Tee says:

    Good to know, Keishon, on the series order. Thanks. Darkness may still be the next one.

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