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Shutter Island

By Dennis Lehane

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| Paperback | 9780553818277

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Shutter Island is something of a departure for Dennis Lehane. It is not like the private eye novels with which he made his name and it is not especially like Mystic River, his distinguished crime novel about murder, loyalty and revenge. Instead, he g Continue

Shutter Island is something of a departure for Dennis Lehane. It is not like the private eye novels with which he made his name and it is not especially like Mystic River, his distinguished crime novel about murder, loyalty and revenge. Instead, he gives us a classic of psychological suspense--US Marshal Teddy is summoned to a remote hospital for the criminally insane to look for a missing patient and finds his own future and sanity on the line. It is the 1950s and experiments with drugs, conditioning and brain surgery are all the rage both in the psychiatric profession and in the shadow world of government agencies.

Teddy rapidly becomes aware that no-one he is talking to is remotely telling him the truth and that he cannot be wholly sure even of his charming new partner. As the island hospital is isolated by a hurricane, we find ourselves unable to trust a single thing that the narrative tells us--Lehane displays a gift for sleight of hand which is showily disorienting. At the same time, this is not just a box of tricks. We find ourselves caring deeply for Teddy and his partner Chuck, whatever is going on and whoever they really are.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Lehane è uno dei miei autori preferiti. Lo trovo eccellente!
    Questo libro è perfetto.
    Il finale è ... non ho parole.
    Da leggere assolutamente.

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    Bee said on Jun 19, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Note:

    1.夢幻真假虛實盡在一線間。
    2.究竟是世界中的一個狂人還是一個常人眼中的瘋狂世界?
    3.原著比改編電影留有更多想像空間。
    4.精彩。

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    搖滾屁屁 said on Jun 12, 2014 | Add your feedback

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Vera tensione!

    Bello...peccato che il finale me lo sono rovinato vedendo prima il film.

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    Fayd said on May 18, 2014 | Add your feedback

  • 2 people find this helpful

    Non so nemmeno come recensirlo senza fare spoiler.
    Dennis Lehane tesse una trama perfetta, in cui tutto è il contrario di tutto. In una parola lo definirei "credibile", come credibili sono i suoi personaggi. L'ambientazione in un manicomio criminale ...(continue)

    Non so nemmeno come recensirlo senza fare spoiler.
    Dennis Lehane tesse una trama perfetta, in cui tutto è il contrario di tutto. In una parola lo definirei "credibile", come credibili sono i suoi personaggi. L'ambientazione in un manicomio criminale nel mezzo di un'isola è l'atmosfera perfetta per questo thriller.
    Non è un romanzo prevedibile o scontato. Sarebbe un vero peccato spoilerare il finale.

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    Laura said on Apr 26, 2014 | 1 feedback

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    EBOOK

    Tra le altre cose, è di un romanticismo struggente.

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    Kirai said on Apr 13, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    bello ma ...

    Le aspettative dopo aver visto il film erano alte.. troppo alte..
    il libro è carino, ma il film è troppo superiore e la faccia allucinata di Di Caprio non è stata d'aiuto.

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    giumork said on Apr 7, 2014 | Add your feedback

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