Thursday, April 1, 2010

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

If you want to exercise your brain this is the book for you! You will constantly be trying to figure out what the hell is going on, and it will drive you to the point of insanity. Like it did to Christina. I'm thinking of dropping her off at Shutter Island next week, as a matter of fact.

I don't want to say too much about it because anything I say will possibly ruin the book for you, if you haven't read it yet. I will however, say that I had many theories while I was reading this book. I won't tell you if I was right or wrong in any of my theories, but I will tell you that it takes a smart cookie to figure it out (toot toot) and it is worth reading and finding out for yourself. Don't cheat. The ride this book takes you on, is very interesting.

Some advice I can give you for reading Shutter Island is to read slow. You might have to re-read some paragraphs, but take your time. It will get a little confusing. Also, don't tell people you are reading it because those who have read it or see the movie always say things that will make you wonder and will make you try to come up with the craziest ending you can think of. Forget everything anyone says and just read. Take it in one chapter at a time.

I can't say I loved this book, because these kind of stories are just not my cup of tea, but it was a good book. I can honestly say I liked it. I would definitely recommend it. I can't wait to see the movie. I heard they did a good job.

I read Shutter Island in under 24 hours. Once I was done, all I wanted to do was THROW THE FUCKING BOOK AT MIMI FOR MAKING US READ IT!

I have to admit,
Dennis Lehane, the author, does a great job with the writing. I basically sat in bed and couldn't put the book down because I kept trying to figure out what would happen next.

The book definitely gave me major creeps tho! I was so scared for the characters as they walked around an island full of
crazy people, and I had to turn all the lights on in my apartment because of it. Ok, so basically I am a big baby but seriously, my mind made this book so much scarier than it probably was for Mimi.

~~~~~~~~SPOILER ALERT~~~~~~~~~~

The reason why I want to shred this book and make Mimi eat it is because of the ending. I wanted Teddy to be the hero, I wanted him to get off the island alive! But turns out he is the crazy one and the experiment is on him. Figures!

So as the book continues and you now know that Teddy is really Andrew and he killed his wife, you are still hoping he makes it out ok. But OF COURSE he doesn't. The last line of the book shows that the experiment has failed and he will have to undergo a lobotomy. Soooo basically you read the whole freaking book for NOTHING!

I have not seen the movie, and I don't think I will. I am already pissed I wasted my night on the book, and I am sure if I see the movie I will have nightmares.

The only thing I liked about the book was the subject: mental illness and institutions. It brings up some things that we should think about. Is it right to drug these patients and alter their mind? Would or is the government doing experiments on people and we don't even know about it? Are all people in those institutions really "crazy" or are they just perceived like that because one person said they were? I want to know what you guys think about that! And in the meantime, I will be dropping Mimi off at the closest mental institution so we can find out first hand.

~~~~~~~~~~~END OF SPOILERS~~~~~~~~~~~~

So thats all folks. I have nothing more to say about this crapola book. As I write this I am still pissed. This is exactly why I like
love stories! They don't make me scared and the endings are usually how I want them to be.


ps:Did any of you guys read it and hate it as much as I did? Let us know!



  1. I'm not tellingApril 1, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    I am going to drop the both of you off at shutter island! rahahaha

  2. i wonder who said that?

  3. crap..mimi.. I just watched the preview and I got scared half way into it!! Ahhh

  4. You are such a weenie!