Book Review: Shutter Island


If you know me, you know that I LOVE a good psychological thriller. It all started in the 11th grade when I took AP psychology with Mr. Scar(mardo). One of the assignments was to read a book that had a psychological plot, and I chose False Memory. It’s basically about a guy who busted into people’s minds/dreams and planted ideas/memories that changed their behavior, etc. LOVED it. Ever since then, it’s been a genre of choice.

After reading Cheryl’s review of Shutter Island, and after wanting to see the movie for a long time but for some reason never doing it, I knew I just HAD to read the book. So I did. In literally less than 8 hours. Seriously. I read for 5 hours Wednesday and 3 hours Thursday and it was done-zo. It was a quick and easy read, and absolutely enthralling – I could not put it down!

The plot was engaging, not difficult to follow and had a twisty, awesome ending. I love a good twisty, awesome ending! I was a little nervous going into it because Cheryl said it was a “Sixth Sense” style ending, and when I saw Sixth Sense, I knew the ending in the first 5 minutes of the movie (not to brag, but I totally turned to my friend and said “Oh. The kids sees dead people. Bruce Willis just got shot. Bruce Willis is dead.” And that’s what happened.) I was afraid I would ruin the book for myself by guessing the ending, but that simply did not happen.

And now, I have the DVD in my possession – so we’ll watch it this weekend! Let’s hope the movie isn’t TOO much of a disappointment compared to the book. The book is always better than the movie, after all.


About Brittney

Being born and raised in Texas and attending the University of Texas, there were two things in life of which I was ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN: 1. That I would never leave Texas and 2. That I would NEVER date a Sooner. Boy was I wrong!

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