Book Review: Shutter Island

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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.

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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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