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Mystic River

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Well Written, but dark

Lehane has an excellent style. This book is a page-turner. The characters are very well developed. The story has quite a few unexpected twists and turns. He does an excellent job of describing the motivations behind actions. The story was told from multiple diffe...
Lehane has an excellent style. This book is a page-turner. The characters are very well developed. The story has quite a few unexpected twists and turns. He does an excellent job of describing the motivations behind actions. The story was told from multiple different character's viewpoint, which, while somewhat distracting, was also very well done. If you are looking for a feel good book, this isn't it. My husband felt it was a book about redemption. It left me feeling slightly sick to my stomach. I almost stopped reading it on multiple occasions. It dealt with dark topics, and drug them through the mud of human motivations. In my opinion, there were too many violence-laced sexual scenes. I, personally, don't care about gratuitously exploring every main character's sex life. While it's a part of a healthy life, I don't want to go crawling into my neighbor's bedrooms...and that's what it felt like.

posted by clearwatersflowafter on March 13, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

16 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing

Well.... I found this from a list of "Best Mystery Books of the Decade".... and was intrigued by the description. I wish I had previewed it for even a second in the bookstore. The language is so gross that I could not enjoy the book. It is on almost every page. Not...
Well.... I found this from a list of "Best Mystery Books of the Decade".... and was intrigued by the description. I wish I had previewed it for even a second in the bookstore. The language is so gross that I could not enjoy the book. It is on almost every page. Not an occasional appropriate to the character bad word - but horrible, unnecessary profanity. I'm sure some people don't mind this and even think it adds realism to a book. To me - it is not reality - my associates do not speak that way and it offended me. Sorry - I know many people love this book - but I think they need to be aware of the language. The plot is also quite dark and depressing. so I definitely would not recommend this book.

posted by Momto2 on April 10, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Will you please just review the book.

    I'm not sure what all of the wierd back and forth is about, but it would really be nice if you guys could either review this book or just use text messaging for whatever you are talking about. Believe it or not when people look at the reviews, they are actually trying to get an opinion regarding the book. Your inappropriate use of this function is really inconsiderate. Thank you

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Flamekit

    Walks in. "Are there any elders here?"

    1 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Shagpelt

    ...................................................................... nothing ever happens in this clan. Bye. Im never coming back.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Noooooooooooooooo

    Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    not recommender

    Way too slow

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Anonymous

    Did not like this book. Sorry I wasted my money. I disliked it so much that I did not read it to the end. Characters not likeable, bland, uninteresting. It seemed that the author did not think out the plot, he just wrote what came into his head. He used a bunch of characters with mixed up confused lives, going no where. Don't waste your money, there are better reads else where.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2004

    One of the Worst I've read in quite awhile

    If you have read enough mystery, you had to know from the begining what was going to happen. I felt I was reading something written for a college course, it followed a 123 outline. I just wish that I was able to give it no stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2001

    awfull

    Do not waste your time on this one.This author makes thomas perry look like a pulitzer prize winner.

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