Shutter Island: The Graphic Novel
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Shutter Island: The Graphic Novel

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by Dennis Lehane
     
 

Dennis Lehane's masterpiece of mystery and suspense—brought to life for the first time as a graphic novel

In 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his partner, Chuck Aule, are sent to Shutter Island to find a mass murderer who has escaped from Ashecliffe Hospital, a fortress-like federal institution for the criminally insane.

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Dennis Lehane's masterpiece of mystery and suspense—brought to life for the first time as a graphic novel

In 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his partner, Chuck Aule, are sent to Shutter Island to find a mass murderer who has escaped from Ashecliffe Hospital, a fortress-like federal institution for the criminally insane. As an intense hurricane bears relentlessly down on the island, the marshals are forced to piece together clues to a shocking puzzle hidden within Shutter Island, taking them on a dark, twisted journey, where paranoia assumes an air of cool rationality and the line between sanity and madness disappears...

Filled with his trademark grit, insight, and pathos, Shutter Island is vintage Dennis Lehane. Now adapted for the first time as a graphic novel by internationally renowned artist Christian De Metter, this riveting story brilliantly captures our capacity for depravity and deliverance.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
“Startlingly original…instantly cinematic…Shutter Island unfolds with increasing urgency until it delivers a visceral shock in its final moments.”
Orlando Sentinel
“Nightmarish…it’s not a book to start before bedtime. Even if you finish before dawn, Shutter Island will trouble your sleep.”
Miami Herald
“The ride this novel provides is as good as entertainment gets.”
Boston Globe
“Fasten your seat belts for a bumpy, breakneck ride…utterly absorbing…Shutter Island is an express train with no local stops…engrossing.”
San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
“Combines the claustrophobia of . . . Agatha Christie . . . with the creepiness of a good Stephen King yarn. . . . Good luck putting this one down.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061968570
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/05/2010
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
17 - 18 Years

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Meet the Author

Dennis Lehane is the author of ten previous novels—including the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day—as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He and his wife, Angie, currently live in California with their children.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Boston, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
August 4, 1965
Place of Birth:
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Education:
B.A., Eckerd College, 1988; M.F.A., Florida International University, 1993
Website:
http://www.dennislehanebooks.com

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Shutter Island: The Graphic Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
GiovanniG More than 1 year ago
I have not seen the movie, but after reading this graphic novel I probably will have to see it. The g.n. was excellent. It was well written; the artwork was gritty, dark and was as moving as the dialogue. I really was taken aback by the whole thing. It really caught me off guard. I thought hey, the movie did okay, why not give it a shot; what can I lose? Pretty much a night's sleep. The thing I think or at least hope is that the graphic novel is an excellent vehicle to reach people in a different way. I would not have even thought about viewing the movie if not for seeing the g.n.. There are many authors of novels that are using the g.n. format now, and I have seen many movies now use this as an extension of the movie itself. Some are prequels or new action in the series that helps build the legend and keep the characters fresh for some fans. I have gotten a few family members that have seen the film take a look at just the images in the graphic novel to see if the artwork did the movie justice. They felt it was spot on, especially after they review some of the dialogue. Whether or not you have seen the film of the same name, this is a really good suspenseful graphic novel. All is not revealed till the very last frame. I am not a fright guy, but this was captivating, and hard to be separated from. Fast, action filled, a good mystery, and above all well written, well drawn, and great execution. Check it out. Have you seen the movie? What are you reading today? Check us out and become our friend on Facebook. Go to Goodreads and become our friend there and suggest books for us to read and post on. You can also follow us on Twitter, Book Blogs, and also look for our posts on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and the Bucks County Library System. Did you know you can shop directly on Amazon by clicking the Gelati's Store Tab on our blog? Thanks for stopping by today; we will see you tomorrow. Have a great day. http://www.gelatisscoop.blogspot.com
ragingval More than 1 year ago
I personally LOVED the book and prefer my mind to do the walking. However, my son doesn't share my love of reading, so getting him a graphic novel was one way of sharing the story with him. He seemed more open to it than the novel.
phoenixphire24 More than 1 year ago
As a fan of the book, and now the movie, I was glad I picked up the graphic novel. The artwork is lovely.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago