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58. “Shutter Island,” Dennis Lehane

August 31, 2009 Leave a comment

This was a pretty quick read. I liked it a lop better than the previous book I read by Lehane, “Mystic River.”

The story is set in the mid 1950s and is about two US Marshals, Teddy and Chuck, who are dispatched to an island that is home for the “criminally insane,” a bullshit phrase that implies that being crazy is criminal. Most patients are schizophrenic or have other serious mental illnesses and when one escapes, the Marshals are called to help to locate the patient. Along the way the discover some fucked up Nuremberg shit and have to try to figure out a way to get off the heavily-patrolled island. In the middle of a hurricane. It’s being made into a movie and looks pretty good. I secretly love Leonardo DiCaprio.

Lehane was, by the way, my undergrad commencement speaker. He was very good– both funny and poinant.

Page count: 400
Page total: 23,429

56. “The Zombie Survival Guide,” Max Brooks

August 24, 2009 1 comment

Once again, while reading I frequently forgot that these things weren’t really happening. When reading over my friend ryan’s while he went to get coffee, I paused during the home defense chapter to get a slice of pizza. Ryan opened the door from the garage and my heart stopped.

This book was also my first experience with the Boston Public Library’s e-book resources and Mobipocket Reader. I am completely fucking obsessed.

Page count: 288
Page total: 23,152