Sunday, January 16, 2011

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane adapted by Christian DeMetter

This is a graphic novel adaptation of Lehane's Shutter Island. I haven't read the original but the graphic novel was fantastic and has peaked my interest in reading Lehane's novel.
Shutter Island is a mixture of part gothic mystery and suspense. Briefly, the plot is as follows:

"In 1954 US 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 fedreal institutions 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...."

In reality, Teddy Daniels instead of searching for a missing prisoner becomes increasingly consumed with finding the prisoner Andrew Laeddis who is responsible for murdering his wife. But what is reality? And just who really is Andrew Laeddis. This graphic novel plunges headlong to its shocking, twisted ending.

I loved the artwork which I believe is exceptional in this book. And I got enough of the plot to want to read the full novel. What could be better to draw teens into reading the novel than a good graphic novel adaptation!

Highly recommended.

Book Details:

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane  & Christian De Metter
Harper Collins    2010

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