Booking Through Thursday -- Twisty Endings

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Booking Through ThursdayDo you have a favorite book that has a twist at the end? That is the question today from Booking Through Thursday.

Shutter IslandOne of my favorites is Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. The twist is unbelievable. Posted the hardcover image because it shows the mood and character of the book! I believe Lehane writes literary fiction with a mystery/thriller incorporated in the story. Great characterization, good action, excellent themes (Mystic River -- family theme, for sure!) Reading groups should try one of Lehane's books -- you will be quite surprised the number of discussion ideas. I met Dennis Lehane 4 years ago at a library show. He is funny, dry, intelligent, and very Boston!

On February 19, Shutter Island, the movie, will been released. We will see if the movie does this incredible book justice.

The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian is another favorite. Check it out -- really great conversation starters for book clubs.

Do you have a favorite twisty?

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One of my favorite twists was

One of my favorite twists was in Atonement and that was definitely one of my all time favorite books.

I can't wait to read Shutter Island. I have not read any of his books, but did see Mystic River which I loved. Maybe someone in my book club will pick it. I love reading a book and seeing the movie as part of book club as it adds another point of discussion.


Shutter Island and The Double Bind are now going on my Wish List.

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I was just thinking about Shutter Island again because I see that they have made a movie of it. The end of the book made me wonder if I am perceiving the world correctly!


I loved this book--I also love the twist at the end of Fingersmith which our Book Club is reading this year and also The Crimson Petal and the White ! I tried to get my club to read this but--it's def a LOOOONG one !!! If you have a lot of time on your hands and not too many books sitting on your must read shelf--then go for it !!!! Melanie

You picked Shutter Island as

You picked Shutter Island as well! I've seen The Double Bind listed several places today...looks like I'll have to see about that one.