Synopses & Reviews
Based on the acclaimed New York Times bestseller from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River; Gone, Baby, Gone), the gripping psychological thriller Shutter Island is now a full-color graphic novel. The tense and twisting story that inspired the blockbuster film directed by Academy Award-winner Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio has been given a breathtaking new life by internationally renowned artist Christian De Metter. Shutter Island, the graphic novel, was an Official Selection at the 2009 Angouleme International Comics Festival, Europes top comics exposition.
"The ride this novel provides is as good as entertainment gets." Miami Herald
"Nightmarish...it's not a book to start before bedtime. Even if you finish before dawn, Shutter Island will trouble your sleep." Orlando Sentinel
"Fasten your seat belts for a bumpy, breakneck ride...utterly absorbing...Shutter Island is an express train with no local stops...engrossing." Boston Globe
"There is no mystery...about how good this book is; like Mystic River, it's a tour de force." Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Startlingly original...instantly cinematic...Shutter Island unfolds with increasing urgency until it delivers a visceral shock in its final moments." New York Times
"A lollapalooza of a corkscrew thriller...sure to be the most talked-about thriller of the year." Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Combines the claustrophobia of...Agatha Christie...with the creepiness of a good Stephen King yarn....Good luck putting this one down." San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
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.
About 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.