May 8, 2009

Shutter Island

So I finished my final projects for the semester and decided to get back to some fiction for a change.  The cool thing about this book was that I picked it up at a used book store and then found out a week later that my book club had chosen it for their next meeting.

On the back cover someone blurbs that it's part Agatha Christie and part Stephen King.  I found it more along the lines of a Hitchcockian thriller but it was pretty good just the same.

I'm just glad I didn't look up the movie stuff before I read it.  I'd heard Scorsese was making it and that sounds about right, but I would have never pictured the people they've cast--not that that's a bad thing.  That's why books are usually better than movies.  It'll be interesting to see how the film turns out but it was a fun read.

But not tonight.  Tonight is for Star Trek.