Shutter Island

Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane This book was a rather interesting experience. Someone told me before I started that there was a surprise ending to this book. About fifty pages in, I thought I had pretty much figured out what it was and I finished the book without fuss. I would have given the book a two or perhaps only one starHowever, when it came to the discussion meeting, the member moderating asked, "So is it just a trick ending, or is the real trick that there's no trick ending?" (Her question was more specific, but to quote her directly would involve spoiling both options.) This tripped me up significantly and bumped the rating up a point. We never did reach a consensus on the ending. I applaud what Lehane was trying to do, but his writing style never really grabbed me, so he shall remain at a respectable three out of five.