Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Teaser Tuesday 27: Shutter Island

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read.
* Open to a random page.
* Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!


I wasn't going to read this book. I wasn't. Honest. And then it somehow found its way into my shopping bag a few weeks ago when I saw it on discount. But I still wasn't going to read it until after I had finished other books I'd committed to reading this month. Sigh... Yeah, I caved. And I could not put it down. All I can say is...WHOA! Definitely one I'd recommend! Have not decided yet whether or not to see the movie. May have to wait for it to come out on DVD.



"The mind," he said. "Mine, yours, anyone's. It's an engine essentially. That's what it is. A very delicate, intricate motor. And it's got all these pieces, all these gears and bolts and hinges. And we don't even know what half of them do. But if just one gear slips, just one...Have you thought about that?"

(pg 109)




About the book:
Summer, 1954.

U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Along with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an escaped patient.

But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems.And neither is Teddy Daniels.

Is he there to find a missing patient? Or has he been sent to look into rumors of Ashecliffe's radical approach to psychiatry? An approach that may include drug experimentation, hideous surgical trials, and lethal countermoves in the shadow war against Soviet brainwashing ...

The closer Teddy and Chuck get to the truth, the more elusive it becomes, and the more they begin to believe that they may never leave Shutter Island.

Because someone is trying to drive them insane ...



20 comments:

Jennifer said...

Fabulous tease, draws one directly in. I have been wanting to read this novel and now more so. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/03/teaser-tuesdays-songbird-under-german.html

Jennifer G. said...

Great teaser for a great book!

Mine is at The Introverted Reader.

Alice Audrey said...

Crazy. Just crazy. *shaking head with a half smile*

Beth said...

Great teaser. Here is my teaser for this week.

Marg said...

I've seen a couple of teasers for this book recently!

My teaser is here

Kaye said...

I read a few dazzling reviews for this one but I might just be too wimpy to read it. Have a great week and happy reading! Here's my teaser

Alayne said...

Haha love how you said you weren't going to buy it. I do that too. :) My teasers are at The Crowded Leaf.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I saw this one somewhere else, too. I'm wanting to see the movie, but I think I should read the book first.

Heather said...

Jennifer: Thank you, glad to pique your curiosity!

Jennifer G: Thanks, I really liked this passage.

Alice: Hey! Who you calling crazy, lady? *Narrows eyes* Actually, this book also brings up that old salt about only crazy people saying they aren't crazy. lol

Beth: Thank you! :)

Heather said...

Marg: There may be more mentions of it as 1) the movie opened in February and 2) it was a group read this month at Goodreads.

Kaye: Though it is rather dark, it's actually more psychilogical thriller than horror. No blood and guts, promise!

Alayne: Yes, I do that all too often sometimes. The downfall of a confessed bibliophile! *g*

Laurel-Rain: No doubt it has been mentioned all over this past month. I've heard the movie is quite true to the book, though the last scene has been changed a bit. That alone has me intrigued!

Jana said...

Ooo, I may have to read this now. ;)

Book ♥ Soulmates said...

I've heard good things about this book! Enjoy :)

Here is my teaser for today.

♥Isalys

Lori said...

Popular choice today. I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's My Teaser

Heather said...

Jana: How serious are you about reading it? *WEG*

Book & Lori: I already did enjoy it, as you would know had you actually read my post - but thank you for visiting. ;)

Zia said...

Great teaser! I want to see this movie. I might have to check this book out.

Lisa said...

Okay, once again THIS is why I LOVE this meme. Today (on someone elses blog) they posted a teaser about this book, and now I see yours too, and.... SOLD!! I didn't even know it WAS a book until today!!

GREAT teaser!

Here's mine:
http://bookblabbing.blogspot.com/2010/03/teaser-tuesday-and-clue-number-2.html

Heather said...

Zia: I am now hoping to see the movie as well, but will most likely wait until it is out on DVD.

Lisa: MWAHAHAHA...my work is done! *WEG* So glad you have been convinced to read this book. Now I am curious as to who else posted it today, and which lines they chose. Must go hunting...

Carin said...

My thriller book club read this a few months before I joined. When the movie came out they went to see it, and everyone said it was better than the book. You should watch the movie for sure! Great teaser. I have this on my shelf--can't wait to read it!

Thanks for visiting my blog, A Little Bookish and reading my teaser! I love Teaser Tuesdays!

Heather said...

Thanks for recommending the movie, Carin!

sumanam said...

Oh Iam so late... thanks for stopping by me earlier... great tease and the book too..