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Mystic River

57 Ratings: 3.6
A book by Dennis Lehane

Ever since blasting onto the literary scene with the Shamus Award-winningA Drink Before the War, Dennis Lehane has been the golden boy of noir. His Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro novels are marvels of tight pacing, dialogue so good it gets under your … see full wiki

Author: Dennis Lehane
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Harper Perennial
8 reviews about Mystic River
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Beautiful, moving, and haunting.
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
One of the most thrilling contemporary mysteries I've ever read. The book got me hooked on Lehane.
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
very moving
review by . December 18, 2009
The book presents us with three intriguing friends. Sean, Jimmy and Dave. Sean is the one with everything. Jimmy is the rough one and Dave is the "wierd" one who tags along with Jimmy and Sean. One day Dave is kidnapped by two strange men but a few days later Dave somehow escapes and comes back changed forever.       Twenty years later the three are reunited when Jimmy's daughter is murdered, Sean is the investigating detective and Dave is just acting very "wierd." …
review by . December 01, 2008
The book presents us with three intriguing friends. Sean, Jimmy and Dave. Sean is the one with everything. Jimmy is the rough one and Dave is the "wierd" one who tags along with Jimmy and Sean. One day Dave is kidnapped by two strange men but a few days later Dave somehow escapes and comes back changed forever.    Twenty years later the three are reunited when Jimmy's daughter is murdered, Sean is the investigating detective and Dave is just acting very "wierd." The book is a …
review by . October 02, 2008
Pros: Gets Lehane out of trying to top his best characters     Cons: I wanted to slap a few of the characters     The Bottom Line: Maybe seeing the movie first spoiled me.     Mystic River is a real change of pace for author Dennis Lehane. It's one of only a few books he's written which doesn't feature anyone by the name of Patrick Kenzie or Angela Gennaro. This is perfectly alright - no one said Lehane ever had to make his career writing …
review by . May 16, 2001
In his sixth novel, Lehane departs from his popular, edgy, noir PI series featuring the hardboiled Dorchester duo Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. "Mystic River" takes place around the murder of a promising, beautiful Dorchester girl and centers on three men, friends as boys, whose lives intersect again over the murder.In the 1970's Sean Devine (the more affluent), Jimmy Marcus (the hellion) and Dave Boyle (the hanger-on) spend their Saturdays in the streets together until one day a car stops …
review by . February 20, 2001
I never thought of Boston as having "mean streets", but then, I just go there as a tourist on a fairly regular basis, and Dennis Lehane was born and bred in the local neighborhoods about which he writes so eloquently. This is not another of his Kenzie and Gennaro tales, but the characterizations and the setting are the same: the soon-to-be-gentried older neighborhoods. These are places of despair and failure, but also places where folks try to live their lives as best they can, under the circumstances. …
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