Mystic River



Boston, 1975 East Buckingham Un Quartiere In Cui Tutti Conoscono Tutti Nessuno Dei Suoi Abitanti Se Ne Mai Andato, Se Non Quei Ragazzi Che La Guerra Ha Strappato Dalle Proprie Case Per Non Restituirli Pi Crescere In Una Periferia Come Questa Non Certo Il Modo Migliore Per Dare Alla Propria Vita Grandi Prospettive Ma Qui Che Sean, Jimmy E Dave Sono Nati, E La Loro Esistenza Sarebbe Stata Uguale A Quella Di Tanti Altri Se Non Fosse Arrivata Quella Dannata Mattina La Mattina In Cui Dave, Con I Suoi Occhi Spenti Pieni Di Lacrime Salito Sul Sedile Posteriore Di Quella Macchina Ed Scomparso Per Quattro, Terribili Giorni Venticinque Anni Dopo, La Violenza Torna A Segnare La Vita Di Dave Questa Volta Per Gli Sguardi Che Si Posano Su Di Lui Non Sono Compassionevoli, Ma Carichi D Odio E Disprezzo Reazione Pi Che Naturale Di Fronte All Omicidio Di Una Ragazza Di Diciannove Anni Di Cui Dave Accusato E, Quasi Che Il Destino Volesse Rinsaldare Un Tragico Legame, La Vittima La Figlia Di Jimmy, Mentre Sean, Diventato Poliziotto, Incaricato Delle Indagini.Mystic River

Dennis Lehane born Aug 4th, 1966 is an American author He has written several novels, including the New York Times bestseller Mystic River, which was later made into an Academy Award winning film, also called Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon Lehane can be briefly seen waving from a car in the parade scene at the end of the film The

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  • Paperback
  • 464 pages
  • Mystic River
  • Dennis Lehane
  • Italian
  • 25 January 2017
  • 9788856614015

10 thoughts on “Mystic River

  1. says:

    Once upon a time, three boys were fighting in the street when two men claiming to be plainclothes cops show up One kid gets in the car, the others stay put, and their lives will never be the same Decades later, Dave Boyle, the kid who got into the car, is accused of killing the daughter of Jimmy Marcus, one of the other boys, and the third boy has grown up to be Sean Devine, the cop in charge of the case Did Boyle do it And if he didn t, can Sean find the real killer Yeah, 2013 was supposed to be the year of Dennis Lehane for me It probably would have been had I not discovered George Pelecanos However, I m back aboard the Lehane Train now and quite pleased.While Mystic River is normally classified as a thriller, it s so much than that, an exploration of growing up and what a traumatic childhood event can blossom into Mystic River is the tale of three Boston boys who grew up to be very different Boston men Dave Boyle has drifted from job to job, never quite managing to bury his abduction experience Jimmy Marcus is a ...

  2. says:

    Intense, stunning, and shocking.And I always wanted to know what was going on in Jimmy s head after the last stunt that he pulled Movies would never tell us that, and that s why books are always better

  3. says:

    Every adult human being has the chance to choose a personally favored path of life considering it isn t predeterminated by illnesses, accidents etc , but the general direction this path heads towards will usually already be marked during childhood This might be the idea which provoked Dennis Lehane to write about the abysms of humanity and the fateful consequences one single deed might release to weigh heavily upon your conscience for the rest of your life even if it is something as simple as not entering a certain car while you are a kid.Lehane might be well known because of the successful movie adaption with Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Kingsley of his 2003 thriller Shutter Island, but when it comes to exploring human minds in their deepest psychological profundities, Mystic River is where the author truly shines This novel which has also been adapted into a movie starring Tim Robbins, Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon focuses on three young childhood friends Sean, Jimmy and Dave whose friendship was changed forever when one of the boys was pulled into a strange car and had to go through something which could not be worse as an incisive childhood experience About t...

  4. says:

    Just before picking this book up my first Lehane it won t be my last I came across a quote by him illuminating the working class, blue collar nature of noir In Greek tragedy, they fall from great heights In noir, they fall from the curb I love this quote It slices right to the heart of who we are reading about, and even why we are reading about them In Mystic River, Lehane is shooting from both barrels he intuitively knows who he is writing about and where the gritty, depressed, working class neighborhoods of South Boston and the largely white, blue collar families who live there These are residents bound to one another when not by blood, then by loyalties forged from childhood friendships and the kinship that comes from growing up in the same neighborhood A shared history, a sense of community, no matter how co dependent, damaging or predatory Lehane s characters are so vivid and three dimensional they sigh and bleed across the pages But you won t love them They are beyond flawed, and you could even argue beyond redemption Lehane is not writing about beauty and love or hope and healing Lehane is painting a portrait of despair and guilt His characters ar...

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    Find all of my reviews at We bury our sins here We wash them clean Mystic River was another selection of mine for the already completed Read to Reel challenge at my local library Although I ve owned this book for years, for whatever reason it remained on the hysterectomy shelves untouched until the librarian forced my hand Amazingly, I have also been able to avoid ever seeing the movie that was released 10 years ago due to my dislike for Clint Eastwood s directing Ahhhhh save it, Clint The story here is about Sean, Jimmy and Dave Twenty five years ago they were rough housing in the street when two men claiming to be cops pulled up in an unmarked police cruiser Sean and Jimmy went home, Dave got in the car with the men and managed to find his way back four days later Fast forward to the present where Sean is a detective with a wife and possible daughter who have split on him, Jimmy is an ex con turned family man who owns and operates the corner store and Dave is someone who presents a good front, but whose past torments him than anyone could ever imagine When Jimmy s daughter is brutally murdered in a local park the three former friends find their lives intertwined once again and all the demons buried so long ago come boiling to the surface Like all of the other Dennis Lehane s I ve read, this one wa...

  6. says:

    Writing this review as I sit here watching Sean Penn discover the brutal death of his daughter, kicking myself once again because this is another book I should of read a long time ago Just glad in a way that I also hadn t seen the film and blown a powerfully compelling ending that managed to stay just out of my grasp until two pages before the big reveal Mystic River is a riveting character driven crime thriller about three boys, one abducted and forever scarred with what he endured, all grown up but with distinctly different futures Shaped by circumstance, three very different characters, surviving life with wildly opposing ideals but nonetheless each one totally gripping Jimmy Marcus s daughter goes out one night and never makes it home, tragically killed, devastation closely follows and the hunt for a killer that cleverly shifts focus leaving deep consequences in its wake I know in my soul I contributed to my child s death I can feel it But I don t know how Sean Devine, now a detective and hauled back to his old neighbourhood to investigate the murder, old friends, old memories and lies occupy his thoughts, the truth just out of reach Sean felt a sudden lurch in the morning, a shifting in the softness of it And Dave Boyle, abducted as a child, both an intense sadness and madness, never far away, following him round hand in hand with a wretched betrayal And he d grown up into this tall, smart, handsome guy with a voice you could listen to all night and eyes that...

  7. says:

    Three young boys Three young lives A car with two scoundrels in the road Silence.Many years later, a murder of someone s daughter Life had a story to tell Friendship broke out in different voices I m not going to say much about this book An excellent, gritty, somber, literary, psycho thriller The murder mystery denied me sleep I wanted to cry for all of them Still do To Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle I can never forget, or give up on you Friendship does not work that way Sad that the ending of the book interrupted our story.This should have been a buddie read Oy I need someone to discuss the ending with Unusual, unique, thought provoking You do not read this book to escape reality In fact, you re thrown right into it with no way out, or Plan B, in sight A slice of life dished out in no uncertain terms He couldn t remember much of the specifics just a few details, unconnected and he had a sense that there hadn t been much of a narra...

  8. says:

    I read this masterpiece a while ago before I joined Goodreads and I ve been contemplating posting a review because it s on the top of my favorites list But for a while I wasn t sure I could say anything that could do justice to this remarkable book Not only is it Dennis Lehane s greatest book and that s saying a l...

  9. says:

    Extremely well written This author can do for character development in one or two pages than others try in 30 There was not one moment of let down or disbelief This is a very good, gritty, tough and tragic mystery Has to be on a top 10 of all time list somewhere.

  10. says:

    Jimmy knelt down by the river and plunged his hands in it, oily and polluted We bury our sins here We wash them clean I have now within a month listened to what I have heard from Goodreads friends are the three best novels from Dennis Lehane, Since We Fell, Shutter Island, and Mystic River At this point, I have seen two film adaptations of his books that I liked very much, Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone I haven t read any of his other books yet , but this one, based on a quick look at the range of them, is pretty much a masterpiece I thought it was a great movie, seen than a decade ago, but it is also a very great book, with real depth and passion, a story of tragic loss Yes, it s a thriller, a mystery, but sometimes works rise above their genres, of course, to be great literature Shutter Island is very good, a kind of homage to forties noir films Since We Fell deals with upper middle class yuppie types, and both are well written page turners But Mystic River would seem to be Lehane s real territory, focused as it is on working class folks from the East Buckingham neighborhood of Boston that Lehane clearly knows very, very well In the other two books there is nothing approaching the depth of character and knowledge that he lovingly devotes to this Irish Catholic neighborhood, nothing like the compassion he has for each and every one of these people I might t...

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