Mystic River

Mystic River The New York Times bestselling novel from Dennis Lehane is a gripping unnerving psychological thriller about the effects of a savage killing on three former friends in a tightly knit blue collar Bos

  • Title: Mystic River
  • Author: Dennis Lehane
  • ISBN: 9780060185633
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Paperback
  • The New York Times bestselling novel from Dennis Lehane is a gripping, unnerving psychological thriller about the effects of a savage killing on three former friends in a tightly knit, blue collar Boston neighborhood.When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends But then a strange car pulled up to their street One boy got into the car, tThe New York Times bestselling novel from Dennis Lehane is a gripping, unnerving psychological thriller about the effects of a savage killing on three former friends in a tightly knit, blue collar Boston neighborhood.When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends But then a strange car pulled up to their street One boy got into the car, two did not, and something terrible happened something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever.Twenty five years later, Sean is a homicide detective Jimmy is an ex con who owns a corner store And Dave is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay demons that urge him to do terrible things When Jimmy s daughter is found murdered, Sean is assigned to the case His investigation brings him into conflict with Jimmy, who finds his old criminal impulses tempt him to solve the crime with brutal justice And then there is Dave, who came home the night Jimmy s daughter died covered in someone else s blood.A tense and unnerving psychological thriller, Mystic River is also an epic novel of love and loyalty, faith and family, in which people irrevocably marked by the past find themselves on a collision course with the darkest truths of their own hidden selves.

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    1. Dennis Lehane

      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 novel was a finalist for the PEN Winship Award and won the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best Novel, the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction, and France s Prix Mystere de la Critique.


    1. 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 [...]

    2. 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 [...]

    3. 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, w [...]

    4. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/“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 dire [...]

    5. 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 grow [...]

    6. 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 more 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 th [...]

    7. “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 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 a [...]

    8. I read this masterpiece a while ago before I joined 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 lot), this modern tragedy sets the standard for all contemporary crime dramas and thrillers. It's one of the only books that I would consider near perfect and I would recommend it to anyone. I [...]

    9. Extremely well written. This author can do more 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. I'm just saying there are threads, okay? Threads in our lives. You pull one, and everything else gets affected. Say it rained in Dallas and so Kennedy didn't ride in a convertible. Stalin stayed in the seminary. Say you and me, Sean, say we got in that car with Dave Boyle. A horrible murder is commited in a blue-collar neighborhood of Boston. Dennis Lehane goes far deeper than your regular crime writer into the motives and the conditions that led to the crime. He concentrates on the personalitie [...]

    11. You didn’t belong. Don’t you get it? That’s all a neighborhood is: a place where people who belong together live. All others need not fuckin’ apply.Clocking in five of his books over the past few weeks, I've begun to feel like I'm living in a sort of Dennis Lehane-land — an ineluctably dark place that is made all the more so by its striking resemblance to our own. While Sophocles and Aeschylus rarely used blue-collar neighborhoods of Boston as the backdrop of their works,* in Mystic Ri [...]

    12. If you've seen Martin Scorsese's THE DEPARTED, then you are familiar with the setting of this book. A poor, predominately white neighborhood (in Boston) where (male) children grow up to be either criminals or cops. Violence is a part of life, and the vicious cycles of abuse and crime are never ending.Jimmy, Sean, and Dave grew up together. When they are 11-years-old, a "cop" car pulls up and busts them for fighting in the street. Sean and Jimmy, the tougher ones, lie and avoid getting in the car [...]

    13. Just finished watching the movie and while it was remarkable , I felt the book was better.Passenger on the USS Dave for life.

    14. Honestly, I found this sort of hard to read. It's one of those books that is is so saturated with descriptions of absolutely everything that it's hard for me to take it all in. I can't picture images in my head and I guess that's why I usually prefer books that follow a stream of consciousness. It wasn't easy for me to read the descriptions but the book was also hard to read because Lehane writes really long sentences. They seemed to go on and on forever and he lost me more than a few times. I a [...]

    15. After reading Mystic River, I think Dennis Lehane might've become my new favorite mystery writer since Harlan Coben and David Baldacci! A very powerful tale of murder, friendship, murder, suspense, and betrayal, everything you want from a Mystery, and it leaves you wanting more!One afternoon in the streets of Boston, 3 longtime friends, Jimmy Marcus, Sean Devine, and Dave Boyle are roughhousing, when a mysterious car with 2 men pulls up, one of the men posing as a cop gets out and starts beratin [...]

    16. Steeped as it is in such uplifting topics as childhood sex abuse; repressed pedophilic desire; betrayal; broken friendships; broken people; doomed love; the pain of loss; brutal, senseless murder; the stifling nature of the stoic, emotionally-contained masculine ideal; and tragically misguided attempts at retribution and revenge, Mystic River is an enjoyable and deeply satisfying read. Dennis Lehane paints a vivid, beautifully romantic-yet-depressing portrait of various lives in an economically [...]

    17. “Happiness comes in moments, & then it's gone until the next time. Could be years. But sadness settles it.” Another Lehane book under my belt and I enjoyed it immensely, the book was an elevated crime fiction book in which the character study and the amazing writing balanced well with the plot. Unlike Shutter Island which I highly love and probably one of his best works this one carried more depth & felt more than just your typical “solving a crime story”“Life isn't happily eve [...]

    18. A powerhouse!I can't very well say I have become a fan of Dennis Lehane because, after all, this is the first of his work that I have read, but I will certainly be reading more of his work ( I already have purchased 'Shutter Island')and if it is anything like Mystic River, then yeah, count me in as a huge Lehane fan. This book was about as close to perfect as you can get. The story drew me in; I felt like I was there, mingling with the locals, I could feel the atmosphere of the city and I could [...]

    19. 4.5 stars. (Edit: actually, sod it, I'm giving it 5 stars.) This is my first book by Lehane and I'm very impressed. Once again, I got into it thinking it'd be a fast, fun romp, with the odd clever twist here and there, but nothing unpredictable. I even thought I knew the ending before the twist was revealed, and I thought this would bore me. I was wrong on two counts. The ending surprised me - I did NOT see that coming - and even when I thought I knew the ending, the road towards the revelation [...]

    20. Devastating. While reading this book I entered into a world of which I know nothing about. Place is very important in Mystic River and having grown up on the West Coast I was at a disadvantage. But the themes? Universal.I had in mind the movie Good Will Hunting. Those characters had it rough. South Boston, working class, hard lives. That moment where Robin Williams explains Will Hunting to Professor Lambeau: And why does he hang out with those retarded gorillas, as you called them? Because any o [...]

    21. Αυτό το βιβλίο δεν είναι ένα απλό αστυνομικό που ψάχνεις να βρεις τον δολοφόνο. Ο Λεχέιν ξέρει να παίζει με το μυαλό του αναγνώστη.'Ενα περιστατικό που άγγιξε τρία αγόρια λίγο πριν απο την εφηβεία τους τα κυνηγάει ακόμα και μετά απο 25 χρόνια. Ενα απο αυτά μπήκε σε ένα αμάξι κα [...]

    22. I'm not a fan of Sean Penn, so I never even wanted to see this movie, and didn't even know that there was a book until after I'd read Lehane's other book Shutter Island, which I really enjoyed. So when I saw that my library had this on audio, I borrowed it, and have just now got around to listening to it. I think that this was a pretty good story, but it wasn't really as gut-wrenching or as horrifying as I'd expected it to be, knowing that it was about the murder of the daughter of one of the ma [...]

    23. So intense! One of the best mystery/thriller books I have ever read. Not just a detective novel but also psychological. The characters are portrayed superbly. 5 stars.

    24. Whoo, Mystic River is good, so good I stayed in the bath extra long to finish the last 50 pages, I didn’t care how cold the water grew, I turned on the water as hot as it could go, which wasn’t very hot because I’d run all the hot water out, with my toe, and read this fucker to the last word. Mystic River was a blast, like a really fucking good, layered detective movie, except the movie version didn’t come close to catching the book’s nuances.Lehane’s novel centers on the relationshi [...]

    25. Twenty five years after Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus and Dave Boyle had their boyhood friendship torn apart by an abduction of one of the boys, in the street where they were playing, a murder has brought them all together again. Sean is now a homicide detective, married to Lauren, but separated, with a daughter he hadn’t seen yet….d when Jimmy’s nineteen year old daughter Katie, is murdered in the early hours of a Sunday morning, Sean is assigned to the case. He is just back to work from a we [...]

    26. The only annotation I took during Mystic River is attached to this quote: “Life wasn’t a fucking movie, man, it was…fucking life.” I wrote, quite simply, “this author sucks at profundity and sentiment.”Honestly I think that quotation and my brief comment could suffice for a whole review. What more do you need to know about this book after reading that clichéd ‘life is a movie’ line? But I will try to write more. This is a mediocre mystery novel in every sense of the word mediocr [...]

    27. Ainda não li muitos thrillers psicológicos, mas com a leitura deste Mystic River (e que leitura! bastante perturbadora, levando-me a pousar o livro algumas vezes), é algo que devo rectificar. Muito antes do final, torna-se fácil inferir o que se passou, o autor permite que assim seja, porque sabe que o leitor está completamente investido nos personagens e na maneira como eles vão lidar com os factos que lhes são apresentados. Dennis Lehane é um escritor a seguir!

    28. Three young friends, all destined to have completely different lives as they age, but forever linked. The murder of one of their children sets off a chain of events that brings the former childhood friends back together in ways none of them wanted. The eventual identity of the murderer comes as a complete surprise in this extremely well written, suspenseful mystery loaded with atmosphere and unforgettable characters. A masterpiece.

    29. Its movie won't tell you of the book's humor but this standalone was as witty and charming as his more well known series

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