Could it be a movie? Dennis Lehane’s Live By Night

Dennis Lehane’s 2012 novel Live By Night is the author’s second tale of the Coughlin family, following 2008’s The Given Day. But don’t be mistaken: this isn’t a sequel. It follows Joe Coughlin, the youngest member of the Coughlin family (and only a minor side character in The Given Day) as he breaks from his family’s respectable pedigree of policemen to become one of the … Continue reading Could it be a movie? Dennis Lehane’s Live By Night

Book vs. film: Shutter Island

*This post contains spoilers for both the book and film versions of Shutter Island. I’ve tried to avoid them as much as possible, but read with caution! Major spoilers are clearly marked. Shutter Island has once been described by the writer as a mix of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and the work of the Bronte sisters. Dennis Lehane published this suspenseful novel in 2003 … Continue reading Book vs. film: Shutter Island