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Shutter Island

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Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane Summary

U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to find an escaped murderer named Rachel Solando. As a killer hurricane bears down on the island, the investigation deepens and the questions mount. How has a barefoot woman escaped from a locked room? Who is leaving them clues in the form of cryptic codes? And what really goes on in Ward C? The closer Teddy gets to the truth, the more elusive it becomes. And the more he begins to believe that he may never leave Shutter Island. Because someone is trying to drive him insane...

Shutter Island Graphic Novel

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Shutter Island Graphic Novel - Dennis Lehane Summary

Dennis Lehane's masterpiece of mystery and suspense—brought to life for the first time as a graphic novel In 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his partner, Chuck Aule, are sent to Shutter Island to find a mass murderer who has escaped from Ashecliffe Hospital, a fortress-like federal institution for the criminally insane. As an intense hurricane bears relentlessly down on the island, the marshals are forced to piece together clues to a shocking puzzle hidden within Shutter Island, taking them on a dark, twisted journey, where paranoia assumes an air of cool rationality and the line between sanity and madness disappears... Filled with his trademark grit, insight, and pathos, Shutter Island is vintage Dennis Lehane. Now adapted for the first time as a graphic novel by internationally renowned artist Christian De Metter, this riveting story brilliantly captures our capacity for depravity and deliverance.

Coronado

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Coronado - Dennis Lehane Summary

A small southern town gives birth to a dangerous man with a broken heart and a high-powered rifle... A young girl, caught up in an inner-city gang war, crosses the line from victim to avenger... An innocent man is hunted by government agents for an unspecified crime... A boy and a girl fall in love while ransacking a rich man's house during the waning days of the Vietnam War... A compromised psychiatrist confronts the unstable patient he slept with... A father and a son wage a lethal battle of wits over the whereabouts of a stolen diamond and a missing woman. In turn suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comic, these tales journey headlong into the heart of our myths - about class, gender, freedom, and regeneration through violence - and reveal that the truth waiting for us there is not what we'd expect.

The Passion of Martin Scorsese

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The Passion of Martin Scorsese - Annette Wernblad Summary

From his earliest shorts to his recent feature films The Departed and Shutter Island, this book offers an in-depth analysis of the deepest archetypal themes, symbols, and structures in Martin Scorsese’s entire body of work. It examines each of Scorsese’s films as a mythological journey through which the main character is offered an opportunity for psychological and spiritual enlightenment, focusing especially on how each character is led to recognize, accept, and embrace his or her flawed traits. The book also explores the ways in which Scorsese’s films incite extreme reactions and strike deep chords within his viewers, particularly by speaking the language of the unconscious and forcing readers to examine their own hidden flaws.

Poppet

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Poppet - Mo Hayder Summary

In this chilling, seamlessly-plotted thriller, British detective Jack Caffery must find a dangerous mental patient on the loose—before he can kill again . . . The Beechway High Secure Unit in Bristol, England, has a storied past—first as a nineteenth-century workhouse, then a poorhouse for the homeless, and now as a psychiatric hospital. With that troubled history come superstitions like the Maude, believed to be the ghost of a sadistic workhouse matron. But while some of the patients and staff think the Maude is behind a series of unexplained episodes of self-harm amongst the ward’s patients, nursing coordinator AJ LeGrande thinks they might be the work of an all too human horror—a homicidal patient who was released back into the public in error. Calling on Det. Jack Caffery, LeGrande hopes his investigation will reveal what’s truly been going on inside and outside the hospital’s walls. But what Caffery discovers about former patient Isaac Handel is beyond anyone’s imagining. “Enough evil to keep readers awake long after the cases are solved . . . Rich psychological portraits [and] a compelling mystery.” —Los Angeles Times “Dipping into Poppet when the house was silent and the rain was spattering against the windows probably wasn’t a good idea: The book oozes sinisterness from the first page . . . [Its] high-wire tension . . . never wavers.” —Entertainment Weekly

Since We Fell

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Since We Fell - Dennis Lehane Summary

"Endlessly surprising . . . [A] twisty tale." --Wall Street Journal After a very public mental breakdown, Rachel Childs, once a tenacious, globe-trotting journalist, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel's marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. "A sleek thriller . . . Well-crafted suspense." --Tampa Bay Times "Terrific . . . Lehane is the master." --Gillian Flynn "A pleasantly twisted character study and a love story." --Washington Post

Scorsese and Religion

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Scorsese and Religion - Christopher B. Barnett,Clark J. Elliston Summary

Scorsese and Religion explores and analyzes the religious vision of filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s oeuvre, showing that Scorsese cannot be properly understood without reflecting on the ways that his religious interests are expressed in and through his art.

Moonlight Mile

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Moonlight Mile - Dennis Lehane Summary

Sixteen-year-old Amanda McCready has disappeared. Her anxious aunt contacts Patrick Kenzie to investigate. It is not the first time she has gone missing, as Patrick well knows - he was the investigator who worked on her case when she was kidnapped before, as a four-year-old. But this is not a simple case of a runaway girl. In fact, nothing in Amanda's life has been simple: brought up by the world's worst mother, neglected throughout her childhood, she has nonetheless blossomed into a formidably intelligent young woman. A young woman so bright that she can seemingly out-think and out-manoeuvre anyone... For Patrick, the case leads him down Boston's darkest, most dangerous streets - and into a world of shocking secrets that will threaten not only Amanda's life, but also his own and that of his partner Angie Gennaro.

Shutter Island (Patient 67)

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Shutter Island (Patient 67) - Dennis Lehane Summary

Det är sommaren 1954. På Shutter Island ligger Ashcliffe Hospital, ett hårdbevakat sjukhus för mentalsjuka brottslingar. Nu har en av dem lyckats fly därifrån. Kriminalaren Teddy Daniels kallas dit för att tillsammans med sin kollega Chuck Aule ta hand om fallet. Men på Ashcliffe Hospital är ingenting vad det synes vara. Och detsamma gäller Teddy Daniels. Består hans uppdrag verkligen i att ta reda på vad som hänt den saknade Rachel Solando? Eller har han kommit dit för att undersöka ryktena om den radikala psykiatri som lär bedrivas på Ashcliffe Hospital och som sägs innefatta drogexperiment och hjärntvätt och ingå som en del i den kalla krigföringen mot Sovjetunionen? Eller har han helt andra, högst privata skäl att befinna sig på Shutter Island? Ju längre tiden går, desto mer hopar sig frågorna: Vad är det egentligen som pågår bakom sjukhusets murar? Hur kan någon överhuvudtaget avvika från denna strängt isolerade ö? Varför är den tomma fyren omgärdad av elektriskt stängsel och beväpnade vakter? Och vem är den patient 67 som den förrymde fången nämnt i ett kodat, kvarlämnat meddelande? Ju mer Teddy och Chuck försöker kartlägga de mysterier som omger Shutter Island, desto diffusare blir bilden. Ju närmare sanningen de kommer, desto mer undanglidande blir den – och desto mer övertygade blir de om att någon försöker driva dem över vansinnets brant. Översättare: Ulf Gyllenhak

The Given Day

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The Given Day - Dennis Lehane Summary

Boston, 1918. A city in turmoil as soldiers return home from World War One. Danny Coughlin is the son of one of Boston's most powerful police captains. An undercover cop, he is hunting for revolutionaries and anarchists who are pledged to overthrow the city's ruling classes. But Danny's about to find out that doing his duty may also mean betraying those who are closest to him. Luther Lawrence is on the run. Having survived a murderous confrontation with a crime boss, he lands a job in the Coughlin household. Desperate to find a way home for his pregnant wife, Luther is determined to avoid trouble. But it isn't long before his dangerous past and his tenuous present collide - with life threatening consequences. As the city goes into meltdown, Danny and Luther must confront the storm of violence that threatens to engulf them if each is to survive...

Fear and Fantasy in a Global World

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Fear and Fantasy in a Global World is a collection of essays which examines the processes, meanings and relations between fear and fantasy in the globalized world, from bold interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives.

L'isola della paura - Shutter Island

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L'isola della paura - Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane Summary

1954. L'agente federale Teddy Daniels viene inviato sull'isola di Shutter per ritrovare Rachel Solando, scomparsa dall'istituto per la detenzione e la cura dei criminali psicopatici. Ma nel corso delle indagini si fa strada il sospetto che su quell'isola si facciano esperimenti sugli esseri umani. La verità si farà attendere fino all'ultima riga.

Prayers For Rain

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Prayers For Rain - Dennis Lehane Summary

When Boston private investigator Patrick Kenzie meets Karen Nichols, she strikes him as an innocent from a protected upbringing. But six months later when Karen takes her own life, Patrick is left wondering what can change so drastically and so quickly that suicide seems the only option? Through the final weeks of a stifling summer, and with the help of his ex-partner, Angela Gennaro, and his friend, the lethally unbalanced Bubba Rogowski, Patrick enters into psychological warfare with a brilliant sociopath who, instead of merely killing his victims, prefers to make them wish they were dead. As the stakes grow higher and more personal, they find themselves fighting a losing battle with an enemy the law can't touch, who is always one step ahead, who is gradually discovering their weaknesses, their loves, and is determined to tear their world apart.

Trapped Under the Sea

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Trapped Under the Sea - Neil Swidey Summary

Documents the disastrous 1990s mission during which two members of a five-man diving team were killed while completing construction on a ten-mile tunnel at the end of Boston's Deer Island waste treatment plant.

Boston Noir 2

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Boston Noir 2 - Dennis Lehane,Mary Cotton,Jaime Clarke Summary

Edited by three acclaimed genre authors, a second volume of classic short fiction reprints includes pieces by such leading writers as Joyce Carol Oates, Robert B. Parker and David Foster Wallace.

Gone, Baby, Gone

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Gone, Baby, Gone - Dennis Lehane Summary

Boston private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are hired to find four-year-old Amanda McCready. Despite extensive news coverage and dogged investigation into her abduction, the police have uncovered nothing. The case is rife with oddities: Amanda's indifferent mother, a couple with a history of paedophilia and a shadowy police unit. As the Indian summer fades, Amanda McCready stays gone - vanished so completely that she seems never to have existed. When a second child disappears, Kenzie and Gennaro face a local media more interested in sensationalizing the abductions than helping to solve them, a local police force seething with lethal secrets, and a faceless power determined to obstruct their efforts. Caught in a deadly tangle of lies, and determined to unravel the riddle that is anything but child's play, they soon discover that those who go looking for the missing may not come back alive.

A Drink Before The War

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A Drink Before The War - Dennis Lehane Summary

Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are tough private investigators who know the blue-collar neighbourhoods and ghettos of Boston's Dorchester section as only natives can. Working out of an old church belfry, Kenzie and Gennaro take on a seemingly simple assignment for a prominent politician: to uncover the whereabouts of Jenna Angeline, a black cleaning woman who has allegedly stolen confidential Statehouse documents. But finding Jenna proves easy compared to staying alive. The investigation escalates, uncovering a web of corruption extending from bombed-out ghetto streets to the highest levels of state government. With slick, hip dialogue and a lyrical narrative pocked by explosions of violence, A Drink Before the War confronts a city in which institutionalized bigotry and corruption are often the norm, and the true nature of 'racial incidents' is rarely clear. Dennis Lehane's remarkable debut is at once a pulsating crime thriller and a mirror of our world, one in which the worst human horrors are found closest to home, and the most vicious obscenities are committed in the name of love.

The Drop

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The Drop - Dennis Lehane Summary

Dennis Lehane returns to the streets of Mystic River with this love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith—the basis for the major motion picture The Drop, from Fox Searchlight Pictures directed by Michaël Roskam, screenplay by Dennis Lehane, and starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini. Three days after Christmas, a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live rescues an abused puppy from a trash can and meets a damaged woman looking for something to believe in. As their relationship grows, they cross paths with the Chechen mafia; a man grown dangerous with age and thwarted hopes; two hapless stick-up artists; a very curious cop; and the original owner of the puppy, who wants his dog back. . . .

Martin Scorseses "Shutter Island"

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Martin Scorseses "Shutter Island" - Clotilde Bry-Chemarin Summary

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Germanistik - Neuere Deutsche Literatur, Note: 2,0, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Institut für deutsche Philologie), Veranstaltung: Proseminar Körper und Seele, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Realität, Fiktion und Wahn - Wahrheit oder Lüge. Der schmale Grat zwischen diesen Aspekten wird in Martin Scorseses Film Shutter Island in einer überaus komplexen und vielschichtigen Handlung realisiert. Wie kann man eine fingierte Realität von einer realen Fiktion unterscheiden? Der schmale Grat zwischen diesen Themen liegt darin, dass in Shutter Island die Grenzen zwischen Realität, Fiktion, Wahn, Wahrheit oder gar Lüge gänzlich verschwimmen. Komplettiert wird diese Handlung durch den besonderen Kontext der Isolation, der sowohl in dem Kontext des Schauplatzes einer abgelegenen Insel als auch im Zusammenhang mit dem Seelenleben des Protagonisten verwirklicht wird. In der Romanverfilmung Shutter Island erhält der Zuschauer einen Einblick in das durch Traumata bestimmte Leben des alkoholkranken Protagonisten Teddy Daniels. Die Traumata des Protagonisten haben zweierlei Ursachen: die Erlebnisse aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg und der Tod seiner Ehefrau Dolores. Der Film selbst lässt ich mehrere narrative Fragmente unterteilen, die erst am Ende puzzleartig zur Biografie des Protagonisten zusammengefügt werden und somit ein Gesamtkonstrukt ergeben. So gibt es einerseits das erlebte Jetzt des Protagonisten, dessen Vergangenheit sowie andererseits die Geschichte der Nebenfiguren, u.a. die der flüchtigen Patientin Rachel Solando aus der Klinik. In den folgenden Ausführungen soll die narrative Komplexität des Films durch die Analyse nachstehender Themen behandelt werden: die Verbindung von Erzählen durch den Körper im Film, der Wahn als ein körperliches und seelisches Phänomen sowie das Wiedererleben von Vergangenem in umgestalteter Form. Zu diesem Zwecke werde ich auf bestimmte Sequenzen eingehen, die eine Fokussierung auf den Körper aufweisen, um ferner ausgesuchte Aspekte der filmischen Ich-Perspektive zu analysieren. Im weiteren Verlauf werden für eine möglichst differenzierte Untersuchung des Films auf die Fragmentierung der Geschichte, die wechselnde Erzählperspektive und die Irreführung des Zuschauers eingegangen. Hierbei werde ich mich auf bestimmte Elemente beschränken müssen, da eine Untersuchung eines jeden einzelnen Fragments den Rahmen dieser Arbeit bei Weitem sprengen würde. Abschließend werde ich mich intensiver mit ausgewählten psychologischen und medizinischen Gesichtspunkten der psychotischen Symptomatik, und die Frage, wie diese im Film wiedergegeben wird, auseinandersetzen.

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