Saturday, February 4, 2012
Notes on MYSTIC RIVER by Dennis Lehane
My notes from March 15, 2004: MYSTIC RIVER by Dennis Lehane. After seeing the film, I read the book—and couldn’t put it down. I tried reading a Lehane detective novel before picking up Mystic River and I thought it was awful. This was an instance of the film improving the book since I could see each character from the movie as I read. This was a well-written novel of family, betrayal, planned violence, misassumptions (life is so filled with them), random violence, and the vagaries of life.