Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Is the book always better than the film? You decide at Books to Film!

Whether you are a film buff or just looking for a great read before the summer is over (or both!), feel free to join us as we debut an exciting new Books to Film series here at Des Plaines Public Library on August 15th. Books to Film will start with a showing of a film, followed by a discussion about the movie and the book it is based on.

We will begin the discussion series with Dennis Lehane's psychological thriller Shutter Island. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels attempts to solve the mystery of a patient who escapes a fortress-like mental institution built on an isolated island. Daniels soon discovers the institution itself may be harboring dark secrets. Martin Scorsese adapted the book to the 2010 film Shutter Island, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Teddy Daniels. 

What critics have said about Lehane's Shutter Island:
"[Lehane] returns with another blistering page-turner"
                                                                                          - Joanne Wilkinson, Booklist
"My high concept definition of this fast-paced, brilliantly written and extremely disturbing book: Indiana Jones meets Dr. Who"
                                                                              - Beth Anderson, Rendezvous Review
"...carries an ending so shocking yet so faithful to what has come before, that it will go down as one of the most aesthetically right resolutions ever written"
                                                                                                            - Publishers Weekly
Light refreshments will be served during the discussion.Copies of the book are available at the Reader Services desk on the 3rd floor, but feel free to come enjoy the movie with or without the book.

Register at the Reader Services desk on the 3rd floor or online.

1 comment:

soyahadabadday said...

Shutter Island is a tough one to judge. After reading the "shocking" ending of the book, there were no surprises left for the movie ending. I did like the book version better. (Sorry Leo)

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