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Mystic River De tre venner Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus og Dave Boyle vokser op sammen i Boston En dag, hvor drengene l ber og leger, standser en bil To m nd tvinger Dave ind i bilen og k rer af sted med ham Da han fire dage senere dukker op igen, vil han ikke tale om, havd der er sket, og magien og fortroligheden i de tre drenges venskab er brudt for evigt r senere genforenes de tre venner Men det er ikke nogen lykkelig genforening, for Sean, der er kriminalbetjent, skal medvirke til opklaringen af mordet p Jimmys datter Og forholdet mellem de tre m nd bliver ikke mindre anstrengt, da det viser sig at Dave p mordnatten kom hjem med blod p t jet 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 mesleep 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 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 mesleep 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 that way Sad that the ending of the book interrupted our story.This should have been a buddie read Oy I need someone to discuss the ending with Unusual, unique, thought provoking You do not read this book to escape reality In fact, you re thrown right into it with no way out, or Plan B, in sight A slice of life dished out in no uncertain terms He couldn t remember much of the specifics just a few details, unconnected and he had a sense that there hadn t been much of a narrative flow in the first place Still, the raw texture of it had sunk like razor points into the back of his skull, left him feeling skittish all morning Mark my words, this quote is prophetic 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 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 to be the year of Dennis Lehane for me It probably would have been had I not discovered George Pelecanos However, I m back aboard the Lehane Train now and quite pleased.While Mystic River is normally classified as a thriller, it s so muchthan that, an exploration of growing up and what a traumatic childhood event can blossom into Mystic River is the tale of three Boston boys who grew up to be very different Boston men Dave Boyle has drifted from job to job, never quite managing to bury his abduction experience Jimmy Marcus is a former career criminal who has gone straight and become a family man And Sean Devine is a cop with a wife he hasn t seen in over a year and a child he s not sure is his.From the beginning, Lehane kept the waters sufficiently muddy to hold my interest While I knew I was supposed to assume Dave Boyle killed Katie Marcus, Lehane had me changing my opinion quite a few times None of the three leads are very simple characters Dave s got his childhood baggage but still tries to be the best husband and father he can be Jimmy was once a criminal and is still a hard man but is a loving family man Sean is a supercop but his marriage is in ruins and he s coming off a suspension for something very petty.Once Sean is on the case, the book becomes very hard to put down, like it s been duct taped to your hands The mystery, unlike a lot of them these days, is solvable and I guessed who the killer was about 75% of the way through, even though I got the motive wrong The writing is everything I came to expect from the Kenzie and Gennaro series and then some I think this is the book where Dennis Lehane went from Good Thriller Writer to simply Great Writer Five stars I suppose I ll track down the movie now Intense, stunning, and shocking.And I always wanted to know what was going on in Jimmy s head after the last stunt that he pulled Movies would never tell us that, and that s why books are always better I bought a hardback copy of Mystic River when it first came out, and I ve been recommending it to everyone I know who has the slightest interest in crime fiction ever since Oddly enough, it s been almost 20 years since I first read the book, and I d never revisited it until now I love it, but there s just so much Lehane style depression that a fella can take.In a working class Boston neighborhood during the mid 70s,three young boys encounter a couple of child molesters pretending to be cops I bought a hardback copy of Mystic River when it first came out, and I ve been recommending it to everyone I know who has the slightest interest in crime fiction ever since Oddly enough, it s been almost 20 years since I first read the book, and I d never revisited it until now I love it, but there s just so much Lehane style depression that a fella can take.In a working class Boston neighborhood during the mid 70s,three young boys encounter a couple of child molesters pretending to be cops One of the kids, Dave Boyle, ends up being taken by them and endures several days of abuse before managing to escape Twenty five years later Dave still lives in the same old neighborhood with his wife and son Jimmy Marcus didn t get in the car with Dave He went on to become the leader of a crew of thieves, but a stretch in prison and caring for his young daughter, Katie, set Jimmy straight Now he runs a corner grocery store in the neighborhood Sean Devine also avoided the pedophiles, and he s grown up to be a homicide investigator for the state police while trying to cope with his crumbling marriage.When Jimmy s daughter Katie is brutally murdered, it s a shock to the neighborhood As Sean investigates the crime Jimmy has to deal with his grief Dave was one of the last people to see Katie alive when she was out at a bar with some girlfriends, and he had no reason to hurt her Yet, his wife Celeste knows that he came home late that night covered in blood A recurring theme that Lehane explores is the damage done by crime and violence, and that s the thing that lingers over this book and makes it great Jimmy is convinced that something in his own past was the reason Katie was killed even as he spent years trying to be good Sean s career as a policeman has made him misanthropic, thinking that the world is filled with stupid people killing each for stupid reasons, and it s soured his personal life Both of them are also haunted by how close they came to sharing Dave s fate, and Dave himself refuses to talk about what happened to him even as many who know what happened consider him damaged goods.Lehane takes all of these factors and adds a fewlike what gentrification was doing to their old neighborhood to create one of the ultimate character driven pieces of crime fiction The ultimate resolution and what happens both because of Dave getting in that car as a young boy and Katie s murder seem like tragedies that begettragedies in a long string of unintended consequences Considering the ending and reading this now, nearly 20 years after it was first published, made me think that there could be another story by now If Lehane went back now and told us what happened next, I d want to read that book

  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Mystic River
  • Dennis Lehane
  • English
  • 01 June 2019
  • 0060584750

About the Author: 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.


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