I liked the book. I had seen the movie previously, but had forgot most of it.
Originally Posted by Format C:
Can a book be ruined by a bad beginning?
I think so. And the first 10% of "Shutter Island" is too pleonastic to be good. I can see the purpose of the narration of Teddy's life and his relation with the sea, but it's too weak to be useful. And the doctor's memoir is just useless. And boring.
Come to think of it, I agree. I found I got a little bored in the beginning.
"pleonastic" my new word for the day.