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View Poll Results: Vote for one of the following for the March 2012 MR Bookclub selection:
Along came a spider by James Patterson 14 35.90%
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane 25 64.10%
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:27 AM   #16
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I tossed a coin. It came up "Shutter Island." Now I need to figure out why I had a coin with titles on it.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:13 PM   #17
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:49 PM   #18
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:50 PM   #19
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:43 PM   #20
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:45 PM   #21
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Shutter Island!!!

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Old 02-28-2012, 09:12 PM   #22
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I've always thought of Shutter Island as a "scary" movie (and avoided it as such), based on the promos. I hope I can get through the book.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:35 PM   #23
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I've already started the book and the first chapters follow along pretty closely to the film so far.

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In my opinion that makes you lucky as it would be a lot more enjoyable reading the book without knowing what all happens.

The film wasn't really "scary" per se, not like a horror film or even a really scary thriller (like Silence of the Lambs). The atmosphere is cool and creepy (a foggy island that houses an asylum for the criminally and violently insane) but I'd say the film is more creepy mystery-thriller than horror-thriller, with a few jolts here and there.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:08 AM   #24
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Added to my TBR, and up next.
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I've been number one on the wait list for a while now so it should come in any day. I will at least start reading it, but I'm not sure I'll read the whole book before discussion starts. We'll see...
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:17 PM   #26
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Only one in the list for March I've already read.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:55 PM   #27
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:43 PM   #30
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Can't get this one from the eLibraries, but I've purchased it. I was always intending to buy it anyway.

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