Sunday, January 25, 2015
The Drop by Dennis Lehane
Lehane returns to the neighborhood featured in Mystic River to tell the story of a lonely barman who rescues a puppy from a trashcan at Christmas and then finds a life no longer spent alone is filled with entanglements both romantic and criminal. Lehane is awesome at atmosphere and populates a world with vividly flawed characters that seem very real.
I was intrigued to see that this book was made into a movie with James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy. The still photos show that they used a ridiculously cute puppy and of course Tom Hardy is pretty easy on the eyes as well.