The Drop by Dennis LehaneThe Drop by Dennis Lehane

The Drop

byDennis Lehane

Paperback | September 2, 2014

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Dennis Lehane returns to the streets of Mystic River with this love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith—the basis for the major motion picture The Drop, from Fox Searchlight Pictures directed by Michaël Roskam, screenplay by Dennis Lehane, and starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini.

Three days after Christmas, a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live rescues an abused puppy from a trash can and meets a damaged woman looking for something to believe in. As their relationship grows, they cross paths with the Chechen mafia; a man grown dangerous with age and thwarted hopes; two hapless stick-up artists; a very curious cop; and the original owner of the puppy, who wants his dog back. . . .

Dennis Lehane is the author of ten previous novels—including theNew York TimesbestsellersLive by Night;Moonlight Mile;Gone, Baby, Gone;Mystic River;Shutter Island; andThe Given Day—as well asCoronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He and his wife, Angie, currently live in California with their children.
Title:The DropFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.56 inPublished:September 2, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062365444

ISBN - 13:9780062365446


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, short novel A short novel, you really don't expect to get to know the characters well, but the protagonist, Bob, is well drawn in the simplest of ways. He seems to be a simple enough guy who just wants to be left alone, doesn't have many friends and just wants to do his routine job at his cousin Marv's bar which also serves as a money drop for gangsters. When the bar is robbed, and the gangsters get anxious, Marv starts to panic a bit while Bob suddenly finds himself more engaged by a puppy and a cute girl from the neighbourhood. However, he also finds himself tangling with an ex-convict who has returned to Boston to score big himself. The many side plots converge by the end of the book, and the simple character of Bob reveals a wrinkle I didn't see coming. A pretty good, short novel by a very talented writer.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent Read I enjoyed this book, it wasn't anything spectacular, but it was interesting and a quick read.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Drop Nasty people, but a quick good read
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Drop I like Denis Lehane 's writing. Read all his books and plan to see this movie. I especially like his writing about the Boston area. His characters keep you wanting to know more about them, so you just keep reading on, hard to put the book down.
Date published: 2014-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Drop Fantastic read! Will make q great movie!
Date published: 2014-09-04

Editorial Reviews

“A tight, gritty little tale of working-class crime in Boston….Lehane breathes pulsing life into his story through the small details of his stoop-shouldered characters’ lives, investing their every mannerism with unspoken emotion.”