Most people in Boston have seen “The Town,” the dramatic heist movie about bank robbers from Charlestown, starring Ben Affleck. But I’d guess that most haven’t picked up the book, and they should.
Recently, I had a chance to read it then rewatch the movie. The book blew me away! Naturally, books offer more vivid explanations of the characters and their history because there are no time constraints. This book takes full advantage of those details and gives a depth to the townies that we see come to life in the film.
Highly recommended as a summer read this year!