sábado, 4 de abril de 2015

Review: The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins

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Brief Introduction (from goodreads):

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar. Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…


I aquired this book with very high expectations (Gone Girl high) and I started reading this book with very low expectations ("this is so not like Gone Girl, total waste of time" my fellow reviewers said). I finished this book not blown away but also not disappointed, I mildly enjoyed it to be honest.

I found it immensely interesting to realise how we sound different in the minds of each person whose life crosses ours, I believe this was the main advantage of reading this 3-prespective narrative about three very (and maybe not so very) different from each other. I found some characters to be more intriguing than I initially had thought they would be but I also felt very frustrated as we got to know better the remaining charcaters.

I can't say the storyline was predictable, it wasn't. But I wasl thought it could be improved regarding certain excerpts. It's far from being a 5-stars story but it's also far from being a 1-star story. A very solid 3-stars book.

If you're feeling like reading a mistery book that will not necessary blow you away but will definitely keep you a good company, then this is it.

Please let me know what you thought if you've read it!

P.S.: Do not go into it thinking it's like Gone Girl, IT'S NOT.

1 comentário:

  1. I appreciate your review on this because I heard it was like Gone Girl and that is what turned me off it. The language in Gone Girl was very bad (lots of swearing) and I couldn't get into either of the main characters--didn't like either of them. Maybe I'll read this one after all. My husband really liked it a lot! Here's the link to our review if interested: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2012/06/gone-girl-by-gillian-flynn-lives-up-to.html