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The Girl on the Train – “Contemporary Masterpiece”

August 31, 2015

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

This piece is a contemporary classic. A thriller from three different perspectives (sometimes confusing to follow) that ultimately finds parallels and a theme (we want to accept lies that confirm our beliefs) that is there from the beginning – who doesn’t want to believe scenes we observe from  train windows are of people with better lives than ours – to the surprising ending of who kills the murderer.

I’m not one to follow dates on chapters and the narratives become complicated the more we see how these different women end up with lives parallel to each other. But this is profound, disturbing and something that you can’t put down untill the final page.

Oh yeah, there’s lust, love, marriage and divorce, too.

  • J. Lehman5 out of 5_edited-1
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One comment

  1. Great book! I re-named it though. I’m calling it Drunk Girl on the Train. The author actually responded on Twitter saying that was the name given to her while writing the book until she came up with a proper name. Hilarious.



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