[ KINDLE ] ✽ The Girl on the Train Author Paula Hawkins – Intimatenights.co.uk

The Girl on the Train I tried to enjoy it I swear I did The hype told me that I had to I wasn t bad, but it wasn t good either I never really cared about the story and ALL of the characters were unlikeable Sometimes characters are unlikeable in a good way, but not this time.At no point was I excited to be reading this Side note added 4 5 2017 Kinda silly how Girl is in so many titles lately It has to be intentional to ride the coattails of other successful titles I noticed on my library site that there is another popular checkout called Girl on a Train I wonder how many people thought they were getting the other one Update 4 14 2018 Dropped from two to one star because renewed interesting in my review due to a suggested grammar correction reminded me how much I didn t like this book so I couldn t stick with two stars. I just sent a 3 page, 3,000 word email about why I didn t like this book to a friend, and I still feel the urge to express myself I suppose that tells you just how much I disliked it.This thing is a hot mess, the writing is clumsy, there are things that don t make any sense, the characters are pathetic and the opposite of complex The women in this book are either defined by the men they are dating married to, or by how they feel about being a mother and by that I mean, do they already have a child, do they want a child, or view spoiler does their character arc end with getting excited about being pregnant hide spoiler Alternate Cover Edition Of ISBN 9781594633669Rachel 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 Than Just The Girl On The Train I read this book due to the fact that everyone else read it Yes, mom I would jump off the cliff right behind everyone else These are some fucked up characters I think the new trend in books where every one of the characters is an asshole may be the way to go if you are writing a book that you want to take the world by storm with The thing isIt gets frigging boring I wanted a bus to hit them all Repeatedly May go sorta spoilery You have Rachel Rachel is a drunk, she gets on the 8 04 train every morning and then on again in the afternoon on her way home Pretending to go to work She got fired for drinking and basically acting a damn fool..so she goes on that same train every day Sometimes she can t wait to take a drink before she gets home.She sees Jess and Jason everyday Or that s what she calls them in her head They live near her old home Where she lived with her ex husband who cheated on her Coincidence I think not She sees Jess kissing a guy that isn t Jason So her little mind starts to working Then Jess aka Megan goes missing.Rachel then decides to go to the police with what she knows Then the police find out she is not the most reliable of witnesses and tell her to stay out of it Of course, that s not happening Now for the twist That one I saw coming and kept thinking no way it can t be that easy This book wouldn t be so popular I need to stay away from super, duper popular books.Because, I m just calling Bullshit The writing is not bad in this book, so I m not giving it the rating for that I m giving it the rating because I personally hated it trollscankissmyfatass Depressing from start to finish Most every single character was a hot mess I have literally no idea why there are so many 5 star ratings It kind of scares me If this kind of garbage is what the masses find appealingI mean..I didn t care at all about the mystery It didn t even feel like there was one It just felt like a tedious glimpse into the messed up lives of people I d rather not know anything about. 4.5 stars Everyone in this book is absolutely terrible, and as a result, this book is a masterpiece in character study and development It s also a well written, precisely plotted psychological thriller, and deftly sketches one unreliable narrator after another I guessed the culprit not too far into the book, but that didn t spoil my reading experience at all, particularly because the author drops so many diverting and convincing red herrings into the story I think it s also interesting that the central character, Rachel, challenges readers to think about how much we assume about and pre judge other people based on our limited knowledge of them To feel pity, disgust, frustration, compassion, and so much for one character is a rare thing Recommended to fans of Before I Go To Sleep, and for YA readers, fans of Dangerous Girls and Nova Ren Suma. Good read but the ending fell a little flat for me What a huge disappointment The concept sounded amazing, and it got off to a promisingif slowstart But it quickly turned into this messy, melodramatic story that was neither surprising, or original Much like in Gone Girl, there was not a single likable character in the entire book That wasn t the main problem for me, though I could see the ending coming from a mile away Actually like I figured out who the main villan was within the first 20 pages Never a ringing endorsement. Esssscuse me Is this seat taken Thanks I like to sits bys the wimdow Would you likes a little bit of wine You know what they say, a little vino would be keen o No Mores for me then Oh, check it out BURP WhatwasIsaying Oh, sees that house over there going by That used to be my house True story Me and my husbadand lived there But the ole bastard cheated on me and lefts me and then he marriesss that stupid cow and then he knockeded her up and now they got a stupid cow kid and they lives in my house Can you believes that I means, it s not my house now, but it usesed to be Now he the rottens old bastard lives there with his stupids new wife and their stupid battery.Did I say battery I meant baby I ve hads a few gin tonicsAnd a little wine BURP Anyhows, letsus not talk about my stupid ole ex husband See that other house The ones just a couple a few doors downs from my old one where you can totallys see their deck A beausfiful couple lives there They re just the bestus They s just gorgeous and you can tells that they are for sure in loves 100% You d never catch BURP that guy cheatins on her, I can promise you that I watch them every time I goes by on this here trainy train with my glasses of wine as I ride, and I can just tell that their greatests most happiest couple who ever was Lots better than the my stupid ole ex Seeing them be such a absofantabulous couple rights by where I used to live is the one part of my stupid day I enjoy when I ride this train.Wass that you say She s missing Been in all the papers Thattsus just terriblez Geez, I can t imagine how I BURP missed that news Since Saturday, you says I think I was down there last Saturday..Thass right I remembers now I had a couple of drinkies and went to sees my ole husband to tells him that I still love em.Err I mean that I hate em Thass right I hate em But I had ones or twos too many, and I blacked out And I had a cut on my head the next day and a feeling that I d seen something terribles Do ya think maybes I saw something I better go BURP tell the cops about this.But first Imma gonna puke all over your shoes Sorry about this That s what this book feels like, that you got stuck sitting next to a sloppy drunk who is telling you this story, and maybe you feel a little bad for her even as you re trying to avoid her spilling her drink on you After listening to her inebriated babblings for a very short while you immediately know about her situation than she does, and you could easily tell her what she missed But then you catch a whiff of her breath so you just try to sneak away when she s not paying attention Seriously, I might have liked this if I hadn t figured out who the culprit was about three minutes into the book. Something bad happened Are you ready for a faster paced, creepier Gone Girl Woah This is one unsettling little thriller and the best bit about it is that no one can be trusted, including the three female narrators who share the storytelling of this book I literally read this entire novel in one sitting and I now need to find the words to convince you to go get your hands on it RIGHT NOW.Between an alcoholic, a liar and a cheat, who can you trust These are the three women at the centre of this book Rachel, Anna and Megan Have you ever sat on the train, glanced at the people around you or out of the window, and made up stories about them Maybe you ve even gone so far as to invent names for these people and imagine their perfect or not so perfect lives Rachel is that girl on the train who takes her mind off her own life by imagining the lives of others Specifically the lives of Jess and Jason who live at the house outside her train window when the train stops at the same red signal every morning But then one morning, things are not as they are supposed to be and Rachel sees something that completely shatters the Jess and Jason image which exists in her head.Now she is pulled into their lives Unsure exactly what she knows but certain she cannot rest until she finds out This book is just full of secrets Everyone has them It s about all the little mysteries that exist just outside of what we see on the surface What goes on behind closed doors How much can you ever really know a person What horrors exist in that black spot of your memory from Saturday night It was fascinating, gripping and oh so very creepy Hawkins has been added to the small group of thriller authors on my must buy list.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr

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