A friend recently asked me, what's with that new book that everyone's reading on the train? I had to remind her, I no longer live in New York. The train is not a thing in my daily life, or even my recent memory, much less comparing the trends of harried commuters. But, what was this book? Should I read it? Where can I find it? The answers are: The Girl on the Train; Probably, yes; An airport bookstore.
POP Review #4: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN; by PAULA HAWKINS
This was a fast-paced, riveting story. Not that Gone Girl was the first-ever awesome mystery with only unreliable narrators, but it’s the most recent one I've read to make such a similar impression on me (and it appears every other reviewer agrees with this). And yet - I didn’t want to put it down, and managed to finish it in one day! Decent twists, unreliable and endearing characters. I will likely forget the plot in the coming weeks, since I read it in a matter of hours – but sometimes, you have to love them fast to love them well. (Right?)
Addendum: A great fast read, at times violent but not anywhere the level of even Life after Life (which had some moments). But a good fast read. Bring it on a plane (like I did) - or a train, if you want to be seriously literal. If you love England, get psyched! If you don't, it doesn't really matter - it's still a gripping story
Bookspace Rating: A strong English breakfast with three gold stars.