Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Book Corner: The Girl On The Train


Bought this boo a while ago and just finished reading it. I kept on reading it and couldn't let it out of my hands. The Girl Ob The Train by Paula Hawkins is not a thriller nor a crime novel, or at least I didn't think of that, but there're several creepy moments.

I like the way it's written. There're two main characters, later comes a thurd one, who are telling their stories on the same timeline. A girl on a train starts the book by telling how she travels to London by train every morning and back in the evenings. Sounds a bit boring, but it just isn't boring at all! By the end of the book you know everything about Rachel, who's the girl on the train and not only about her but all the others involving to her life. 

It's better not to tell more as I'm afraid I might reveal too much. I can highly recommend this book basically to everyone who loves reading. The book has been optioned for film by DreamWorks so read it asap!

Paula Hawkins is a British author (she wil have her 44th birthday this week!). Her earlier books haven't succeeded commercially. It took her 6 months writing fulltime to complete 'The Girl On The Train' at a time when she was in a difficult financial situation and had to borrow from her father to be able to complete it.











Have you read this novel?







44 comments:

  1. I love your photography Tiina! Sounds like a good book - thanks for leaving some mystery :)

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    1. Thank you so much :) Tried not to reveale almost anything :D

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  2. This sounds like my kind of a book. Trains are not a huge part of South African public transport so it would be a glimpse into another world for me.

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    1. :D good point! This is an interesting novel.

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  3. I bought this book and haven't read it yet. I should start on it right away. Will you watch the movie coming out based on this novel?

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    1. Read it before the movie! Yes, I will go and see the movie as well, but without expecting it following the book completely. That's how it usually goes. Like in that "Gone Girl" the book was amazing but the movie just ordinary.

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  4. I love your photos. Your post reminds me that I need I need to find a good Fall read. :)

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    1. Thank you for liking my pics :) Pick this one for your autumn read:)

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  5. I'm intrigued by this book! Maybe I can pick this up to read when I have my long flight to Japan in November!

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    1. Oh, yes, that's a good idea! If you can't finish the book during your flight you might wish the flight was even longer :D

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  6. Itse luin tuon kirjan lähes kerralla. Alussa tosin meinasin jättää kesken, mutta aika nopeasti kirja kumminkin imaisi mukaansa :)

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    1. Joo, mäkin olin aluksi että eihän tätä jaksa lukea kun yks kertoo junamatkasta aamuin illoin, mut sitten yhtäkkiä se vaan tempaisi mukaan :D

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  7. OMG OMG OMG I saw the trailer for this movie and decided I needed to read the book first! It sounds like an awesome story.

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    1. Read the book first! Now I became really curious about the movie - will check the trailer asap!

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  8. This sounds like such a cool story. I like books that have really in-depth character development.

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  9. I've been actually searching for some new books read so this is definitely a great suggestion!

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  10. I've heard about this book before. It sounds like an interesting story to read, one that you can't really put down without finishing it!

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  11. When I read word train and girl, I Immediately thought of Anna Karenina! I hope this isn't a tragedy too, as I seem to think it's really interesting! Writers can be sometimes unknown of the world but still have an amazing skills. Eventually hard work pays off!

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    1. Oh yes, you said it - Anna Karenina and train. But this is completely different story, kind of... Anna Karenina is my all time favourite!

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  12. I love a good book and I'll have to check this one out. I'm such a book worm and even the cover of this draws me in.

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    1. I would say this is book is a must :)

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  13. I just purchased this on Amazon. I'll let you know how I like it.

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    1. Great! Curious to hear your opinion!

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  14. Your photographs are so beautiful. I love books and have read a lot of indian and foreign authors but for a year i am on a sabbatical since I have come to study in Manchester and do not really have good story books to read.

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    1. Thank you so much! Read this on as the story is happening in the UK so you get a closer feeling to it :)

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  15. I haven't yet but one of my best friends is reading it and said it is really good so I need to check it out.

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    1. Borrow it from her when she's finished with it! Worth reading!

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    2. Definitely sounds like one to add to my reading list!

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    3. Oh yes, you should definitely add it on your reading list :)

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  16. I have heard of this and it seems interesting!! I must read the book

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  17. I was lucky enough to borrow this from a friend. I really enjoyed this book and thought it had a pretty good twist.

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  18. Sounds interesting! I'm going on holiday next week so might download it for my Kindle :)

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  19. This book sounds really very interesting. Hope one day I will read it :) Thanks for sharing, great review.

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    1. You are welcome! it was very interesting!

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  20. I read the book a few weeks ago and really was captured by the story. It's absolutely madness. Looking forward to seeing the film.

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    1. Me too! It wll be very intersting to see the film after reading the book.

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  21. Tinna, your photos are wow !! I like how you chose the black background (I will steal this idea :D). I heard so many good things about the book, I have it on my " To read list" after I will finish " A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable. http://stylishconfidence.com/

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    1. Thank you so much for your comments on my photos:) made me very happy. And thanks for the tip - i will check that book.

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