The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Very entertaining thriller. The three narrators are distinct and interesting. Hawkins mixes three different points of view that are sometimes contradictory, and that’s the fun of it. One of them is an unreliable alcoholic, the other one is a mythomaniac and the other one’s judgment is clouded by paranoia. It’s hard to decide which narration is more truthful. It also explores a classic theme in literature: the lonely and bored woman that is unsatisfied by her relationship. This is the subject of Madame Bovary and is once again explored in this novel, with a dark twist.

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