It’s book review time! The novel I want to discuss today is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. To be honest, I only checked the book because the trailer for the movie adaptation looked interesting, so let’s see whether it’s any good.
Rachel is at a rather bad point in her life. Divorced, unemployed, an alcoholic. To pass the time (and to fool her roommate and maker her think that she still has a job) she takes the same train every day, commuting into town. Rachel watched the houses and their owners while passing and spins stories about them. Sounds fairly innocent – until the woman she observes every day suddenly goes missing…
Well, how do I get started with this one.
For me, there are several problems with this book. First of all, there was not a single likeable character in this novel. Rachel was mostly annoying and all of the others are simply not interesting and shallow. Especially the other women featured are either crazy, boring or bitches. Usually you read a book and are fascinated by at least some of the characters and you want to know more about them. In this case, you don’t. Believe me. Continue reading