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The Girl on the Train

de Paula Hawkins

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Rachel 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 more than just the girl on the train.… (mais)
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3.5*

I don't generally read thrillers, but this novel was recommended and lent to me by a friend and I had read so many good things about it that I thought it worth giving a try (possibly as a prelude to watching the movie).

I must say I was not disappointed. At the heart of the novel there is the unexpected disappearance of a young woman in the London suburb of Winton. The mystery is unravelled for the reader through a diary-like first-person narration shared by three female protagonists. The main figure is 32-year old Rachel, struggling with alcoholism after a bruising divorce from Tom. She has been fired from her job after a drunken scene, and for want of better things to do (apart from downing spirits at all hours), she still boards a daily train to and from the City, passing on the way the Winton area where she used to live. She cannot trust herself or her senses but what she has seen on her daily commute might be relevant to the solution of the mystery. The second narrator is Megan, the woman who disappeared and who - we learn- might have had issues with her husband Scott. The third narrator is Anna, Tom's new wife, who has taken Rachel's place and lives in what used to be Rachel's old home overlooking the train tracks

The narrative strands are brilliantly handled, the different timelines clashing and winding through each other. Although there are longueurs along the way, the final chapters are riveting and nail-biting with some exciting plot twists and turns.

That said, I do have some issues with the novel and particularly the fact that none of the female narrators is particularly likeable. I am far from suggesting that the quality of a novel should be reckoned depending on the "likeability" of its protagonists, or that the merits or faults of the characters should depend on some sort of gender divide. Nonetheless, the fact that it is difficult to root for any of the characters.

I found it easiest to symphatize with Rachel, the rejected wife, and in this regard her obsessive need for alcohol to fuel her existence is well brought out (although I could not help compare this novel with the more masterful portrayal of alcoholism in Bernard Maclaverty's [b:Midwinter Break|32863378|Midwinter Break|Bernard MacLaverty|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1480069919s/32863378.jpg|53469229], which I recently read). Yet, Rachel does have a tendency for making rash, self-destructive decisions which are not necessarily the fault of the bottle. We don't really get to know Megan very well, but she comes across as a slightly unbalanced attention-seeker, just about redeemed by a rather improbable back-story which excuses her faults. As for Anna, she is consistently smug and dismissive, particularly towards Rachel - for most of the novel she seemed the real "baddie". Even the male characters have their faults, of course, but they are very sketchily portrayed, giving the impression that they are placed in the story merely for plot purposes.

All in all, therefore, this is a well-crafted novel, enjoyable mostly for its narrative aspects rather than subtle character development. I wonder about the movie? ( )
  JosephCamilleri | Mar 5, 2021 |
Not what I expected, most of the characters were red herrings, the author knew to keep me on my toes. I was infuriated with these characters but kept reading waiting for the other shoe to fall. An awesome thriller!! ( )
  Cookie1975 | Feb 17, 2021 |
Fast paced read but due to the way it's written (from different characters perspective) it can be put down at regular intervals. I didn't like any of the characters but kept reading because it was fast paced and there was enough mystery to it to keep going. It was intriguing and enjoyable. Read some of the other reviews for more information. I've never liked writing book reports! ( )
  PamS76 | Feb 17, 2021 |
Fast paced read but due to the way it's written (from different characters perspective) it can be put down at regular intervals. I didn't like any of the characters but kept reading because it was fast paced and there was enough mystery to it to keep going. It was intriguing and enjoyable. Read some of the other reviews for more information. I've never liked writing book reports! ( )
  PamS76 | Feb 17, 2021 |
This book was excellent. It took a while to get into it but then I couldn't put it down. Finished it within 24 hours. ( )
  Alison74 | Feb 16, 2021 |
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"...a building, inescapable tension that Hawkins handles superbly, nibbling away at Rachel’s memories until we, like our sardonic, bitterly honest narrator, aren’t really sure we want to know what happened at all."
adicionado por fannyprice | editarThe Guardian, Alison Flood (Jan 19, 2015)
 
“The Girl on the Train” has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since “Gone Girl,” the book still entrenched on best-seller lists two and a half years after publication because nothing better has come along. “The Girl on the Train” has “Gone Girl”-type fun with unreliable spouses, too. Its author, Paula Hawkins, isn’t as clever or swift as Gillian Flynn, the author of “Gone Girl,” but she’s no slouch when it comes to trickery or malice. So “The Girl on the Train” is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership too
adicionado por rybie2 | editarNew York Times, Janet Maslin (Jan 4, 2015)
 
Readers sometimes conflate the “likability” of characters with a compulsion to care about their fate, but with a protagonist so determined to behave illogically, self-destructively and frankly narcissistically (someone even refers to her as “Nancy Drew”), it’s tough to root for Rachel. She’s like the clueless heroine of a slasher film who opts to enter the decrepit, boarded-up house where all her friends have been murdered because she hears a mysterious sound through an upstairs window
adicionado por rybie2 | editarNew York Times, Jean Hanff Korelitz (Jan 1, 2015)
 

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Hawkins, Paulaautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Brealey, LouiseNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Corbett, ClareNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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Rachel 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 more than just the girl on the train.

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