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  1. GingerCoffee

    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    The Girl on the Train

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by GingerCoffee, Dec 10, 2015.

    I just got this book, haven't read it yet but it's the talk of the town. Even the librarian said it was a good book as I was checking it out.

    Here's an interview on GoodReads with the author.

    This is so exciting for a book that has only been out a year:
     
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    I just recently finished it and thought it was just okay. It reminds me of "Gone Girl," a bit. The mystery was extremely slow-paced and unsatisfying. Most of the characters were miserable, had emotional problems or were abusive / manipulative, so I didn't like any of the cast. I feel like there are better mysteries and thrillers out there, but I don't normally read this genre, so part of it may be personal taste.
     
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    I liked it, but I agree it seemed less fantastic than the rave reviews. I started the thread before I read it because it was a one book to famous writer fame. I'd love to know how the book was pitched, sold and promoted. Not that she wasn't a writer before hand, she was. But the novel was still a rapid rise on the fiction author circuit.

    I liked the main character. She was unlikeable yet she still garnered some empathy. That's hard to pull off.
    I thought the turn around for the main characters made the plot twist more than average.

    I also liked the way the author used the setting so effectively.
     

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