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Friday, March 31, 2017

The Cepholopod Coffee House March 2017

Welcome one and all to the Cephalopod Coffeehouse, a cozy gathering of book lovers, meeting to discuss their thoughts regarding the works they enjoyed most over the previous month.  Pull up a chair, order your cappuccino and join in the fun.  

This month I read Paula Hawkin's The Girl on the Train. Although, it took me a month to read (lately reading has been relaxing me and I fall asleep), it was a riveting read with as many twists, turns, and bumps like an actual train journey. The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller and doesn't disappoint. 

Rachel, one of the protagonists, is an alcoholic who can't seem to remember anything when she blacks out. She is a divorcee and she harasses Tom, her ex, and his new wife, Anna. Tom wanted to live in the old house, despite Anna's protests, and Rachel keeps her married name. One night Meghan, a local girl that lives near Tom and Anna, disappears and the only recollections Rachel has that night are seeing Meghan and violence brought upon Rachel.

The novel weaves between the narratives of Rachel, Anna, and Meghan. These stories give insight as all three women learn how deceit can be presented as truths, but also in their pursuits of truth, they encounter painful and violent realities.

Though at times Girl On the Train could be downright exhausting to get through, I would still recommend the book.

12 comments:

  1. I keep reading about this book and keep umming and aahing about it - you may have swayed me!

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    1. I would definitely recommend it! It's really a good read, even if some parts are a bit heavy to get through.

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  2. I saw the movie, and it really shocked me. I think I'd like to read the book, too, because the book is always better than the movie.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I'd love to see the movie! I now subscribe to Hulu, I'll have to see if I can rent the movie there.

      Love,
      Jessica

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  3. I missed this one before the movie came out and feel I need to wait a few years to try the book. I like this review though. Sounds like something worth reading.

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    1. It really is. I work part-time for a library and for the past two years it has been popular. I finally had a chance to check it out without holds popping up! In the next few years, the hype will probably die down and it'll be easier to check out.

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  4. I've heard good things about this one, though it's not in my favored genre. I still may check it out.
    Thanks for sharing!
    V of V's Reads

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    1. You should. This genre is hit or miss for me, but this was a better read than others!

      Jessica

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  5. This one has certainly been hot - the movie, too. Thrillers are gradually creeping onto my TBR shelves so I can see this one crossing my path at some point.

    Glad you enjoyed it!

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  6. I've been wanting to read this.

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    1. You should! It's a good read and it wasn't what I expected at all.

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