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'The Girl on the Train' is in Sydney (Book Review+Movie News)

Friday, September 11, 2015Traveliztera

I am definitely into suspense/thriller/mystery books, and this was one book that I could just not stop reading.

I promise not to spoil in this blog post, but if you have read this, and would like to discuss it, feel free to discuss it in the comments section, but put a **SPOILER** alert. Haha.

Before I started driving around here in Sydney, I used to ride the train frequently to go to my university (or what we call "uni"). It's easier (not necessarily faster compared to driving), and practical, because my uni is really far from the suburb where I lived. So yes, it was part of my daily life back then. 

So when I saw this book by Paula Hawkins, I got attracted to the title itself. "The Girl on the Train". Wow. Are you talking about me? Jokes. The description says, "You don't know her. But she knows you."

"The Girl On The Train" by Paula Hawkins. Emily Blunt is to play the main character in this thriller.

Sounds creepy and stalkerish, so that's not me. But really, if you hop on the train almost daily and all you do is watch people (and not glance on your phone--heh), you tend to start to know the people around you. Of course, observations lead to assumptions. Or do they not? Not spoiling anything. I promise. I want to bring the curiosity out of you.

Anyway, this book is a page-turner. For someone who is used to reading thrillers, guessing who the troublemaker is, is basically what makes thriller books fun to read. Usually, you tend to predict correctly. But with this book, you end up making numerous guesses. I ended up guessing it right, but some parts of the book made me think, "Or did I really guess it right?"

There is a reason why this book is becoming a number one bestseller. And recently, I just learned that this book is being turned into a movie!

Just a quick overview regarding what this book is all about (and I will try not to give any spoilers!):

Rachel Watson is the "girl on the train". She rides the train almost everyday to London, and has become part of the life story of everything around her. One day, she noticed something off in one of her train travels. And this led to secrets being unravelled.

That's all I can say. The thing is, I'm not a fan of saying even minor details, because I feel like they are all key components in making people more curious about what makes this novel exciting. But the next exciting part is having EMILY BLUNT play the main character! Now you guys can totally imagine her while you're reading this.

Also, if you're in Sydney, try heading to Erskineville, under the tunnel (you'll get this when you read the book) where the train runs. It slows down, then slowly passes by some houses. It will remind you of the book.

I definitely recommend this book! Paula Hawkins did well in creating an interaction with the readers through this thriller. She made us think, and she wrote this flawlessly, with no dull moments. The scenes are all relevant and fast-paced, and it makes you look forward to reading more of her works. 

Can't wait for the movie!

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