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‘The Girl On The Train’ by Paula Hawkins – Book + Bonus Movie Review

Comments (27)
  1. Ima says:

    Okay so this is the second review of this same book I’m stumbling on in less than a week!
    If this isn’t a sign I need to get my copy, I’m not sure what would be 🙂
    (The plot catches my attention every time)

  2. Jasmin N says:

    Wonderful post! I’ve read the book already & I can’t wait until I get to see the movie. The book was wonderful though 😀

  3. Sounds like a good book but I prefer to read another genres. But maybe I will try the movie! 🙂 ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

    * Le blog de la Licorne *

  4. Nick B says:

    Very interesting, it sounds like a good book. I’ll add it to my seemingly never ending reading list lol.

  5. Dawn Flores says:

    I’ve been reading this lately but I haven’t got to the middle part of it. I don’t know maybe the words are too deep, I just couldn’t get my head right. But hopefully, I could read it and finish it when I have the time. Thanks for sharing your review. I was intrigued. Most people say it has a Gone Girl kind of feel, is it true? Anyway, thank you so much for sharing your review. 🙂

    1. Nya says:

      Most people do compare it with ‘Gone Girl’ but to be honest I’ve never read it. They say it’s better, so I might add it to my TBR 🙂

  6. Blair Villanueva says:

    I’ve been seeing this book displayed in the bookstore window (each time I passed-by) and I’m actually curious about the story plus the movie. But because it’s Emily Blunt, well I would definitely watch. I like her!

  7. From the title itself i knew it was a good book. I suck in readinb actually, i cannot finish one book in ages. And its ridiculous! Kidding aside, i love books that are ultimately a page turner, like i wanted to finish the story in one sitting and your review of this book makes me want to get a copy, sit on a couch and read all day long!

  8. Carola says:

    I haven’t read the book yet, nor seen the movie. But I have heard of the girl on the train. And I was still doubting whether to go and watch it and read it or not. I saw the trailer and that looked okay. But I wasn’t completely convinced yet. I like to read it’s an addictive read. I want to read more, but to start again I need a books that keeps me coming back to read further. I’m curious to find out what I would think about the characters! Now I’ve read your review, I decided to read the book first. And then maybe also try out the movie.

  9. The Girl on the Train sounds like a really good book. Always nice to score a free copy! I try not to watch movies after I read the book as it always turns out to be a disappointment. Books are always better!

  10. I havent read or seen the movie but will definitely add this to my reading list. As for the movie i prefer reading the book first and then watching the movie – always. Haven’t read a mystery book now since some time so will start with this one

  11. Mia Foo says:

    I didn’t know the movie was adapted from a novel! and from the movie title, the poster and just one commented i’ve heard about the movie, i actually didn’t think it’s the suspenseful kind of thriller movie at all. yes, that comment mentioned that it’s a very slow moving, but not boring movie. now you made me curious about the movie. perhaps i will watch it first, and then find the book. somehow, i prefer to watch the movie adaptation first before going for the book because the book tends to have so much more details that the movie would have to leave out.

    1. Nya says:

      Oh that’s a really interesting perspective, since I’m exactly the opposite. I need to read the book first, because after I’ve watched the movie, my imagination doesn’t work on a book anymore since I already have the visuals in my head.

  12. Ree love30 says:

    Just read this! Yes I agree with you, from the start of just didn’t like any of the characters. It was like I didn’t ant to read it but found myself turning all the pages in 2 days until the end!! I did guess half way through though who the culprit was….. great book! I haven’t seen the film but kinda don’t want to but do at the same time! ! Gaaaaaa ree love30

  13. Indrani says:

    Seems like a good plot. If I get the opportunity I will pick up the book.
    Movie may be disappointing if the book is good.

  14. Kris says:

    I have an ebook copy of The girl on the train but never read it yet. Im planning to watch the movie first for me to still get the feeling wherein you’re guessing who’s who. I always read the book first too before and I want it to try the other way around this time. I always have the same opinion of having the book as the better version than the movie so let’s see if wathcing rhe movie first will change my mind. 🙂

  15. I’m more of a movie person but have a few selection of books I’m still in the middle of picking up. Always disappointed for those I read and the movie adaptation which this book seems to fit into. Book sounds interesting and I like that the main characters are unstable and human, much to the disliking of mainstream audiences. Will give it a try sometime!

  16. ROBERT LEE says:

    That’s the thing with reading a book first before watching a movie version, rather than doing it the other way around. I have seen the title and synopsis of the movie and thought it was interesting enough for me to want to watch. I haven’t though.

    Even if I were to have a copy of the book, I would not read until I watch. Why? Because the book will always be better than the movie. The great thing about books is that no matter how the author builds up a character, how you perceive that character may not exactly be the same as how I perceive, and anyone else. In short, the book allows us the freedom to imagine. Movies on the other hand, feeds us. They either do it well or fail miserably.

  17. Mommy Anna says:

    Same as you I want to read the book first before watching it. The story may different in the movie since they need to show it for two hours only. I want to watch this one also, I don’t know that there is a book pala. Now I have to buy one first.

  18. Dreammerin says:

    I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I’d love to. Great review! Very interesting. It’s a great reminder for me. Thanks for that!

  19. Laveena Sengar says:

    I personally am a movie person. Will anyday opt for a movie than a book but I know for a fact that books are more enlightening in their own way.

  20. Runwright says:

    I read Girl On The Train. I figured out the ending early but I still enjoyed the book. I’ve heard the movie isn’t as good and it made me not want to see it. I have also found that if I watch the movie first, I can enjoy the book better. I watched Gone Girl first and loved it and read the book and loved it. I’m not sure if I would have enjoyed the movie if I had done it the other way around.

  21. Emily says:

    Very informative post! I have read the book but not seen the film! I am hoping too but hope i am not as disappointed as you were. Its often that the films don’t usually live up to the book, maybe one day directors will get it right…

  22. Kati Balayan says:

    I read the book and I loved it. It reminds me of Gone Girl. It’s also interesting to hear that you don’t like the movie, I’m actually excited when I saw the trailer. But yes, like most movie adaptations, they most of the time fails to live up to the book.

  23. ericarobyn says:

    Great reviews!! I didn’t really care for the book, but I still gave the movie a go. I totally agree with you, it lost the suspense.

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