Great Philosophy

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."-Dr. Seuss

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins


Rachel is one complete mess. Her ex-husband is remarried with a little girl. Rachel has become an alcoholic with no job. She rides the train that takes her past her ex-husbands house every day. She observes the neighborhood and makes stories about other people's lives, like the couple that live two houses down from her ex-husband. 

She creates a world in her head about these people. She continually bothers Scott, her ex, about problems, usually in a drunken state.

One of the couples that Rachel has watched from the train seems to have run into some trouble. Then it is found that the female of the couple is found killed under the underpass of the train.

The story is told from the view-point of three females, Rachel, Anna (her ex-husbands new wife, and Megan, the woman living two houses down.)

The book leaves you guessing about many things until the end. 

I liked the book, just probably wouldn't consider it one of the best books I have ever read.

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