No Love for “The Girl On The Train”

I just finished reading The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. I can honestly say that I haven’t been so disappointed in a book for a long time. I had such high expectations about this book. It has been on the recommended reading list of just about every national magazine for the last several months. I really thought it was going to be a blow my mind story like Gone Girl. Maybe my expectations were the problem. The story was interesting enough. And I thought it was well written. But I can’t remember a book where every single character was so unlikable. Every. Single. Character. By the time I realized “who did it”, I didn’t care. I don’t mean to sound so harsh, but I just was not emotionally invested in one single person in this book. It was almost like the author intentionally made each character unlikable so that you could envision each of them committing the crime. The problem is that not one of them had any redeeming qualities, so when you found out who the victims were, you just didn’t care. I personally felt there wasn’t really a victim in this story. I have heard that they are going to turn this book into a movie. I’m trying to imagine how they will go about making the audience care enough to sit through to the not very original nor surprising ending. Did you read this book? If so, did you like it? Maybe I’m just in the wrong mood for a story like this. But I can’t help but feel a little bummed. I’ve had this book on my reading “wish list” for while now and I wish I would have skipped this one and gone to the next book in line. Very seldom do I finsh a book and feel like I wasted my time reading it. But I feel that way tonight. I did have some good news today though… they got my stimulator working and I’m fully released for normal activity! So this weekend will be spent cleaning the house! And believe it or not, I’m so excited to be able to do that! Hope your Friday is a great one!

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