The Girl On The Train

Have you read “Gone Girl,” and you want to read more books that merge thriller and feminism?

I think you’ll like this book, then.

This book has a great plot and twist, though I guessed it in a few chapters. But that’s just because I make a game with myself to always guess the ending of a thriller novel. I also liked the symbolisms in this novel. It made the book much more exciting to read. The subplots are there, but as I was also reading non-fiction books at the same time, I hardly had time to reflect on those.

It is a relatively easy book to read, but I think the author wanted to convey much more than what you can absorb if you read the novel quickly. If you’re reading this book, and you’re the type of person who wants to scrutinize every single thing about it, then I suggest you don’t read anything else while reading “The Girl On The Train.”

The writing could still be improved, and it needs a lot of editing (I think). It had a lot of unnecessary descriptive words. Some of the words were redundant, but it also made the story so vivid. I am quite in the fence on how this book was written. It was too wordy, but too real at the same time.

This is a powerful book, but I still prefer Gone Girl — because of the style, writing, and the fact that the heroine in Gone Girl was more empowering. Amy was a badass from the beginning, and even though it didn’t look like it at the start, she was the type of woman who wouldn’t take shit from people. In this book, the heroine was unsure of herself, but I figure you’ll find it satisfying every time she tries to stand up for herself.

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