The Girl on the Train (Hawkins)

Awful. Ridiculous. What is all of the excitement about? It’s not a mystery if you just withhold details. She’s drunk and can’t be trusted and can’t remember. No one is what s/he seems. Banal. Written with all eyes on the goal of getting it to the screen. There’s nothing here. At least with something like Gone, Girl there was an interesting authorial move. I suppose we’re meant to question our main protagonist here because she, well, drink a lot and therefore we must not like her. I think I’ve overstepped my “no spoiler” rule. So what? Don’t read this. Don’t see it. What a waste of ink.

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