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Thread: Girl on the train

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    Girl on the train

    Finally was able to get the movie from redbox......watched last nite....a few questions...if Rachael had not worked for over a year, where was she getting money to ride a train everyday among other things, like liquor.......police investigation seemed so lame....Meagan having worked as nanny for neighbor was never really pursued.....
    the movie was a bit choppy at first, but then flowed better. Movies are just not what they used to be...jmho

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    Haven't seen the movie, but I really liked the book.
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    I read the book, too. Really don't remember everything about the plot, just that it wasn't what it seemed at first. I read that one and Gone Girl around the same time.

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    Haven't seen the movie. In the book, I recall her saying that she was coming to the end of her savings at one point, so I guess that's where she was getting the money from.


    Not sure I'll watch the movie. I found the book rather depressing and now I know who did it, although I suspected him the whole time.

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    I tried to read the book but quit at about page 20. I am on the list at my library for the movie and am interested to see if I make it to the end.

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    me too read it but thought it wasn`t good
    great book reading now is the seven sisters its a series can`t put it down no sewing got done this weekend! lol
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    ha,i may have to read the book too. OOPs ads talkingto me. grrrrr.

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    I may have to read the book too. I am not a really big fan of Emily Blunt.
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    Divorce settlement, I believe, since he bought her out of their house. The book does explain that. Her Mom is also well off and she asks her for money later on in the book. She lives with a friend who forgives her for missing her rent as things deteriorate. I loved the book, read it very quickly. Haven't seen the movie.

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    Read the book, while I liked it not a favorite. Lots of her family, friends enabled her drinking by giving her $$ or free rent, etc.

    I also read Gone Girl about the same time and much preferred it. If you like this type of book, check out Darling Jim, set in Ireland and lots of suspense.

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    I read the book or rather tried to. Too slow. Not interested in the movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marge954 View Post
    I tried to read the book but quit at about page 20. I am on the list at my library for the movie and am interested to see if I make it to the end.
    The book is very slow to start. If you hang in there, it is really good. I highly recommend the book over the movie.

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    I found the book at a thrift store for 88 cents....but just couldn't get into it. And I love murder mysteries!!

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    I listened to this book as an audible book. I enjoyed it that way. I tried to watch the movie and IMHO it was too slow. I couldn't stick with it after about 20 minutes.
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    I've found that they make women way too stupid in books and movies. I am offended but then sometimes I see how women act and I can understand.

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    Tried to read it as it was on the top ten list for so long but didn't get too far. Didn't like it. So won't go to the movie.

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    I read the book because I had heard so much about it. I was very disapointed......she should be a quilter---then she wouldn't have time to be so obsessed with all that crap. talk about co-dependent.....book really turned me off......can't imagine why so many young adult women, believing in their own rights, etc, would find this book interesting. I thought it was sick.........

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    I started to read the book but never finished it. I thought it was depressing.
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    I read the book a while ago - slow to start but I was glad to stick with it. Funnily enough I started to watch the film just last night and twenty minutes in - turned it off. Too confusing and although not a favourite book - it was better than the film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marge954 View Post
    I tried to read the book but quit at about page 20. I am on the list at my library for the movie and am interested to see if I make it to the end.
    ditto----I could not choke the first chapter down. Not going to try the movie.

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    I loved,loved, loved both the movie and the book. I thought the movie was excellent. She had a settlement in her divorce she was living on

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    I started to read the book but just couldn't get into it. Maybe I should have given it more of a chance but it just didn't seem to be the book for me, anyway.
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    Read the book but didn't like it so no desire to see the movie.

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    We read the book in our book club. I liked it but I totally bought into her alcoholism so that explained a lot for me....UNTIL.....the very end. Like the last two pages. It made me angry that the women colluded to obstruct justice.

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    My book club is reading it now. I'm totally confused! The only time I read is in bed before I go to sleep. I have a book marker that says, "This is where I fell asleep". I think maybe I have fallen asleep too many times.

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