Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Girl on a Train: Read It Because You Can Finish It In Three Days (or during one long day at the beach)

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The Girl on the Train

READ IT BECAUSE: You can finish it in three days (or in one day at the beach)--it's that fast of a read.  Aside from it being a pretty dark novel this is a perfect beach read.  This story touches upon all the major nerves: falling in love, betrayal, jealousy, depression, murder, get it all--the whole gambit.  In particular, Hawkins does a great job masking the outcome from the reader--this is the pull that keeps the pages turning.

The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins
You have 7 highlighted passages
have never understood how people can blithely disregard the damage they do by following their hearts. Who was it said that following your heart is a good thing? It is pure egotism, a selfishness to conquer all. Hatred floodsRead more at location 442
Blackouts happen, and it isn’t just a matter of being a bit hazy about getting home from the club or forgetting what it was that was so funny when you were chatting in the pub. It’s different. Total black; hours lost, never to be retrieved.Read more at location 912
We did one round of IVF, which was all we could afford. It was, as everyone had warned us it would be, unpleasant and unsuccessful. Nobody warned me it would break us. But it did. Or rather, it broke me, and then I broke us.Read more at location 1061
but failure cloaked me like a mantle, it overwhelmed me, dragged me under, and I gave up hope. At the time, I resented the fact that it was always seen as my fault, that IRead more at location 1067
He never understood that it’s possible to miss what you’ve never had, to mourn for 
let’s be honest: women are still only really valued for two things—their looks and their role as mothers.Read more at location 1080
Parents don’t care about anything but their children. They are the centre of the universe; they are all that really counts. Nobody else is important, no one else’s suffering or joy matters, none of it is real.Read more at location 1095

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