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The Girl on the Train- Extremely Intriguing and Exciting

By on Mar 27, 2016 in Book Review | 0 comments

The Girl on the Train is a dismal, haunting and dark psychological thriller, but extremely fascinating, all thanks to the creative writing skill of Paula Hawkins, the author of the novel. Rachel is a divorced woman whose whole live is consumed by her drinking habit and like various other people with the love of the bottle, one may even consider her a victim of circumstances. Her ex-husband Tom had an affair with another woman which made her pregnant. He then left Rachel and married the ‘other woman’ and now lives with the woman and their child in the home which was once Rachel’s. Rachel rides to London every day in a train which takes per past her old neighborhood. From the train window, she daily observes her old home and also the activities of another couple who resides down the street from her earlier home. She has given names to the couple in her imagination and even created a picture perfect love story for them. But on the contrary, in real life, the couple does not have the fairy tale love story which Rachel has imagined. Then suddenly a murder happens, and Rachel becomes tangled in the investigation. This story is told from the viewpoint of three different women, namely, Megan, Anne and Rachel. All the women are not reliable narrators and are hiding something. In reality, almost all the characters in the novel, including the men are an apathetic group, self-serving and lack genuineness with various skeletons in their closets. To conclude let us just say that the different twists and turns in the story definitely intrigue you, and you will surely be drawn to it. In fact, you can easily devour The Girl on the Train in a...

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A treat for book lovers

By on Feb 17, 2014 in Book Reading | 0 comments

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Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell

By on Oct 10, 2013 in Book Review | 0 comments

Gone with the wind is truly an epic love story of an unforgettable story of love and loss. It is a tale where nation mortally divided and its people change forever. Margaret is able to beautifully place ruthless Scarlett O Hara and the dashing soldier, Rhett Butler in the heart of all the chaos. The story takes various shapes and form from peace to war, from love to loss, from hope to despair. The best thing about Gone with the wind is that the characters undergo a great moral and psychological growth with the dramatic changes in their lives. One must read this book because it is aptly and epic love story. You can get deep into the civil war and reconstruction and periods of history. Margaret has painted the picture of south vividly paying careful attention to the timeline. It resonates with the readers. The story is exciting and Scarlett is an interesting and infamous protagonist. Scarlet is an inspiring women with a strong head and she knows what she wants. Rhett on the other hand is dark, handsome. The gentler counterparts are represented by Ashley and Melanie. The characters are a symbol of passion and desire. It is as the greatest love story and the Civil War saga and has won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. The book is captivating and sweeps generations off their feet. There is not a single chapter that does not keep the readers glued and that is the best part about the book. As a reader if you have not read Gone with the wind then it is a great loss to your literary experience. Experience the joys and sorrows of all the characters and enjoy one of the most romantic love story born out of tragedies. Gone with the Wind is sure to turn one of your favorite timeless love stories you have ever read. It is a book a reader can never forget and will pick up and read again and...

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