Book vs Film: The Girl on the Train


Book (even though I love Emily Blunt).

  • three unreliable narrators in the book are better than only one in the movie
  • Rachel’s drunken black-outs are more frightening on paper
  • motives make more sense with a backstory

7 responses

    • It starts with one incredibly unreliable narrator (who’s an alcoholic) but then you slowly realise that they all are a bit mental. Yes, perfect book for the train (just don’t go looking out the window while holding it…).

  1. Haven’t read the book but went to the cinema because I like Emily Blunt a lot, knew the book had sold billions of copies so must have some merit and hoped,for something special. However, found the whole film a complicated grind, but perhaps that is a male view!

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