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The Girl on the Train: Like a semi-successful groin shaving




Was it excellent and future bearer of a "classic literature tome" status? No. Was it a great read? Absolutely. Just the right length and quality to tell the story.

This is well worth the time spent.
With that said, this novel is a crisp representation of how I believe it would be to satisfactorily shave one's groin while drunk. It was hot outside, you were feeling unnaturally carpet like, and ultimately it seemed like a grand idea; but after wards? Give it a couple days. When the razor burn and scabs have healed a bit, you may find it was not brilliant or executed gracefully, but you are still missing the 70's shag and do not appear to have bled out. Win/lose is still a win.

The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
336 pages
Riverhead Books
ISBN-10: 1594633665
ISBN-13: 978-0857523921

The contents detail a woman (not a girl) who drunkenly rides the train between her work and home daily. On this ride and her many side quests to slay her personal dragons, (divorce, physically barren, and drunken blackouts). She involves herself in a murder investigation and proceeds to actively disrupt the life of her ex-husband who lives in the same street as the victim did.

It is all downhill from here. Some things were predictable, others not. Definitely worth reading. I can see why this was an instant book club pick.

Takeaways:
  • Life is not clean. People have problems and they are always more complex than the surface indicates. 
  • People with complex problems might become drunken bloody messes and not be successful at simple tasks like living. 
  • I feel a bit sad that you can purchase Gin and Tonic in a can over seas but not to my knowledge where I live. 

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Sourced: Thank you Costco for yet again stealing food from the mouths of babes. This book purchase could have had fund diverted and bought an industrial size box of Kirkland Organic Animal Crackers and enough organic milk to swim in. 

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