My favourite book right now has got to be The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Admittedly, I started reading it after I saw the movie and really liked it, but I also knew a few other people who had read it and could highly recommend it.
The movie followed the book in the way that it flicked between the main characters every couple of chapters, which I think is a clever way to share different aspects of the same storyline through their individual lives and their own perspective. Each character is very different from each other so it’s interesting to see how they have interpreted events which affect them all in one way or another.
I love the twist at the end and think this was an especially clever part to reveal towards the end of the novel, especially as I found that quite often with this book there’s much more than meets the eye.
Although everyone always says that the books are better than the movies, I actually find it easier to related to characters in a movie much more than in a book version more often than not. I guess it has something to do with the visual interpretation that’s right in front of you, and to me it comes through clearer than character descriptions in books. Of course, great acting also helps and I also want to say how impressed I was at Emily Blunt’s performance in particular. I thought she was amazing and truly convincing in her role of a seemingly mentally unstable woman with a lack of direction in her life.
I highly recommend reading this book and seeing the movie as well! They’ve both been added to my favourites list.
Lucy Rebecca x