Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Year in Crime Fiction

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/dec/29/crime-fiction-gone-girl-on-the-train-2015?CMP=twt_books_b-gdnbooks

7 comments:

Deb said...

Can I say again how much I did not enjoy GIRL ON A TRAIN? Three narrators with completely interchangeable voices; only three plausible culprits introduced (pick one--you've got a 33-1/3% chance of being right); and an attitude toward alcoholism that makes it less a disease and more a plot device that can be adjusted as needed. If this is the future of women's mysteries, bring on the Elisabeth Sanxay Holding collection!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Haven't read it but my husband and several friends liked it. And I guess Megan did. Don't like many books with multiple POVs, in general.

Richard R. said...

Barbara liked it a lot and is looking forward to the movie.

George said...

I found some amusement with people buying GIRL ON THE TRAIN thinking it was GIRL ON A TRAIN. GONE GIRL has a lot to answer for.

Deb said...

Oops! My bad. It is indeed GIRL ON THE TRAIN. I still didn't think it was a very good book though.

/And do you suppose we'll ever stop referring to grown women as "girls"?

pattinase (abbott) said...

We had gotten away from it 25 years ago but have drifted back.

Deb said...

As with so many things...sadly.