Sunday, 22 January 2017

The Wrong Book



This morning, after my bowl of porridge and cup of tea, I guiltily crept back to bed, snuggled under the duvet and finished reading my book, The Girl on the Train.  My Kindle kept flashing that I was low on battery so I was keen to get the book finished.  Paul brought me a cup of tea and joined me in bed with his Kindle.

I was rather disappointed with the book.  It was so far fetched and rather clumsily written.  In fact I could hardly believe that this book was a best seller and had been made into a film.  

After I finished it I turned to google to find out what other people thought about it.  Hm, this doesn’t sound at all like the book I’ve just read.  Doh, this isn’t the book I’ve just read.  I’ve just wasted hours reading the wrong book!



I blame Paul.  He bought the Kindle version for me.  “Never mind,” he says happily,  “it only cost me 99 pence.”

Apparently lots of people have made this mistake and A.J. Waines is now a top selling author! 


18 comments:

  1. This made me laugh, Sue!
    Greetings Maria x

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  2. You should also try "Great Exhalations" and "The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas".

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    1. I was going to try Adventures of Huckleberry Hound.

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  3. Oh dear. That is funny, though. Will you bother reading the right one now, or are you completely turned off the whole thing? -Jenn

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    1. I think I need to read something completely unrelated to girls on trains for the time being.

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  4. Well I read the correct one and I didn't rate it very highly. I purchased it in Gatwick Airport and it cost £12.99. I almost fainted. A paperback! I believe from what I have heard that this is one where the film is better than the book.

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    1. I might wait until I see a copy in the charity shop. I just know I'm going to be disappointed now when I eventually get round to reading it.

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  5. Haha! Well, at least you didn't pay much for it.

    I wasn't overly fond of the other one, either. And it will cost you full price.

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    1. I think I might just find something else to read!

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  6. I am confused ... You read Girl On A Train and You wanted to read The Girl On The Train ?
    opps !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I'm confused too. I thought I was reading The Girl On The Train, but apparently I wasn't! I haven't seen the film so I didn't know I was reading the wrong book...

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  7. How maddening, I've done that too ! I've noticed that quite a few new books have the same or very similar titles to older ones. With all the books written, I suppose it must be difficult to come up with an original title.

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    1. Apparently I'm not the first one to make the mistake. The other author has done well out of the confusion!

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  8. I read THE girl on the train ages ago before it became so well known. I only just managed to finish it. Didn't like it at all but here you grab what you can find in English and this was a hand-on. I hope the film is better than the book.
    Good luck with it.

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    1. No-one seems to think that the book is as good as the film. I might not bother now!

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  9. Last nights comment has disappeared into thin air so I'll just add that I liked the book... in fact better than it's mate Gone Girl. Haven't seen the movie yet ( sort of hoping it will be available on the plane in April) but will be interested to see how it translates to film. Annoying about the confusion though!

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  10. Ah - someone who likes the book! I might give it a go after all, if I can find the right one.

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