Pop This! The Girl on the Train

Podcast: Pop This!

Paula Hawkins’s thriller debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list and now it’s headed for the big screen with Emily Blunt in the lead, but is that a good thing? The feminist culture vultures pick at the problem of page to screen.

Featuring Lisa Christiansen and Andrea Warner. Produced by Andrea Gin.

A sampling of what you might hear in Episode 14: The Girl on the Train

One of the hardest things about being a book and movie lover is you have to wait for them to announce the casting decision.

Sometimes they get it so wrong that you actually feel nauseous.

Harry Potter was a pretty good adaptation… The Shipping News was not.

Kevin Spacey played a character described as a giant man with red hair.

I love Maeve Binchy. I love Maeve Binchy, too.

I did enjoy Willem Dafoe as Christ.

Megan’s missing. That’s the inciting incident. If you haven’t read the book, read it.

It’s a definite thriller.

I read it in four and a half hours. Feels like a runaway train.

Rachel is an acolholic and gained weight and can’t stop being obsessed about Tom, her ex.

She became a blackout angry drunk… the worst of all drunks.

She challenges our capacity for compassion.

The book was described as the next Gone Girl.

I knew from the halfway point who the real killer was.

What I liked so much about Girl on the Train was the issues around women and babies, fertility challenges…


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THE EX-PRESS, February 15, 2016


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