Thursday, September 01, 2016
The Girl From the Train - Irma Joubert
I found the first part of the book engaging and interesting, although it was a little lacking in backstory as I wondered about how her family had ended up on the train, and it felt to me like some of the story had been edited away.
I did struggle with the second part of the story which was about a more grown up Gretl who has settled in South Africa. Although it was interesting to read about an area of the world I know little about, I found it a little bit focused on the religious aspects of her life and I was a bit creeped out by the love affair. 2/5