Book Reviews: Miss Subways
January 2, 2019
By David Duchovny
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Macmillan US)
Reviewer: Sadie-Jane Nunis
Trust Me, Read and Listen to this Title—No Regrets
So, Mr Duchovny is back with a new one. Not many people know this and I am hoping more do as he is an absolutely quirky, brilliant writer. With each book, he seems to get better. Miss Subways is about a lady who lives in New York by the name of Emer. Now what happens with Emer is a dark, witty fantasy rollercoaster ride that tackles both love and time. Somewhat of a modern fairy tale, if like me you have yet to visit New York, this book will definitely make you want to go.
Now I started off reading this as a book, and given that I tend to get either the physical or E-book version, I always try to get the audiobook version as well so that I have something to listen to enroute to work. Listen to me my dear readers, you HAVE to get a copy of the audiobook. It is read by Mr Duchovny himself and features his ex-wife Ms Tea Leoni. They have such amazing chemistry reading this book together, I ended up listening to three-quarters of the audiobook, even when I had the book with me! It was that good.
In fact, I felt the audiobook while reading the book gave it that additional ‘oomph’ that I did not even think the book needed. Mr Duchovny’s eccentric style comes through effortlessly and that is why each book he writes gets better and better. He is true to his story and you can feel it through the pages. I cannot wait for the next title. For now dear readers, pick up every single title that he has written, read them in sequence they were published, and you will see what I mean. Once again, really consider the audiobook for this one as well as the physical book, read them together, you will not regret it! Definitely one of my favourite reads for 2018!
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