Emer is just a woman living in New York City who takes the subway, buys ice cream from the bodega on the corner, has writerly aspirations, and lives with her boyfriend, Con. But is this life she lives the only path she’s on? Taking inspiration from the myth of Emer and Cuchulain and featuring an all-star cast of mythical figures from all around the world, David Duchovny’s darkly funny fantasy novel Miss Subways is one woman’s trippy, mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love. On the way, Emer will battle natural and supernatural forces to find her true voice, power, and destiny. A fairy tale of love lost and regained, Miss Subways is also a love letter to the city that enchants us all: New York.
“I guess you could think of all the lines of the subway underground like the arteries that pump blood beneath the skin, and we, the riders, are that blood, and maybe the heart has a consciousness, an intention, like a god, that diverts all of us travelers toward or away from one another.”
It’s no secret that I’m an X-Files whore. I grew up with the show and I love it as an adult. Mulder made a believer out of all of us. So it was obvious that I was going to read this book. (Makes a Duh face)
This book is definitely different than the last book I read by DD. So I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into as I started this. After reading a few chapters, I knew that this was going to be the book that stole everything from me. (insert profanities here) I never believed that there would be a book that I wanted to tell everyone about and yet it left me speechless at the same time.
David Duchovny always finds ways to shock me with his books and this one did exactly that. Wow! Just wow! Finishing this book made my entire body tingle and gave me goosebumps. I wasn’t expecting any of that and it was f***ing fantastic! There are no better words to describe it. This book just makes me want to scream all the profanities until all readers fall in love with his words.
Miss Subways was amazing! There is nothing else I can say to express what I truly feel about this book.. There was one chapter that bamboozled me, yet it didn’t sway me in changing my opinion of this.
And now I’ll leave you with some parting words… Dammit, Mulder! This was beautiful!