My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 supernatural stars to Miss Subways! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
This audiobook was recommended by my friend, Jennifer! I loved it!
This is going to be a short review because the synopsis says most of what I would let loose, which is not much, because this audio is a true experience. I keep saying AUDIO because David Duchovny of the X-Files, who happens to be the author of this book, is the narrator, and also in the starring role of Emer is Tea Leoni. What a delight to have these two reading an audio together, much less an audio as mystical and intriguing as this one!
Miss Subways is eccentric. It’s a fairy tale. It’s an homage to the city we all love, NYC. It’s witty. It’s surprising and unexpected. I read that it’s inspired by both a Yeats’ play and a famous myth. I’m not sure I would have loved it as much I did if I had read the book instead of the audio because the audio added flavor and charisma.
One more thing…if early on you question, “What the heck am I reading” like I did, keep going…It takes some time to go down this magnificent rabbit hole!
A supernatural New York love story
Emer is just a girl 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, loosely based on W. B. Yeats’s play The Only Jealousy of Emer, and featuring an all-star cast of mythical figures from all over 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.