Hello and happy Thursday!
Today I’m sharing my thoughts on Eleven Lines to Somewhere by Alyson Rudd as part of the #blogtour 💫
In a world of what-ifs, a connection has been made …
When Ryan spots a young woman on the tube on his commute, he can’t take his eyes off her. Instantly attracted and intrigued, he’s keen to find out more about his mysterious fellow passenger.
The woman he thinks of as Millie spends all day travelling the Underground, unable to leave for reasons unbeknownst to Ryan. For some inexplicable reason, he just can’t shake the feeling he wants to help her escape her endless commute.
This is a story of love and loss from the author of The First Time Lauren Pailing Died, perfect for fans of Anna Hope’s Expectation, David Nicholls’s Sweet Sorrow and Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life.
First of all can we just take a moment to admire this cover – it is truly gorgeous, and the endpapers are equally a dream 🤤 I know you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover but… COME ON!
I must admit that initially this book took me a bit of time to get into and I felt a little discombobulated by the narrative style. HOWEVER this was short lived and I’m pleased I persevered because once I got into the swing of Rudd’s unique style of writing; it flowed beautifully.
Primarily about grief and love and loss, I found Eleven Lines To Somewhere to be very moving and so sad at times. I really enjoyed the familiar and much loved surroundings in which the story is set; it brought back memories of my morning commute in London and all of the sights and sounds and smells (plus all of the pushing and shoving that came along with it!).
I enjoyed Rudd’s very direct style of writing and also the slow yet strong character development as the narrative progressed. This definitely isn’t a book to be rushed, but one to be contemplated, slowly.
Captivating, soul searching and beautifully nostalgic, Eleven Lines To Somewhere is a poignant read and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Eleven Lines To Somewhere is out now in hardcover and you can buy it here and my thanks go to HQ Stories for the invitation to the blogtour and my beautiful copy 💫
If you enjoyed my post, please do check out my others and also the other stops on the blogtour (see below).
Until next time! Have a wonderful day!