*blows dust off the keyboard*
Well, hello! It’s been a little while. I’ve been wanting to blog again for ages but so much has happened, it’s been difficult to know where to start.
Apparently, all I needed was a really, really good book to write about because along came ‘Impossible’ by Sarah Lotz, which was recommended by an Instagram friend, and I fired up WordPress again (although, the editor is completely different now so I had to stop and watch a ‘how to’ video before continuing. Sorry if it looks wonky, I’m still learning).
Anyway, here’s the blurb:
Nick: Failed writer. Failed husband. Dog owner.
Bee: Serial dater. Dress maker. Pringles enthusiast.
One day, their paths cross over a misdirected email. The connection is instant, electric. They feel like they’ve known each other all their lives.
Nick buys a new suit, gets on a train. Bee steps away from her desk, sets off to meet him under the clock at Euston station.
Think you know how the rest of the story goes? They did too . . .
But this is a story with more twists than most.
This is Impossible.
What did I think?
It’s probably wrong to start with the end but, oh my goodness, when I think of that last line, I still swoon a little bit.
It’s dream line.
I’m sure you get the picture but the wannabe writer in me likes to ponder how Sarah Lotz came up with it. Did she know from the start this would be how it ended? What if that was the first line she wrote? When I read it, I had a smile on my face and, in that moment, all was right with the world.
Don’t get me wrong, the rest of the book is also great. It’s funny, intriguing, a story unlike anything I’ve read before. I’d done a tiny bit of research beforehand, just to check that it wasn’t so out there I wouldn’t like it, and I knew there was a twist. I tell myself now that I knew what was coming but, actually, I don’t think I did.
The perspective switches between Nick and Bee and they are both well-formed, believable characters. It’s impossible (see what I did there) not to root for a happy ending.
My only advice is to read it (and then please come and tell me if you felt the same).
* If you’re not keen on Amazon, here’s a link to other places you can buy the book. I borrowed it as an ebook from my local library.