Thursday Quotables | All the Lonely People

Thursday Quotables is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week. Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written. Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in! Created by Lisa, over at Bookshelf Fantasies, and joined in by, well, me!

If you want to check out some of my other favourite quotes – CLICK HERE.

Hubert felt as if one moment he’d been going about his life as honest as the day was long and the next he’d concocted a trio of fictional friend with extensive back-stories for the sole purpose of convincing his daughter that she didn’t need to worry about him.


Hubert didn’t think it sounded amazing. He thought it sounded about as enjoyable as a prostate examination.


He told himself that no one would talk to him. He told himself that even if they did, he probably wouldn’t like them anyway. He told himself that he would be better off staying at home. And so that’s exactly what he did.


When you don’t see someone regularly you imagine them carrying on their lives as they’d always done from one year to the next but the truth was things changed. People grew old and got sick; they sold up and moved on; they weren’t stuck in aspic waiting for the day that you knocked on their door looking for them.


It was as if he’d been asleep for the past five years only to wake up in another world, in another reality where an entire generation had been wiped out and he alone was the sole survivor.


It was a kiss that more than answered the question he’d been preparing to utter. It was a kiss that didn’t so much say goodbye as hello.

Ah I really enjoy Gayle’s writing style, he creates so loveable and genuine characters!

Tell me what’s your favourite Mike Gayle book?

Kat x





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