Along the same line as...

  • I would feel more comfortable with the expression if it were "along the same lines," but yeah, I don't see why not.
    I could be wrong, but I think the most popular version of this phrase uses the plural of "line": "along the same lines."

    By style, do you mean the actual writing style or are you describing its content or themes?

    To me, this is a phrase more suited to informal contexts or writing that seeks to establish a more conversational tone. In many contexts, I'd prefer "similar to" or even "reminiscent of." You could say that "it shares many elements?"
    A curious thought comes to my mind.

    Book A is on the same lines as Book B.
    Book A and Book B are along the same lines.

    Is this distinction imagination?