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If you could sum up Station Eleven in three words, what would they be?
Compelling and thought provoking
Any additional comments?
I really enjoyed it and will probably listen again at some stage.
Nothing new here from post outbreak reimaginings of recent films. I'm disappointed with this esp as it made top ten lists of 2014.
I enjoyed this book from start to finish. The intertwining tales of the characters all had depth and emotion. It does not run chronologically, part flash backs and jumps through each character or groups but I never felt lost as can often happen with the format. The novel flowed beautifully. I particularly enjoyed that it delves into human behaviour & emotion, the light & dark sides of people and made me think a lot about regret. The human condition is undoubtedly flawed but this book left me feeling more positive for the unknown future & how there are more goodies than baddies out there! And no zombies!! Great narration too, pitch perfect throughout.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to Station Eleven again? Why?
Yes. It was well narrated and very well written.
What other book might you compare Station Eleven to, and why?
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. Perhaps because I read them back to back but it's another novel that transcends the genre by being character driven, therefore appeals to people who may not be fans of science fiction.
Any additional comments?
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Although the premise is a dystopian science fiction novel, Station Eleven is a character driven plot. The book switches back and forth between several narrators, both before and after society crumbles due to the onset of a massive flu epidemic. The characters’ lives all intertwine in some way or another, some straight away, others not until the climax of the book, but all their lives seem to have been affected by the movie star Arthur Leander, whose death marks the beginning of each of their journeys. The dystopian element of the book provides a background upon which each individual is shaped, rather than being the driving force of the plot, so if you’re not a fan of science fiction or dystopia, it really doesn’t matter because this is a book about people and how their lives interconnect in a world without modern connections.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
It focuses on the characters rather than the post apocalypse. It sets them up quite well, but the payoff isnt that great.
There are some things that dont make sense (lack of electricity for 20 years), but it can easily be ignored.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
a romantic account of the end of civilization, beautifully written and lovely crafted. but as a boringly practical person I found that myself asking "where are all the solar panels?!"