Station Eleven

Station Eleven An Audacious, Darkly Glittering Novel Set In The Eerie Days Of Civilization S Collapse, Station Eleven Tells The Spellbinding Story Of A Hollywood Star, His Would Be Savior, And A Nomadic Group Of Actors Roaming The Scattered Outposts Of The Great Lakes Region, Risking Everything For Art And Humanity.One Snowy Night A Famous Hollywood Actor Slumps Over And Dies Onstage During A Production Of King Lear Hours Later, The World As We Know It Begins To Dissolve Moving Back And Forth In Time From The Actor S Early Days As A Film Star To Fifteen Years In The Future, When A Theater Troupe Known As The Traveling Symphony Roams The Wasteland Of What Remains This Suspenseful, Elegiac, Spellbinding Novel Charts The Strange Twists Of Fate That Connect Five People The Actor, The Man Who Tried To Save Him, The Actor S First Wife, His Oldest Friend, And A Young Actress With The Traveling Symphony, Caught In The Crosshairs Of A Dangerous Self Proclaimed Prophet Sometimes Terrifying, Sometimes Tender, Station Eleven Tells A Story About The Relationships That Sustain Us, The Ephemeral Nature Of Fame, And The Beauty Of The World As We Know It. Survival is insufficient.Star Trek VoyagerNovels whose premise strips away the world as we know it can be tricky territory They can be innately dramatic, overwrought, didactic and riddled with Big Questions about Life and Death that leave no room for contemplation Think Ayn Rand on her best day.Or they can be like Station Eleven Quiet Dark Elegiac Lit from within like a mysterious firefly Unhurried Steeped in small acts and evocative landscapes Lonely Elegant Radiant HeartbrokenSurvival is insufficient.Star Trek VoyagerNovels whose premise strips away the world as we know it can be tricky territory They can be innately dramatic, overwrought, didactic and riddled with Big Questions about Life and Death that leave no room for contemplation Think Ayn Rand on her best day.Or they can be like Station Eleven Quiet Dark Elegiac Lit from within like a mysterious firefly Unhurried Steeped in small acts and evocative landscapes Lonely Elegant Radiant Heartbroken Emily St John Mandel has written something very much akin to a perfect book I didn t want to tell anyone about it because I felt as if it had been written for me I wanted to tell everyone about it because it still radiates softly in the background of my
Adult speculative fictionEven since reading The Stand by Stephen King when I was a kid, I ve had a soft spot for apocalyptic plagues that wipe out humanity ErI mean in fiction, of course Station Eleven is in that vein.The Georgia Flu sweeps across the world, killing most of humanity St John Mandel, using beautiful prose and poignant characterization, follows the lives of various survivors, tracing how their lives intersect in a group of entertainers called the Traveling Symphony The Adult speculative fictionEven since reading The Stand by Stephen King when I was
Of all of them there at the bar that night, the bartender was the one who survived the longest He died three weeks later on the road out of the city.on the night the world begins to end, a man has a heart attack and dies onstage while performing the lead role in king lear considering that shortly after this, the georgia flu will have killed off 99% of the population
I don t know if you will like this book It s a very particular kind of book done very well, which is not remotely a promise that you will like it The jacket copy is not untrue, but it also isn t helpful Yes, this is book about the end of the world as we know it, yes, this is a book about a post apocalyptic Shakespearean troupe, yes, this is a book about a Hollywood actor s dispiriting love life But that doesn t tell you how the book feels what the experience is like reading it This is les I don t know if you will like this book It s a very particular kind of book done very well, which is not remotely a promise that you will like it The jacket copy is not untrue, but it also isn t helpful Yes, this is book about the end of the world as we know it, yes, this is a book about a post apocalyptic Shakespearean troupe, yes, this is a book about a Hollywood actor s dispiriting love life But that doesn t tell you how the book feels what the experience is like reading it This is less a novel of plot anda novel of theme, a precisely painted mural of people living in extreme circumstances Some of the chapters take place after the apocalypse, and some take place before, but it doesn t change the tone the characters personal worlds are under duress in both timelines.I take back what I said about the jacket copy being true, by the
Hell is the absence of the people you long for When the Georgia Flu sweeps around the world killing 99.6% of the population there were suddenly a lot of people to long for The people missing from our lives is the hardest part We mourn their loss, but we also have to mourn for the part of ourselves that is lost with each of their passings To survive is painfulCivilization in Year Twenty was an archipelago of small towns These towns had fought off ferals, buried their neighbors, live Hell is the absence of the people you long for When the Georgia Flu sweeps around the world killing 99.6% of the population there were suddenly a lot of people to long for The people missing from our lives is the hardest part We mourn their loss, but we also have to mourn for the part of ourselves that is lost with each of their passings To survive is painfulCivilization in Year Twenty was an archipelago of small towns These towns had fought off ferals, buried their neighbors, lived and died and suffered together in the blood drenched years just after the collapse, survived against unspeakable odds and then only by holding together into the calm I ve met a few survivalists over the years People who are obsessed with surviving the next great catastrophe They have food, water, and weapons stockpiled Some have even went so far as to build bunkers Everyone of them has looked on me with pity when I admit that I might have a weeks worth of canned food in my house at an
Find all of my reviews atThe thing with the new world is it s just horrifically short on eleganceEveryone loved this book I m talking EVERYONE I have 1 yep ONE friend or person I follow on Goodreads who gave it less than 3 Stars In order to prove how much of an idiot I am and that no one should take my opinion seriously, I will super giffify this review Station Eleven begins with the story of Arthur, who passes away on stage while performing King Find all of my reviews atThe thing with the new world is it s just horrifi
I don t know why it bothers me so that I thought this book was just ok So many of my GR friends have embraced this Station Eleven and have shouted its praises from the rooftop I struggled through the first 80 pages, didn t want to throw it under the couch, but wasn t finding myself engaged Perhaps I should have quit while I was ahead but stubborn that I am, I carried on It never really got better for me but I did finish At least I won t feel left out Shakespeare is dead and I prefer him to I don t know why it bothers me so that I thought this book was just ok So many of my GR friends have embraced this Station Eleven and have shouted its praises from the rooftop I struggled through the first 80 pages, didn t want to throw it under the couch, but wasn t finding myself engaged Perhaps I should ha
A wonderful story about the resilience of people. Until I someday write a longer review you never know, it could happen , I ll just say this I sat down intending to read about 50 pages tonight and wound up reading 200 I also completely forgot the world around me existed for a few hours, and that is the highest praise I can personally give any book. It s no accident that Emily St John Mandel opens her haunting new novel with a scene from King Lear, who ends up mad and blind but clear as a bell One of that play s memorable lines is The oldest hath borne most we that are young Shall never see so much nor live so long Indeed, there is a divide between those who have borne much and those who will never see so much In the opening pages, renowned actor Arthur Leander dies while performing King Lear Before the week is out, the vast majorit It s no accident that Emily St John Mandel opens her haunting new novel with a scene from King Lear, who ends up mad and blind but clear as a bell One of that pla

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Station Eleven
  • Emily St. John Mandel
  • English
  • 06 June 2017
  • 0385353308