Have a hankering for a Main Course that’s as delicious as a dessert? Read Station Eleven!
It’s been a while since I read something that at every turn is clever. Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven is one such book. Part Sci-fi, part poetry, she weaves a tale about the moment the world, as we know it ends and the danger and beauty that emerge.
Mandel is an expert at telling the story of multiple characters and tying each together in a surprising way. I’ve never read anything like her before and doubt I will again.
Station Eleven takes place in the present the day a particularly dangerous pandemic called the Georgia Flu sweeps across the globe decimating its population. The survivors are caught between the knowledge they have of the world before and it’s technology and the world they face starting from scratch. The most enlightening thing about the novel is that it ends with hope literally on the horizon.
Because it’s definitely a must-read and it was hard to put down, I give it five stars!