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Apr 08, 2020MattC_DCoL rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is one of those books that stayed with me long after I finished it. A virus wipes out most of the world’s population, but a small group called the Symphony is determined to keep music and Shakespeare alive through traveling performances. Jumping between flashbacks to life before the virus and trying to survive after it, Station Eleven connects characters’ lives to each other in both worlds. What always fascinates me in books like these is how an ordinary place that we take for granted now becomes a totally different experience in a world after an apocalypse-type event. In this story, it’s the house that has not been looted in the twenty years since the virus and the airport that becomes a small city of survivors. After finishing, I immediately went to the Google machine to see if there was a sequel. Sadly, there isn’t, and the author isn’t planning one. That’s too bad; there would be many more stories to tell in this world.