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Jul 13, 2021caitlinxmartin rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Remember when we thought it was the flu that was going to kill us all? It would sweep across the world and humans would remain in little pockets trying to pick up the pieces and move on in the new world. Then, of course, COVID came around…
Jul 11, 2021warburk rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed the read. The Symphony troupe traveling around performing music and Shakespeare seemed extremely believable to me. When you have lost everything you had in the world, music and performance would be a huge blessing. I…
Apr 12, 2021celiawhite99 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Hard to follow at first but got interesting later on-about the world after a pandemic
Apr 08, 2021CMLibrary_DJeffrey rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
PLAGUE BOOK.
Mar 19, 2021
Station Eleven is a novel written by Emily St.John Mandel that talks about the cause and impact of the Georgia Flu pandemic, which kills most of the population. It explores the lives of many characters that were affected, and describes…
Jan 29, 2021DanglingConversations rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Distressing to read during the pandemic; to compare what went wrong in that scenario ( the core of society did not hold) and think about what can still go wrong today. I don't know if there was an artistic advantage to that bouncing back…
Jan 21, 2021laphampeak rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Mandel brilliantly tells a story of a group of Shakespearian actors who each have their own personal biography. The book switches between before and after a deadly flu pandemic and what transpires in the future world without any form of…
Dec 30, 2020AnnSkye rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reading this novel in the midst of the covid 19 pandemic was a little unsettling but I couldn’t put it down. Definitely worth a read.
Dec 28, 2020Aashirya rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Station Eleven is a dystopian novel about a time during and after the Georgia Flu, which was a large epidemic that took out most of the civilizations around the world. It takes place in flashbacks both before the plague, in a…
Dec 26, 2020nancylhenderson rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
"Station Eleven" is riveting and a bit terrifying in a way no supernatural thriller could be. I highly reccommend this book. Knowing that it was published in 2014 makes it all the more eerie.
Dec 12, 2020
"Station 11" by Emily St. John Mandel is a book written about the impacts on the world by a pandemic, similar to the one we are currently experiencing in 2020. In the book, a disease called the Georgian Flu spreads from people to people…
Dec 10, 2020LadyDi52 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
The time line jumped around all over the place, so it was difficult to keep track of who was where, when. Way too much about the actor who dies in the first chapter, an egotistical womanizer, whose ex-wives feature prominently in the plot.…
Nov 29, 2020LPL_SarahM rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Currently living through a pandemic has given me some insight that I wouldn't have had if I'd read this book when it initially came out. I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing but it did make me shake my head in frustration when, in…
Nov 10, 2020jeanie123 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I found this novel very well-written and I enjoyed reading it very much. I particularly liked the ways the stories kept overlapping and connecting and I did not feel any of these connections were obvious or foreshadowed. I loved being…
Sep 25, 20201weekand1fortnight rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
"All three caravans of the Travelling Symphony are labelled as such, THE TRAVELLING SYMPHONY lettered in white of both sides, but the lead caravan carries an additional line of text: Because survival is insufficient"
Aug 09, 2020ckapadia rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
This book was def overhyped by the time I got around to it. I'm not feeling the same connection to Covid, I don't worry about my society collapsing, also the limited time spent on people actually being sick make it feel like a it was…
Jul 19, 2020
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Jul 07, 2020
We listened to this on a recent road-trip. It was a good middle ground for my partner and I who have different taste in genres - I like romance and fantasy; he likes noir mystery. We really enjoyed it - especially currently living in a…
Jun 22, 2020JCLEmmaF rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
An incredibly surreal, gorgeous, and devastating experience to accidentally pick this up during a pandemic, read in quarantine. Unforgettable, really.
Jun 21, 2020IV27HUjg rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
When I downloaded this nearly 18 months ago I did not realize a specific part was missing. After reading the book (my copy) I finally figured out what is missing. Now I'm on the long waitlist to reload. IMO there are several points…
Jun 18, 2020panchodog rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I really liked "Station Eleven" even though I read it in the middle of the current COVID-19 pandemic and that did make parts of the story hit a little closer to the bone. The characters were likeable, which is really important to me as a…
Jun 13, 2020kgw997 rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
I did not finish this book because I could not believe that two years after a pandemic that leaves the population with no gasoline or electricity there would still be much of an entertainment industry. The lack of being able to move food…
May 08, 2020
In Station Eleven, a deadly pandemic strikes, and civilization as we know it collapses. The timeline isn’t linear, which sometimes bothers me in a novel, but it’s done so well in this book. There’s plenty of jumping around to different…
Apr 27, 2020EucaryaM rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
It is a solid novel on topic which was tried before and will be explored in future as well. Honestly can’t see what was the hype all about, except being very much relevant right now. If you want to know more about MicrobesInc, fund a book…
Apr 25, 2020dentkn7613 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
I really wanted to like this book because it seems to be so loved. But while it was propelling at the start & almost the end, it just fell flat for me. Some things dropped as tantalizing clues are never resolved. The characters are written…