Emily St. John Mandel
Emily St. John Mandel is the author of four novels, most recently Station Eleven (Knopf, September 2014.) show more
Emily St. John Mandel is the author of four novels, most recently Station Eleven (Knopf, September 2014.)
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I can see why some would really love this book. It’s well written in terms of the prose and it is one of those books that has Things to Say. I could not love it, though. This is a post-apocalyptic story that spends the majority of its time looking back to its characters’ lives and the world as it wa...
Fun fact: Nearly every time I read a book involving a pandemic wiping out 99% of humanity, it coincides with me catching a cold. My immune system is not only totally sucky, it’s also highly suggestible. Apparently. I was hoping to love this more than I did. Literary doomsday novels are possibly my...
Second time through this one, this time on audiobook. I still love it to bits. I think the underlying stories about how even at the end of everything art matters (and that art can be Shakespeare or Star Trek or graphic novels or museum exhibits or newspapers), and that what legacy you'll leave, what...
There's something about Emily St. John Mandel's writing that appeals to me, an atmosphere of quiet wistfulness that I first felt when I read Station Eleven and drew me to purchase this one. The blurb on the cover calls it "elegant and hypnotic", and I agree. Like Station Eleven, this novel uses mult...