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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 1 year ago
I love a great cover and I feel that this one definitely has one. This novel sounded interesting yet when I first started to read it, I was a bit confused. With alternating time periods and a variety of characters, it took a bit for me to get everything straightened around. As the story began to t...
Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it 1 year ago
Thanks to NetGalley and to Picador for providing me an ARC copy of this novel that I freely chose to review. Having read St. John Mandel’s novel Station Eleven almost six years ago, I jumped at the opportunity to read this one. And although the story is quite different, I loved it as well. Despite t...
Mimia Reads & Talks
Mimia Reads & Talks rated it 2 years ago
4.5 starsI may have understood somethings before it was time (don’t go see my guesses in the book updates if you don’t want spoilers) and it felt a little slow at times (maybe because there were so many stories that at the beginning didn’t interlace at all).However, this is all minor in comparison w...
Emily Reviews
Emily Reviews rated it 2 years ago
Station Eleven is a book that meanders back and forth through time, providing clues to how each character is linked to the others in the post-apocalyptic world after the rapid and devastating spread of the Georgia Flu. The connections are hinted at and foreshadowed long before many of them are expli...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 3 years ago
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...
Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it 3 years ago
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...
This, that, and the other
This, that, and the other rated it 3 years ago
Without music, life would be a mistakeOne of my favorite bookstores in the world is Provincetown Books, a tiny space in the center of town, right next to Adams Pharmacy. The owner’s selection is very much my taste, and she always seems to have just what I’m looking for at the moment. This summer, I ...
This, that, and the other
This, that, and the other rated it 3 years ago
Without music, life would be a mistakeOne of my favorite bookstores in the world is Provincetown Books, a tiny space in the center of town, right next to Adams Pharmacy. The owner’s selection is very much my taste, and she always seems to have just what I’m looking for at the moment. This summer, I ...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it 4 years ago
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...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it 4 years ago
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...
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