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Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven
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A National Book Award FinalistA PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within... show more
A National Book Award FinalistA PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780804172448 (0804172447)
ASIN: 0804172447
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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kingsoupnut
kingsoupnut rated it
4.0 Survival Is Insufficient
Well having a week off has allowed me the time I wouldn't usually have to get through this one. I enjoyed it, it was in parts profound. I enjoyed the focus on the artistic, technological and cultural losses humanity would take in the event of population wipe-out. I think Cormac McCarthy's The Road t...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.5 Station Eleven / Emily St. John Mandel
One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of King Lear. Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur's chest as t...
Dor Does Books
Dor Does Books rated it
1.0 DNF - Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
I abandoned this one an *age* ago, but I'm also ridonkulously busy at the moment. I don't even have time to procrastinate on Booklikes. *weeps* So this one is about a post-viral world where a travelling theatre group perform Shakespeare and ... something. Honestly, I'm not that big on post-viral n...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
1.0 Station Eleven
I hate it when a book is pushed at me as being the best thing since sliced bread, and then I read it and wonder if the people who see it that way have ever read a book before. Seriously. This book is like The Girl on the Train all over again for me. I start to wonder am I insane and not seeing what ...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
1.5 Station Eleven - or lets visit the land of blah
Imagine a lot of blah combined with even more of blah, add a dollop of blah to the mix and put a cherry on top (the cherry actually being even more blah) and do you know what you get? Exactly ... Station Eleven! The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic world, 20 years after the outbreak of a devasta...
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