Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven

By Emily St. John Mandel

  • Release Date: 2014-09-09
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 108 Ratings
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Description

National Book Award finalist, New York Times bestseller, Globe and Mail bestseller, and a Best Book of the Year in The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Time magazine

Day One

The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%.

Week Two

Civilization has crumbled.

Year Twenty

A band of actors and musicians, called the Travelling Symphony, move through the territories of a changed world, performing concerts and Shakespeare at the settlements that have formed. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and it threatens the world every hopeful survivor has tried to rebuild.

Moving backward and forward in time, from the glittering years just before the collapse to the strange and altered world that exists twenty years after, Station Eleven charts the unexpected twists of fate that connect six people: celebrated actor Arthur Leander; Jeevan, a bystander warned about the flu just in time; Arthur's first wife, Miranda; Arthur's oldest friend, Clark; Kirsten, an actress with the Travelling Symphony; and the mysterious and self-proclaimed "prophet."

Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the fragility of life, the relationships that sustain us, and the beauty of the world as we know it.

Reviews

  • A literary gift.

    5
    By KHPH
    If you don't like this story, you are the problem. So, quit reading and watch network television. You probably voted for Donald Trump. I can't possibly match the author's eloquence or story telling ability. A brilliant new take on the post apocalyptic tale. To even put it in that genre is a disservice to the author who has viewed it through several brilliant new facets. And, she is from B.C., which means nothing unless you have been there and explored its coast and mountain interior.
  • Excellent post apocalyptic sci fi

    5
    By KarimaBS
    Compelling story, great characters and I love that it's set in my hometown
  • Awful

    1
    By fuzzybunny1
    might be ok if you are a 12 year old girl.

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