Monday, June 22, 2015
Book Review: "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel
This book is amazing. I just have to say that first and foremost. The way the story comes together is brilliant. I will say that it took me a little bit to fall into the story, but once I was hooked - you couldn't stop me. The way this entire post-apocalyptic world was created really got into my head. I had dreams/nightmares in which I lived through the flu outbreak and the ensuing chaos. The loss.... so much loss.... it is truly heartbreaking. It works at your soul.
This is really up there with The Road by Cormac McCarthy for me, though I am somehow leaving this book a little more uplifted than I did with his. This is just a beautifully intricate and darkly moving novel that I am sure to recommend to many at the library.
But I seriously need a happy book now.
by Emily St. John Mandel