2015/01/25

Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Title: Station Eleven
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Published: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 333
Rating: 5/5


Summary:
Switching between both before and after the fall of civilisation, this is the story of a Hollywood actor, his would-be saviour and a nomadic group of actors traveling around in the days after the apocalypse.


Review:
I really loved this book. It stands out in comparison to a lot of other apacolyptic fiction I've read, in the way that this isn't particularly fast-paced, it's sort of slow burning, and yet somehow never boring. It has this eerie, silently terrifying feeling to it.

I thought it was very interesting that the story switched between before and after the downfall of civilisation. I also very much enjoyed learning about the religious cult that's in this new world, because I always love that kind of stuff.

This story is more about getting to know the characters instead of character development. I thought that was quite interesting. I especially love how everything ties together at the end.

I would recommend this for anyone who wants to read a deep and beautiful apocalyptic fiction book. I also think adults who don't read a lot of these kinds of books would really enjoy this.


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