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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Review: 5 / 5

In Station Eleven, a famous, aging actor dies during a production of King Lear and the world ends. Later, a troupe of musicians and actors travel through the remnants of the Midwest, moving from settlement to settlement performing Shakespeare. It is a weird, completely implausible story — to enjoy it fully you have to be willing to suspend your disbelief about it and just go with the weirdness.

I read this when it came out and enjoyed the TV adaptation of it earlier this year. After a difficult month, picking this back up from my shelf and losing myself in the author’s beautiful prose and strange world was a really nice way to wind down.


Title: Station Eleven
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Published: 2014
ISBN: 9780385353304
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