ARC Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

July 24, 2014

This was a “buzz” at BookExpo and seems like an interesting new take on the post-apocalypse. (Do you get the impression some people almost crave collapse?)  I have an extra ARC and will be reading the other one this weekend. I’d love to pass both on eventually. Let’s compare notes.

 

“An audacStation eleven : a novelious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, from the author of three highly acclaimed previous novels. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor’s early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor’s first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the TravelingSymphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it”– Provided by publisher.

 

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5 Responses to “ARC Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel”

  1. Bekki Says:

    I’d like to read this one!

  2. Darren Says:

    You’ve got it – on its way!

  3. Darren Says:

    Remember I do have a 2nd copy if anyone else is interested. I found this original and intriguing – though with an underdeveloped villain.

  4. Fiona Says:

    I’d be absolutely over the moon if you still have another copy!

  5. Darren Says:

    I’m so sorry I just gave away my second copy (on another post where I mentioned this – it was a Sept LibraryReads choice also). If I do find another one I will get to you, though.


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