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Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

I read many fantastic reviews about Station Eleven, so my hopes were high for this book.  It was good, well written, interesting, but not the fast-paced adventure that I was hoping for.  Station Eleven explores several time lines that revolve around one celebrity actor, Arthur, and the people who knew him before the apocalypse.  The characters are interesting figures that I enjoyed getting to know.  It explores how these people cope with the end of the world and how they survive, or don’t.  This book is primarily billed as a post-apocalyptic adventure, however it moves slowly at the start and spends a great deal of plot time flash-backing on the past pre-apocalyptic world.  The finishing tie-ins of relationships and events are satisfying in the end and worth the slog to get to.

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