Richly crafted characters and compelling personal narratives make Station Eleven an joyful read. Set in present time before, during, and after a 99% fatal global flu pandemic, Emily St. John Mandel successfully utilizes many of the same storytelling and scene-setting techniques of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”.
This is post-apocalyptic in the sense that The Dog Stars is post-apocalyptic. The apocalypse isn’t the focus of the story, but the backdrop for excellent storytelling.
Station Eleven was a 2014 National Book Award finalist and a New York Times best seller.
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