Station Eleven

Station Eleven A National Book Award FinalistA PEN Faulkner Award Finalist Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive But when they arrive in St Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band s existence And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed. New Read Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Station Eleven
  • Emily St. John Mandel
  • English
  • 18 June 2017
  • 0804172447

14 thoughts on “Station Eleven

  1. says:

    Survival is insufficient.Star Trek VoyagerNovels whose premise strips away the world as we know it can be tricky territory They can be innately dramatic, overwrought, didactic and riddled with Big Questions about Life and Death that leave no room for contemplation Think Ayn Rand on her best day.Or they can be like Station Eleven Quiet Dark Elegiac Lit from within like a mysterious firefly Unhurried Steeped in small acts and evocative landscapes Lonely Elegant RadiantSurvival is insufficient.Star Trek VoyagerNovels whose premise strips away the world as we know it can be tricky territory They can be innately dramatic, overwrought, didactic and riddled with Big Questions about Life and Death that leave no room for contemplation Think Ayn Rand on her best day.Or they can be like Station Eleven Quiet Dark Elegiac Lit from within like a mysterious firefly Unhurried Steeped in small acts and evocative landscapes Lonely Elegant Radiant Heartbroken Emily St John Mandel has written something very much akin to a perfect book I didn t want to tell anyone about it because I felt as if it had been written for me I wanted to tell everyone about it because it still radiates softly in the background of my days and haunts me with its delicate characters and existentialist essence If you have watched The Walking Dead , you will know what I mean ...

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    I don t know if you will like this book It s a very particular kind of book done very well, which is not remotely a promise that you will like it The jacket copy is not untrue, but it also isn t helpful Yes, this is book about the end of the world as we know it, yes, this is a book about a post apocalyptic Shakespearean troupe, yes, this is a book about a Hollywood actor s dispiriting love life But that doesn t tell you how the book feels what the experience is like reading it This is les I don t know if you will like this book It s a very particular kind of book done very well, which is not remotely a promise that you will like it The jacket copy is not untrue, but it also isn t helpful Yes, this is book about the end of the world as we know it, yes, this is a book about a post apocalyptic Shakespearean troupe, yes, this is a book about a Hollywood actor s dispiriting love life But that doesn t tell you how the book feels what the experience is like reading it This is less a novel of plot anda novel of theme, a precisely painted mural of people living in extreme circumstances Some of the chapters take place after the apocalypse, and some take place before, but it doesn t change the tone the characters personal worlds are under duress in both timelines....

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    Adult speculative fictionEven since reading The Stand by Stephen King when I was a kid, I ve had a soft spot for apocalyptic plagues that wipe out humanity ErI mean in fiction, of course Station Eleven is in that vein.The Georgia Flu sweeps across the world, killing most of humanity St John Mandel, using beautiful prose and poignant characterization, follows the lives of various survivors, tracing how their lives intersect in a group of entertainers called the Adult speculative fictionEven since reading The Stand by Stephen King when I was a kid, I ve had a soft spot for apocalyptic plagues that wipe out humanity ErI mean in fiction, of course Station Eleven is in that vein.The Georgia Flu sweeps across the world, killing most of humanity St John Mandel, using beautiful prose and poignant characterization, follows the lives of various survivors, tracing how their lives intersect in a group of entertainers called the Traveling Symphony The thread that connects their stories is Arthur Leander, an aging Hollywood star who on the same night that the plague began destroying civilization was trying to reboot his career when he died on stage in Toronto during King Lear We jump back and forth in time, watching how his life influenced what will happen to our band of survivors.If you re a fan of the TV series The Last Ship or books lik...

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    Of all of them there at the bar that night, the bartender was the one who survived the longest He died three weeks later on the road out of the city.on the night the world begins to end, a man has a heart attack and dies onstage while performing the lead role in king lear considering that shortly after this, the georgia flu will have killed off 99% of the population and changed the world as we know it forever, it seems unlikely that he would be remembered among so many millions dead but that s the kind o Of all of them there at the bar that night, the bartender was the one who survived the longest He died three weeks later on the road out of the city.on the night the world begins to end, a man has a heart attack and dies onstage while performing the lead role in king lear considering that shortly after this, the georgia flu will have killed off 99% of the population and changed the world as we know it forever, it seems unlikely that he would be remembered among so many millions dead but that s the kind of book this is the story of the people who have touched our lives in unexpected ways, an echoing world in which Hell is the absence of the people you long for, where the little things or the memories of them matter the most.arthur leander is a fam...

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    Hell is the absence of the people you long for When the Georgia Flu sweeps around the world killing 99.6% of the population there were suddenly a lot of people to long for The people missing from our lives is the hardest part We mourn their loss, but we also have to mourn for the part of ourselves that is lost with each of their passings To survive is painfulCivilization in Year Twenty was an archipelago of small towns These towns had fought off ferals, buried their neighbors, live Hell is the absence of the people you long for When the Georgia Flu sweeps around the world killing 99.6% of the population there were suddenly a lot of people to long for The people missing from our lives is the hardest part We mourn their loss, but we also have to mourn for the part of ourselves that is lost with each of their passings To survive is painfulCivilization in Year Twenty was an archipelago of small towns These towns had fought off ferals, buried their neighbors, lived and died and suffered together in the blood drenched years just after the collapse, survived against unspeakable odds and then only by holding together into the calm I ve met a few survivalists over the years People who are obsessed with surviving the next great catastrophe They have food, water, and weapons stockpiled Some have even went so far as to build bunkers Everyone of them has looked on me with pity when I admit that I might have a weeks worth of canned food in my house at any...

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    Find all of my reviews atThe thing with the new world is it s just horrifically short on eleganceEveryone loved this book I m talking EVERYONE I have 1 yep ONE friend or person I follow on Goodreads who gave it less than 3 Stars In order to prove how much of an idiot I am and that no one should take my opinion seriously, I will super giffify this review Station Eleven begins with the story of Arthur, who passes away on stage while phttp 52bookminimum.blogspot.com Find all of my reviews atThe thing with the new world is it s just horrifically short on eleganceEveryone loved this book I m talking EVERYONE I have 1 yep ONE friend or person I follow on Goodreads who gave it less than 3 Stars In order to prove how much of an idiot I am and that no one should take my opinion seriously, I will super giffify this review Station Eleven begins with the story of Arthur, who passes away on stage while performing King Lear, and of Jeevan, the man who tried to resuscitate Arthur, and of Kirsten, a child actress who was also in the play and witnesses Arthur s death We then do the wibbly wobbly timey wimey thing that takes us to a dystopian future whe...

  7. says:

    A wonderful story about the resilience of people.

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    I don t know why it bothers me so that I thought this book was just ok So many of my GR friends have embraced this Station Eleven and have shouted its praises from the rooftop I struggled through the first 80 pages, didn t want to throw it under the couch, but wasn t finding myself engaged Perhaps I should have quit while I was ahead but stubborn that I am, I carried on It never really got better for me but I did finish At least I won t feel left out Shakespeare is dead and I prefer him to remai I don t know why it bothers me so that I thought this book was just ok So many of my GR friends have embraced this Station Eleven and have shouted its praises from the rooftop I struggled through the first 80 pages, didn t want to throw it under the couch, but wasn t finding myself engaged Perhaps I should have quit while I was ahead but stubborn that I am, I carried on It never really got better for me but I did finish At least I ...

  9. says:

    Until I someday write a longer review you never know, it could happen , I ll just say this I sat down intending to read about 50 pages tonight and wound up reading 200 I also completely forgot the world around me existed for a few hours, and that is the highest praise I can personally give any book.

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    I wanted and expected to enjoy this novelthan I did There s much that s gripping and clever but it was spoiled for me by a sloppiness in its construction, most notably an excess of half baked and obfuscating characters Was this novel rushed to cash in on the Hunger Games pandemic At times it comes across as a novel written with heart but equally it can seem sketchy and only half imagined Also should be said that it karaokes most other successful dystopian novels of recent times, most o I wanted and expected to enjoy this novelthan I did There s much that s gripping and clever but it was spoiled for me by a sloppiness in its construction, most notably an excess of half baked and obfuscating characters Was this novel rushed to cash in on the Hunger Games pandemic At times it comes across as a novel written with heart but equally it can seem sketchy and only half imagined Also should be said that it karaokes most other successful dystopian novels of recent times, most obviously, and by turns, Cloud Atlas, The Road, The Hunger Games and Dog Star Primary weakness of this novel is its characters Too many and sometimes not only incidental to the story but clumsily obtrusive The novel has as its fulcrum two events a performance of King Lear immediately before the pandemic arrives, when Arthur Leander has a fatal heart attack on stage and a dinner party when Miranda, Arthur s first wife and the creator of the Station E...

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    An exceptionally well rendered portrait of Elvis on a magnificent black velvet background.Station Eleven, Emily St John Mandel s 2014 novel is the Velvet Elvis of post apocalyptic books, a surprisingly different form than usual with a style all its own Post apocalyptic literary science fiction was one way I have heard it described, and also pastoral science fiction and I here adopt both descriptions Mandel has certainly softened the Mad Max edges off her story and provided a ponderous, meandering and thoughtful account of a w An exceptionally well rendered portrait of Elvis on a magnificent black velvet background.Station Eleven, Emily St John Mandel s 2014 novel is the Velvet Elvis of post apocalyptic books, a surprisingly different form than usual with a style all its own Post apocalyptic literary science fiction was one way I have heard it described, and also pastoral science fiction and I here adopt both descriptions Mandel has certainly softened the Mad Max edges off her story and provided a ponderous, meandering and thoughtful account of...

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    What s going on I don t know, Jeevan That s the short answer I don t know what s going on It s a flu, that much is obvious, but I ve never seen anything like it It is so fast It just seems to spread so quickly This is one of the rare times I m actually searching for the right words and if you know me, you know that this doesn t happen all too often lol To describe this book is kind of hard though so bear with me when I don t always manage to convey my thoughts and feeliWhat s going on I don t know, Jeevan That s the short answer I don t know what s going on It s a flu, that much is obvious, but I ve never seen anything like it It is so fast It just seems to spread so quickly This is one of the rare times I m actually searching for the right words and if you know me, you know that this doesn t happen all too often lol To describe this book is kind of hard though so bear with me when I don t always manage to convey my thoughts and feelings It s not easy with a book like Station Eleven because it s so unlike any other post apocalyptic book I ever read Sure, it begins with the Georgia Flu that wipes out about 90% of humankind, but unlike other books it doesn t focus on the illness, but rather on the lives of the few people who survived it AND it centres on the life of Arthur Leander, an actor who died on stage shortly before the flu broke outThis is my soul and the world unwinding, this is my heart in the still winter air The narration of t...

  13. says:

    It s no accident that Emily St John Mandel opens her haunting new novel with a scene from King Lear, who ends up mad and blind but clear as a bell One of that play s memorable lines is The oldest hath borne most we that are young Shall never see so much nor live so long Indeed, there is a divide between those who have borne much and those who will never see so much In the opening pages, renowned actor Arthur Leander dies while performing King Lear Before the week is out, the It s no accident that Emily St John Mandel opens her haunting new novel with a scene from King Lear, who ends up mad and blind but clear as a bell One of that play s memorable lines is The oldest hath borne most we that are young Shall never see so much nor live so long Indeed, there is a divide between those who have borne much and those who will never see so much In the opening pages, renowned actor Arthur Leander dies while performing King Lear Before the week is out, the vast majority of the audience indeed, the world will be dead from the pandemic Georgia flu.There are two key story lines one before ...

  14. says:

    This was a lovely, elevated apocalypse story that was very touching The integration of acting and Hollywood world was really interesting, I m sure even so to someone who isn t in the biz If you want a dose of great storytelling with your post disaster wasteland fiction, this is a book for you

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