Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Apocalyptic and dystopic fiction has been extremely popular for the past decade or more. I enjoy the books and over the years I have read obscure, great ones (In the After), popular, good ones (The Handmaid’s Tale), okay ones (The Family Tree), and classic ones (On the Beach). Station Eleven is a lyrical apocalyptic novel.
Station Eleven is three stories – the story of a famous actor and his friends before the apocalypse, the story of a young actress twenty years after the plague that kills of 99.99% of the world’s population, and the story of a paramedic before and after the event. The book jumps back and forth between the years and the tales.