Title: Station Eleven.
Author: Emily St John Mandel.
Page count: 333.
Release day: September 9th 2014.
Genre: Science-fiction, dystopian.
Rating: 5 stars.
This book has been on my radar for so long, and I’m very happy I finally decided to pick it up! I’m again reminded that I need to read more post-apocalyptic books, since this one again proves that I really like reading those books!
I can totally see that people don’t want to read this during a pandemic haha, since it definitely surrounds one!
We follow both the current timeline, 20 years after the start of the pandemic, and one in the past, right at the start. In both time lines there are different POV’s, but the main one is in the current time line and follows Kirsten. She is with the Travelling Symphony, and performs Shakespeare at the different towns they pass. While they are doing this we learn about the current world they are living in. And at the same time we get parts about the past, so we learn how we got at the current situation.
I loved that we read from quite many POVs and slowly learned how all these peoples stories intertwined in some way!
I really enjoyed the setting of this post-apocalyptic world. It felt really dark and quiet. It’s a world that fell apart but is slowly building up again, so it also felt hopeful!
Because we got chapters from different POVs and different timelines, I kept wanting to continue to read. I just really wanted to know how certain parts of the story would continue!
I don’t think this book is for everyone, but it was perfect for me! I cannot wait to pick up her other books, The Glass Hotel and soon Sea of Tranquility!