Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
I was in the middle of reading Peace Like A River, which I’m back to reading, when the library emailed me to say they had Station Eleven on hold for me. I had requested it a while back. Since I only had two weeks to read it, I took a break from my other book and read this one in a week.
I really enjoyed the book. The plot immediately hooked me. I had to keep reading to find out what happens. The book centers around five individuals and how they deal with an epidemic that essentially wipes out most of the population. Some of the character’s pasts were intertwined. I really enjoyed seeing how the characters each handled their different circumstances and adapted to the world around them. I was a tiny bit disappointed in the ending. I was hoping to get a little more about how the characters responded to the discovery of their connections in the past. For me it seemed that the book only slightly touched on it before wrapping up.
I would recommend the book for sure, but not to everyone. It was thought provoking and very interesting. However, I don’t think it’s really a book my mom would enjoy.