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Station Eleven; thought-provoking and “deeply moving”

Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel

It seems you can’t miss Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel at the moment; in my Mum’s local book store in England, she must be the envy of any author everywhere as the whole window is full of the things, but unlike many of the much-hyped books that I’ve read lately, this more than lives up to expectation.


It seemed like a mish-mash of genres. At times, it felt a little YA, but a cut above the latest glut of dystopian novels and it’s written so well, it’s more than on par with the best literary fiction. It’s circling nature – in terms of moving backwards and forwards through time – is extremely well done. It reminded me a little of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” in its detail of life after a seismic change in the world. I’m always skeptical when a book’s blurb tells me that it’s “deeply moving” but in this instance, I can only agree. Highly recommended!


**I received a copy of this book thanks to the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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