Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – Book Review

I tend to accidentally ending up consuming various media of similar themes in a row, and I was reading this at the same time as listening to the MaddAddam trilogy. Both are set in a dystopian future with most of the population dead after a terrible virus.

It starts with an actor dying on stage whilst performing King Lear in Toronto, and that night, the virus strikes. Years later, there is a travelling troupe who make their way through a destroyed world.

The author is so clever in the way she reveals the story. One moment, we are in this strange place, then we are back in time, in a world familiar to us. Eventually it all comes together. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and am most excited to see that it is being adapted for the screen. Though I have felt the need to move on to less world-ending media.

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