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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2014_release_read, genre-sf, mainstream, read_2014, top_25_2014_novels

another wonderful book that made me immediately look for anything written by the author; now rereading it so will have a review later, while in the meantime I just highly recommend it as beautifully written, lyrical, very well structured - going back and forth in time, space and "civilization" and managing to describe both a very convincing apocalypse (not a very original deadly and fast incubating flu but that is one obvious choice for such) and its aftermath, immediate and within a few decades;

as bonuses, the post action taking place mostly on or close to our (Michigan) shore of lake Michigan so close to where I am living now with real places like Petoskey, Mackinaw City as well as invented ones, having very strong sfnal overtones - beyond the apocalypse I mean, including the station Eleven of the title - superb characters and a meditation on what makes life worth living

overall an awesome novel and the best in a long time in the crowded apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic sub genre
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Reading Progress

September 15, 2014 – Started Reading
September 15, 2014 – Shelved
October 5, 2014 – Finished Reading
October 7, 2014 – Shelved as: 2014_release_read
October 7, 2014 – Shelved as: genre-sf
October 7, 2014 – Shelved as: mainstream
October 7, 2014 – Shelved as: read_2014
October 7, 2014 – Shelved as: top_25_2014_novels

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