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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
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it was amazing

Oh man, oh man oh man. I loved this book.
In fact, a few weeks after finishing it I was sitting on a concrete step watching a concert below on the stage, backdropped by the sun setting over the water. It was a little cool and the clouds leaked towards the horizon, turning grey, and I thought to myself, "I remember those days when we watched concerts by the water and life was pretty much perfect just before the apocalyptic plague hit."

The book see-saws from the future, in which we don't get concerts like that any more, to the present day to the past loves and lives of Arthur Leander, the actor, and wraps the strands so tightly together, so well, and it just adds to the sense of sadness at what was lost. I loved the writing, the plot, the structure of the book, everything.

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Reading Progress

September 21, 2014 – Shelved
September 21, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
June 22, 2015 – Started Reading
July 8, 2015 – Finished Reading

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