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Eric Schatz | 380 comments Mod
Uncannily timely. Published in 2014, the book weaves tale of 3 main characters pre and post global pandemic that has pushed civilization back to days before modern civilization, e.g., no electricity; internet; etc.

The opening scenes are great and grab your attention. The importance of culture, art and hope are central themes throughout.

The author mostly skips the immediate aftermath, focusing on events leading up to the big event; and action 15 and 20 years later.

Similar to her new book published this year, The Glass Hotel, she smoothly jumps around to fill in the plot and build anticipation. Station Eleven is a better book but more unsettling given the current environment.

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Richard Gluck | 9 comments I absolutely loved this book when I read it perhaps three years ago. I am thinking Of using it for a local book group, but worry it might be a bit too on topic.

Eric Schatz | 380 comments Mod
Surreal at times but should be ok for book group. Most of the action is 15-20 years in the future.

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