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Station Eleven

by Emily St. John Mandel

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
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    Sep 2014, 352 pages
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    Jun 2015, 352 pages

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Kelli R.

Too Much Literary, Not Enough Dystopian
Station Eleven has received a lot of hype and accolades, and was listed on several "Best of 2014" lists. I do not disagree that this was a beautifully written and original story, but I suspect it will not stay with me - and hence, it earns that middle of the road rating of 3 stars. At the start of the book, the post-apocalyptic tale evoked fond memories of The Road. Others have made that same comparison to Cormac McCarthy but, for me, the comparison is short-lived. This book is literary dystopian fiction with a heavy emphasis on the literary and a marked dilution of the dystopian. That might not sound so bad, but these traits make the book bland, and the ending unresolved and unremarkable.
Mary

School mandatory read--not a sci-fi fan
Dry, dry, dry. It took me two months to get through this book. Boring!
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