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Station Eleven de Emily St. John Mandel
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Station Eleven (edició 2015)

de Emily St. John Mandel (Autor)

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One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.… (més)
Membre:Reece_and_Zoe
Títol:Station Eleven
Autors:Emily St. John Mandel (Autor)
Informació:Vintage (2015), Edition: Reprint, 352 pages
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Station Eleven de Emily St. John Mandel

  1. 181
    Oryx and Crake de Margaret Atwood (JenMDB)
  2. 120
    The Passage de Justin Cronin (RidgewayGirl)
    RidgewayGirl: Both books are inventive dystopian novels of a future after a pandemic collapses civilization.
  3. 121
    L'any del diluvi de Margaret Atwood (JenMDB)
  4. 90
    Doomsday Book de Connie Willis (Rubbah)
    Rubbah: Both amazing books featuring dangerous flu like viruses and how people cope in emergency situations
  5. 92
    The Dog Stars de Peter Heller (jmg12)
  6. 70
    The Stand de Stephen King (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: An ensemble cast of flu survivors journey across the U.S. and through the remains of civilization to fulfill their fated roles in these novels. The Stand is more graphic and action-packed, with a clear theme of good vs. evil.
  7. 60
    Alas, Babylon de Pat Frank (benjclark)
  8. 115
    Cloud Atlas de David Mitchell (generalkala)
    generalkala: Similar multi-strand, multi-era novel.
  9. 71
    Earth Abides de George R. Stewart (dhoyt)
  10. 42
    The Handmaid's Tale de Margaret Atwood (Usuari anònim)
    Usuari anònim: Dystopian North America with a strong female protagonist
  11. 20
    Morality Play de Barry Unsworth (pitjrw)
    pitjrw: Muses on memory and the role of art specifically drama set respectively in the alien past and the horrific near future.
  12. 10
    Good Morning, Midnight de Lily Brooks-Dalton (nicole_a_davis)
  13. 21
    Gold Fame Citrus de Claire Vaye Watkins (BeckyJG)
  14. 10
    World Made By Hand de James Howard Kunstler (JenMDB)
  15. 10
    The Salt Line de Holly Goddard Jones (rainbowdragon)
    rainbowdragon: Dystopian novel that focuses on the people and their lives.
  16. 00
    The Way We Fall de Megan Crewe (rainbowdragon)
    rainbowdragon: Dystopian series with fast spreading deadly flu viruses.
  17. 00
    The Amateurs de Liz Harmer (LDVoorberg)
    LDVoorberg: Both are dystopia
  18. 00
    Life After Life de Kate Atkinson (sturlington)
    sturlington: These are both interesting contemporary works of speculative fiction that play with time and structure.
  19. 11
    Soft Apocalypse de Will Mcintosh (Meggle)
  20. 11
    Player One: What Is to Become of Us (CBC Massey Lecture) de Douglas Coupland (Cecilturtle)

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Es mostren 1-5 de 637 (següent | mostra-les totes)
This was one of the best books I have read in a long time. I was absolutely riveted throughout the entire book, despite the fact that I am not an avid science fiction reader. Everything feels like a miracle after reading this masterful book. ( )
  katethegreat44 | Sep 21, 2021 |
I loved the premise of this book. Station Eleven jumps back and forth between a time before the world was hit hard by a kind of super flu, and after the flu has torn across the Earth. It centers on actors (and an audience member) from a production of King Lear, as well as the people in their lives. As you make your way through the book, you find how connected all of these characters actually are.

The before focuses largely on the life of actor Arthur Leander, while the after focuses on an actress named Kirsten, who performs with a group dubbed The Traveling Symphony. There are a few other characters who enjoy the spotlight briefly within the book, including one of Arthur's ex-wives, his best friend, and the man who tried to resuscitate him on stage. While I'm not usually a fan of such a large group of narrators, they all bring new perspectives and information to the table which allow the reader to make connections throughout the book.

I don't think this was a perfect book, but it was a type of dystopian that I hadn't read before and beautifully fills a niche in the genre. There weren't children killing each other in arenas, or groups of people being separated by their abilities. It felt like a very honest portrayal of how humanity would try to get on in the aftermath of such a fatal virus. I think it played on a lot of common fears without jumping too far into science fiction. ( )
  CarleyShea | Sep 16, 2021 |
A cautious but thorough endorsement

I had to consider for quite awhile what rating i wanted to give this novel. The fact I had to think about it is, of course, its own sort of endorsement.

Let's start with some context. I am generally dubious of literary novels that try to reinvent the proverbial wheel when it comes to sff. This is something which happens a fair amount and is endlessly exasperating to prolific sff readers.

Reading through Station 11, I am still not entirely sure why some novels (eg Book of the Unnamed Midwife) are genre fiction while Station 11 or The Road get shelved as literary. They all carry, imo, a similar amount of depth and character exploration. BotUM probably has slightly better structure over all (again, subjective opinion here).

Nonetheless, however the book is shelved out in the wild, it was perfectly engaging to me and reads literary. The characters were well drawn and intriguing each onendrigen by a complex knot of motivations and experiences and each one clearly distinguished from the others. None were forgettable and there weren't, for me, any "ugh" points of view. (This is always a potential pitfall in multi pov.)

The relationship between those characters was complex and nuancex but at times stretchex believability. So many coincidences and so much delicate timing had to line up for certain events to occur in the way that they did. Still, stranger things have happened in real life, and part of the novel's themes is exploring the subtle network that runs between humans, and examining the ways in which we are all far more connected than we realise. So in that sense, perhaps the coincidences are themselves the point.

The other thing that made me waver in my rating was the fact that some of the storylines seemed to peter out. Mild spoilers: one of the main antagonists seems to fade abruptly from the storyline while one of the first pov characters from early on also seems to skirt most of the story. How much that bothers other readers will vary; i think i am probably being nitpicky, though.

The interweaving of the Station 11 comics was brilliantly done, though, and one of the main aspects which tipped me in favour of 5 stars instead of 4 was the overall hopefulness of the narrative. BotUM is extremely bleak and relentless in its portrayal of sexual violence; Station 11 handles such topics with deft redirection.

I suppose some readers will feel justified in saying that the violence and horror of a post apocalyptic world has been glossed over in their novel. But my counter is that we already have dozens of books which 'wax eloquent' on every facet of human misery. When it comes to novels which emphasise the possibility of rebirth, renewal, and healing, there are not so many in this genre. ( )
  Sunyidean | Sep 7, 2021 |
"Plague closed the theatres again and again, death flickering over the landscape. And now in a twilight once more lit by candles, the age of electricity having come and gone, Titania turns to face her fairy king."

On the night eight year old Kirsten Raymonde watches famed actor Arthur Leander die onstage playing King Lear, life as she knows it changes forever. A flu pandemic is sweeping the world, killing people in a matter of days. Those who survived are left in a dangerous world with scarce resources and people rising up to take advantage of others. Kirsten eventually finds her way into the Travelling Symphony, actors and musicians who travel to different settlements acting out Shakespear's finest. The survivors that she meets range from good to neutral to bad, and some of them are strangely connected to Kirsten through the actor she once looked up to.

Station Eleven has been sitting in my TBR for a while and it was really interesting to read it during a pandemic seeing the similarities and differences between the fictional Georgian Flu and the very real COVID-19. The writing pulled me in and created a world I could easily imagine both pre and post pandemic. I really did enjoy the pacing with quick chapters that jumped back and forth between pre and post pandemic between the connected characters: Kirsten, Jeevan, Arthur, Arthur's wives, and Arthur's son. I enjoyed the Station Eleven comic and the character's different interpretations of it and how that led them to act differently in the post-pandemic world. It was interesting to see what people found value in when the world as we know it is changed; the arts, religion, the past of new beginnings that definitely created some deep introspective and reflective moments I didn't have any expectations going into this book, I didn't dislike anything about it, but it definitely left me wanting more.

This book was received for free in return for an honest review. ( )
  Mishker | Sep 1, 2021 |
It seems I am willing to overlook a lot if I think a book is written well. The story Station Eleven tells is very engaging, very atmospheric, and, in my opinion, very dumb. But it was so engaging and atmospheric that I didn't care it was dumb.

One snowy night in Toronto, a famous actor suffers a fatal heart attack during a performance of King Lear. That same night, a deadly flu begins to spread throughout the city. It becomes a pandemic that kills off 99% of the world’s population. Fifteen years later, a travelling group of actors and musicians visits settlements across the Great Lakes region, performing Shakespeare for survivors. The troupe’s motto, taken from Star Trek: Voyager, is “Because survival is insufficient.” The story oscillates between pre- and post-apocalyptic settings, revealing how an individual’s actions can have a ripple effect across time.

What sets Station Eleven apart from other post-apocalyptic stories is the question of what place art could possibly have after the end of civilization. Unfortunately, this is the very thing that drove me nuts. For instance, this is the first post-apocalyptic world I've seen that is weirdly unconcerned with food. Like in [b:The Road|6288|The Road|Cormac McCarthy|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320606344s/6288.jpg|3355573] and [b:The Walking Dead|6465707|The Walking Dead, Compendium 1|Robert Kirkman|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1372552170s/6465707.jpg|6656179], survivors ransack abandoned houses for supplies. In Station Eleven, however, supplies include rosin for string instruments and a dress that can be used as a costume for Titania. Yeah, okay, "survival is insufficient," but I could not stop rolling my eyes.

While I thought it silly, I was never tempted to set the book aside. Emily Mandel's prose has an eerie, otherworldly quality to it that suits her story perfectly. Death and violence are observed with a detachment almost like that of a nature documentary:

“Of all of them there at the bar that night, the bartender was the one who survived the longest. He died three weeks later on the road out of the city.”

Oooh, shivers. ( )
  doryfish | Aug 20, 2021 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 637 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Station Eleven is not so much about apocalypse as about memory and loss, nostalgia and yearning; the effort of art to deepen our fleeting impressions of the world and bolster our solitude. Mandel evokes the weary feeling of life slipping away, for Arthur as an individual and then writ large upon the entire world.
afegit per zhejw | editaThe Guardian, Justine Jordan (Sep 25, 2014)
 
Survival may indeed be insufficient, but does it follow that our love of art can save us? If “Station Eleven” reveals little insight into the effects of extreme terror and misery on humanity, it offers comfort and hope to those who believe, or want to believe, that doomsday can be survived, that in spite of everything people will remain good at heart, and that when they start building a new world they will want what was best about the old.
afegit per zhejw | editaNew York Times, Sigrid Nunez (Sep 12, 2014)
 
Mandel’s solid writing and magnetic narrative make for a strong combination in what should be a breakout novel.
afegit per sturlington | editaKirkus Reviews (Jun 17, 2014)
 

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One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.

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