Standalone Sunday – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

 

Standalone Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by  Megan @ bookslayerreads. On Standalone Sunday I feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that I love or would recommend!

I’ve seen this meme before but never participated, but  today I thought – go for it!!
And how absolutely perfect for a Sunday.

My first feature goes to:

Station Eleven

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 9th 2014 by Knopf

Amazing, amazing, amazing.

This novel was an utter delight. It was fascinating, spellbinding and I wished it would have gone on for much longer. The storyline was unique and the world that was left behind was captivating. It was perfect in so many ways.

5 stars

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 Travelling 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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