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:
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.
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.