Friday, October 31, 2014

Book of the Week - Station Eleven

This amazing literary tour de force is also an excellent apocalyptic science fiction tale full of heart and emotion. Going back an forth in time in the lives of several characters who are linked in strange and round about ways, we come to know them and love them as the sum of the individual stories add up to a larger than life whole. It starts with an actor dropping dead on stage while playing King Lear and along the way we see his first love who draws a graphic novel that influences an insane prophet who is trying to take over the much diminished world following a global pandemic. But that is just a tiny part of the story. So many characters, so many stories, all entwined and woven together to come around into one of the best novels of the year.

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