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Free download Station Eleven Free read ½ Station Eleven õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Characters å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Emily St. John Mandel S 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 proph. I wanted and expected to enjoy this novel than I did There s much that s gripping and clever but it was spoiled for me by a sloppiness in its construction most notably an excess of half baked and obfuscating characters Was this novel rushed to cash in on the Hunger Games pandemic At times it comes across as a novel written with heart but eually it can seem sketchy and only half imagined Also should be said that it karaokes most other successful dystopian novels of recent times most obviously and by turns Cloud Atlas The Road The Hunger Games and Dog Star Primary weakness of this novel is its characters Too many and sometimes not only incidental to the story but clumsily obtrusive The novel has as its fulcrum two events a performance of King Lear immediately before the pandemic arrives when Arthur Leander has a fatal heart attack on stage and a dinner party when Miranda Arthur s first wife and the creator of the Station Eleven comic first realises her husband is betraying her The most unwanted character in the book Jeevan is present at both of these events first as a paparazzo then as a training paramedic A preposterous coincidence preparing us in some way for the tapestry of preposterous coincidences that follow and have to be accepted if the novel is going to work that might have been a brilliant stroke of mischievous humour if Jeevan had any other role to play in the novel But he doesn t Mandel simply uses him to dramatise the immediate aftermath of the epidemic But she has half a dozen other characters who could easily have performed this function In fact it would have given the Travelling Symphony body had she used Kirsten here the orchestra s principle character As it is the Symphony remains a sketched idea that flits in and out of the book with little body than reflected light Kirsten is another character who for me didn t work at all She seems like a photocopy of the heroine of The Hunger Games never even remotely convincing as a warrior child with her knife throwing expertise Conveniently we re not told what happened to her to justify her transition from innocent child to stalkerwarrior Everyone in the novel is a custodian another example of characters with cloned purposes Kirsten is the custodian of the Station Eleven comic but so too is Arthur s son Arthur s son is also the custodian of religious fervour Arthur s best friend is the custodian of the novel s museum the Travelling Symphony is the custodian of culture and another pointless character called Francois starts a newspaper and so becomes the custodian of the written word the interviews with Kirsten don t work at all except to make the Cloud Atlas shoplifting apparent So everyone s representing something and as a result with the exception of Miranda the creator and to a lesser extent Arthur the actor don t ever come alive in their own right Triumphs Mandel in essence is an admirable storyteller And the fluid shape of the novel is great Its flashbacking roving archaeological momentum almost like the act of nostalgia itself the novel is obsessively nostalgic most successfully through the imagery of the comics least successfully when nostalgia is constantly the subject of conversation Best character by a country mile is the Station Eleven comic and its creator Miranda The comic book is cleverly used as a kind of portal between the before and after and here the nostalgia theme is at its most poignant Whenever the comic was the novel s focal point it really held my interest Shame that it was cluttered with so many other cloned and conflicting narratives I couldn t help feeling if only someone had prompted Mandel to do one final draft Hew the thing into a polished form and think out some of the elements that weren t thoroughly thought out As commercial storytelling it s a good novel as literature it doesn t cut it for me More a collection of catchy pop songs than a moving cello sonata Darkness Before Dawn unwanted character in the book Jeevan is present at both of these events first as a paparazzo then as a training paramedic A preposterous coincidence preparing Enlightenment Now The Case for Reason Science Humanism and Progress us in some way for the tapestry of preposterous coincidences that follow and have to be accepted if the novel is going to work that might have been a brilliant stroke of mischievous humour if Jeevan had any other role to play in the novel But he doesn t Mandel simply Lost Souls uses him to dramatise the immediate aftermath of the epidemic But she has half a dozen other characters who could easily have performed this function In fact it would have given the Travelling Symphony body had she Swamp Foetus used Kirsten here the orchestra s principle character As it is the Symphony remains a sketched idea that flits in and out of the book with little body than reflected light Kirsten is another character who for me didn t work at all She seems like a photocopy of the heroine of The Hunger Games never even remotely convincing as a warrior child with her knife throwing expertise Conveniently we re not told what happened to her to justify her transition from innocent child to stalkerwarrior Everyone in the novel is a custodian another example of characters with cloned purposes Kirsten is the custodian of the Station Eleven comic but so too is Arthur s son Arthur s son is also the custodian of religious fervour Arthur s best friend is the custodian of the novel s museum the Travelling Symphony is the custodian of culture and another pointless character called Francois starts a newspaper and so becomes the custodian of the written word the interviews with Kirsten don t work at all except to make the Cloud Atlas shoplifting apparent So everyone s representing something and as a result with the exception of Miranda the creator and to a lesser extent Arthur the actor don t ever come alive in their own right Triumphs Mandel in essence is an admirable storyteller And the fluid shape of the novel is great Its flashbacking roving archaeological momentum almost like the act of nostalgia itself the novel is obsessively nostalgic most successfully through the imagery of the comics least successfully when nostalgia is constantly the subject of conversation Best character by a country mile is the Station Eleven comic and its creator Miranda The comic book is cleverly Shadows used as a kind of portal between the before and after and here the nostalgia theme is at its most poignant Whenever the comic was the novel s focal point it really held my interest Shame that it was cluttered with so many other cloned and conflicting narratives I couldn t help feeling if only someone had prompted Mandel to do one final draft Hew the thing into a polished form and think out some of the elements that weren t thoroughly thought out As commercial storytelling it s a good novel as literature it doesn t cut it for me More a collection of catchy pop songs than a moving cello sonata

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Free download Station Eleven Free read ½ Station Eleven õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Characters å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Emily St. John Mandel D 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 remain. Find all of my reviews at The thing with the new world is it s just horrifically short on elegance Everyone loved this book I m talking EVERYONE I have 1 yep ONE friend or person I follow on Goodreads who gave it less than 3 Stars In order to prove how much of an idiot I am and that no one should take my opinion seriously I will super giffify this review Station Eleven begins with the story of Arthur who passes away on stage while performing King Lear and of Jeevan the man who tried to resuscitate Arthur and of Kirsten a child actress who was also in the play and witnesses Arthur s death We then do the wibbly wobbly timey wimey thing that takes us to a dystopian future where 9999999% of the population was eradicated by the Georgian Flu and where Kirsten is still an actress only this time it is with the Traveling Symphony an actingmusical troupe who travels the wastelands of the Canadian side of the Great Lakes performing Shakespeare Then we flippy floppy back in time to hear Arthur and Jeevan s respective life stories The author also throws in a second coming of the Lord for good measureEveryone else talks about the crisp beautiful writing and how they couldn t put this book down and here I sit and have to confess that it took me three days to get through it and I generally read a book a day I can agree that the story and characters were intricately woven but my reaction to those characters and their stories Especially when it came to the story of the flu and the prophet No one can ever do the end of the worldsecond coming better than King did with The Stand I like my end of the world stories to grab me by the balls and not let go until I ve become a complete germaphobe who is terrified to leave the house for a few days after reading Station Eleven left me with a reaction kind of like this And for the flowery writing The notes I made to myself look like this No diving into pools of chlorinated water lit green from below No ball games played out under floodlights No porch lights with moths fluttering on summer nights No trains running under the surface of cities on the dazzling power of the electric third rail No cities No films No screens shining in the half light as people raise their phones above the crowd to take photographs of concert stages No concert stages lit by candy colored halogens no electronica punk electric guitars No pharmaceuticals No certainty of surviving a scratch on one s hand a cut on a finger while chopping vegetables for dinner a dog bite No flight No towns glimpsed from the sky through airplane windows No airplanes no reuests to put your tray table in its upright and locked position Followed by a brilliant comment by me SNOOZE Then once in a blue moon I have something like this I stood looking over my damaged home and tried to forget the sweetness of life on Earth With my genius observation Oooooh I like that I also have a bunch of highlights with notes to myself like Explain Will she explain Are they EVER going to explain this Guess what The answer is NOPEThen there s of this Consider the snow globe Consider the mind that invented those miniature storms the factory worker who turned sheets of plastic into white flakes of snow consider the white gloves on the hands of the woman who inserted the snow globes into boxes to be packed into larger boxes crates shipping containers Consider the card games played belowdecks in the evenings on the ship carrying the containers across the ocean Consider the signature on the shipping manifest when the ship reached port And my reaction of SOOOOOOOOO BORING I didn t like it but everyone else did so I say give it a shot And if you end up disagreeing with my opinion Ha Just kidding If you want an actual review that gives a well stated counterpoint to this one and uses words instead of pictures to do so check out Kaora s


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  • Hardcover
  • 333
  • Station Eleven
  • Emily St. John Mandel
  • English
  • 23 March 2018
  • 9780385353304