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Station Eleven
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
2014 National Book Award FinalistA New York Times BestsellerAn audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilizations collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of King Lear. Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthurs chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside an apartment, watching out the window as cars clog the highways, gunshots ring out, and life disintegrates around them. Fifteen years later, Kirsten is an actress with the Traveling Symphony. Together, this small troupe moves between the settlements of an altered world, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors. Written on their caravan, and tattooed on Kirstens arm is a line from Star Trek: Because survival is insufficient. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who digs graves for anyone who dares to leave. Spanning decades, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic,this suspenseful, elegiac novel is rife with beauty. As Arthur falls in and out of love, as Jeevan watches the newscasters say their final good-byes, and as Kirsten finds herself caught in the crosshairs of the prophet, we see the strange twists of fate that connect them all.A novel of art, memory, and ambition,Station Eleventells 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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Julz422
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This was tough to read in our current times, but interesting characters and story. I wish I had a little more resolution with some of the characters.

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Leftcoastzen
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Since I just read this , it is hard to imagine how I would feel about this book pre Covid .In the first days of our lockdown I was trying not to picture scenes as drastic in this novel happening IRL.The writing is beautiful, the book atmospheric. That the arts make a comeback & that there is a museum of now useless artifacts was fascinating.Of course there‘s an evil prophet, there would have to be, though my least favorite part of the book.

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j9brown
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Not sure this lived up to the hype for me but it was really beautifully written and I did get pretty invested in some of the character's stories. But not all.

KatieDid927 Fair! 3w
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HeyT
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Every time the Cabazon Dinosaurs do a new paint job my mom, grandma, and I make the trek out to take a new pic. But one of the best parts of the trip is that half way home we stop for lunch and then go through the large Barnes and Noble next to the restaurant. Today my haul included the tagged as well as Hall of Smoke and Temple of No God.

Clwojick I love this tradition 🤍 4w
Smrloomis Love this 👍🏽😁 and also I enjoyed Station Eleven so much! Hope it works for you too! 4w
Leftcoastzen Cool! 3w
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Bibliophile_22
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Station Eleven reawakened certain feelings and fears of mine from COVID 2020. Although, not always a page turner the characters make this eerie novel come to life.

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MrsHood
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Yes, I‘m still reading this. I‘m slow! It was making me a bit depressed too. But I talked about it with my book club friend who‘s reading it, and she said one theme is that life was still difficult before the apocalypse, which to me means life is as difficult as you make it to be. We‘re not just victims of our lives, we are the main drivers. I do like this book!

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Cosmos_Moon
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This book gave me nightmares, combined with some snippets of my current audio (Katie Couric‘s Going There). Imaginative, emotional and doesn‘t seem that far fetched. Wonderful characters and character development. I felt vested in them. Book wrapped up well, too. I heard there‘s a series (Netflix?)… has anyone seen it? Want to watch it with some friends after passing around the book.

CuriousG I loved the adaptation! That being said, there are some significant deviations from source material so you need to be open to that if you're going to watch it. It stays true to the overall concept though. 3mo
Cosmos_Moon @CuriousG thanks! I‘m glad to hear it was good. It is a given that there will be deviations from the novel. I was trying to figure out some scenes in my head as I was reading. I could see how some embellishments would be good. 3mo
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Samary
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Read this the first time in 2018 w a physical copy and I thought it was ok.
I either gave the book to my mom or donated it, so I rented the audiobook from the library and I liked it better this time!
I don‘t typically reread, but I watched the show, and it was awful. Such a jumbled pretentious mess that I HAD to reread. The book is miles better. (My opinion is the minority on the show)

JazzFeathers Of, goodness. Is the Shaw that bad? I haven't read the book yet, but l have it in my TBR and intend to read it... Sooner or later. 3mo
Samary @JazzFeathers I felt the show was that bad hahaha. I had a really nice discussion w a friend who liked it (he had never read the book) the book is good, there is one thing about it I didn‘t like much but the audio was better for me. I hope you like it when you get to it!! 3mo
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LitThot
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Mehso-so

Let me start by saying, this book isn‘t bad at all; it kept my interest enough that I was able to read it in 4 days. I like how she weaved a story about different people far away from each other in both time and distance but still intricately connected to each other.

I agree that it lacks in depth a little. Also, the beginning is slow and the story doesn‘t pick up pace until half way through.

You could pick a much worse book to read, however.

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Mehso-so

“A novel of art, memory, and ambition, 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.”

I wanted to love this book, but I only kinda liked it. It kept me interested with the way it wove the characters & the before and after together. But it kept getting close to something meaningful and beautiful, then would focus on something else. I wanted more depth

AFrostCauseReads This book VERY much reminded me of Cloud Cuckoo Land. But that is a masterpiece, and this one felt like the quick and dirty/baby version of it. 3mo
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julesG
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Mehso-so

A #MarmiteBook.

I'm not sure whether it's the characters that I didn't connect with, or the prose that I found a bit too much sometimes. Or the jumping around the timeline from before the epidemic to after? Or maybe I missed some more background information about this dystopian world?

#MountTBR -1 😁

TrishB I loved this one but hated Glass Hotel- not sure how eager I am for the next one! 3mo
fredamans I didn't like this one that much either, but I loved her not-so-popular read, The Singer's Gun. 3mo
BarbaraBB And I didn‘t love this one but did love The Glass Hotel 🤷🏻‍♀️😉 3mo
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mcctrish Oh I loved this. Although I read pre-pandemic? I was so happy the Arts survived to brighten our lives 3mo
Cathythoughts I did like the book. Not so sure about the marmite 🤔😬 3mo
Lindy @mcctrish I loved it too, especially the message about the Arts being what makes us human. @julesG : I‘m sorry it didn‘t work for you. I have been fussier than ever about my books lately, that they really have to match my mood. Is it possible that‘s what happened with Station Eleven? 3mo
julesG @Lindy I don't think it was a mood thing. I would have put it away otherwise. Religious zealots in dystopian novels don't work well for me. Further I'm always hoping people want to return to some sort of pre-catastrophe life rather than just accepting the situation as is and finding their niche in it. It's how I am wired, always trying to solve the problem. 🥴 3mo
julesG @Cathythoughts Smuggled the marmite home from Gladstone's. The kids fell on it. It's harder to get here since the British Forces moved out. So it's a special treat now and then. 3mo
julesG @TrishB @BarbaraBB Glass Hotel is on my list, since I have Sea of Tranquility as an ARC, and we wanted to read it for the Gladstonerds book club. 3mo
julesG @fredamans I'll keep this book in mind. Thanks. 3mo
BarbaraBB I can‘t wait to read Sea of Tranquility! 3mo
Lindy @julesG But what if our current society is the problem? 3mo
julesG @Lindy I'm not sure how to answer this. Not that I think you expect an answer. There is so much wrong with society today, yet there is also so much "right". 3mo
Lindy @julesG Yes, I posed a rhetorical question, but I think it‘s an important subject to think about. I like it when authors explore the question in fiction. Actually, I like it in nonfiction too: I‘m currently listening to 3mo
RaeLovesToRead This is a weird one. I gave it 3 stars when I read it for various reasons, but it's haunted me since. I remember it's atmosphere, but the characters and storyline weren't as memorable. @BarbaraBB @TrishB I have Glass Hotel to read too... interested to know which I'll prefer! 3mo
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MrsHood
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“Hell is the absence of the people you long for.”

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MrsMalaprop
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Bloody hell this was good. @Rissreads recommended it ages ago & my husband, a dystopian fiction aficionado, read her copy. He gave it an Ok, but didn‘t share her enthusiasm, so I didn‘t bother to read it, not being a huge fan of the genre.
Then someone chose The Glass Hotel for book club & I liked the writing, so my husband bought me a copy of Station Eleven for my birthday.
The lesson here? Listen to @Rissreads when she recommends a book 😆👍.

Freespirit Yes I enjoyed this also! 3mo
Karons1 Watching on prime at the moment ; the tv version is weird but strangely addictive I think 🤔 the book 📖 would be much better 3mo
LeeRHarry Still one of my faves 😊 and yes @Rissreads has great recs! 3mo
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Rissreads I‘m soooooooo happy you finally read it and loved it Serena! I‘m thinking of revisiting it this year. ♥️ Awwwww thanks @LeeRHarry you have made my day! 3mo
LeeRHarry @Rissreads that makes me happy 😊 Relatively Famous is still one of my faves and I have you to thank for that one 😊 for some reason I haven‘t been seeing your posts on here - why does that happen sometimes? 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3mo
Rissreads @LeeRHarry I have been a bit quiet lately 3mo
MrsMalaprop @Karons1 Yes, I had heard it was being dramatised & wanted to read it beforehand. 3mo
Megabooks This is in my top 5 all time and I also loved her latest 3mo
Jeg I loved it too. Not my usual read. Then I watched the series and enjoyed that too. 3mo
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MrsHood
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Ah, I was going to go to a local book club tonight for my first time, and it got rescheduled to next Wednesday without a reason, via meetup. :( we were going to talk about the first half of Station Eleven. I guess I have more time to get to the halfway point and beyond! Yay!

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mackelie
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This was an unusual read for me. I didn‘t think I would enjoy a book about Georgian flu, travelling theatre, apocalyptic world, comic book and famous actor‘s life story in one.

Still not sure what was the point of all of it! Have I missed something important? Please let me know!

I would rate it as a ‘pick‘ just because I was captivated throughout. I couldn‘t really put it down!

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Caitlin89
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Who knew a book about the end of civilization - no, the end of civilization as we know it to be - could be so magical. It's post-apocolyptic, but tender and true. Because Emily St. John Mandel has captured that thing that makes me love Steinbeck and the other sad literary writers: the human heart is relentless in hope and survival. Which is why as long as we are here, civilization of some sort, the small beautiful things in life, will remain.

CuriousG This book was so wonderful. The tv adaptation was also very good...which is a phrase I dont say often. I have her next book on pre-order and it gets released tomorrow!! 3mo
Caitlin89 @CuriousG oh neat! I didn't know there was a television adaptation! I'm excited to check it out! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This one has been on my tbr shelf for years! 3mo
Caitlin89 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks definitely worth the read! I'd probably never have read it if my old college friend hadn't given me this copy. I'm so glad she did! 3mo
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MrsHood
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Is this going to get really scary? I never read horror - but I heard this book could be categorized as such. I am reading cautiously, on page 79 or so!

Caitlin89 It's not scary! It gets a touch suspenseful at one point, but never scary. I just finished it today and loved it. Looking forward to your review! 3mo
MrsHood Thanks @Caitlin89 I appreciate it!!! 3mo
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julesG
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Lazy Sunday.

Have crocheted a few triangles for my blanket. It's a bit larger than one square metre at the moment and I'm running out of scrap yarn. 🙁 Which is a sentence I have never thought I'd utter.

Eventually started Station Eleven - why haven't I read this sooner?

#CrochetersOfLitsy #HookersOfLitsy 😉
#LitsyCrafters @curiouserandcurioser @Catsandbooks

cariashley Jealous that you‘re starting it, it‘s so good! 3mo
TrishB I loved this ♥️ 3mo
Cathythoughts I loved this too ❤️❤️ 3mo
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Johanna414 I guess you'll have to add a few other projects in to make some more scrap yarn? 3mo
julesG @Johanna414 That would mean knitting socks. I hate knitting socks. Whomever gets the one pair per year that I can persuade myself to make, can consider themselves love-bombed by me. 🤪 I'll probably just start on some of the skeins of sock yarn I have lying around. 3mo
Johanna414 @julesG I just started knitting socks a few months ago and I love it! I like how portable they are 3mo
curiouserandcurioser @julesG i love all the beautiful colors💜 3mo
julesG @Johanna414 My problem with socks is that my inbuilt critic/pedant/perfectionist demands that a pair of socks has to have identical socks. Not just the colour changes and the stitch pattern need to line up, but also same amount of rounds for each part of the sock. Which, strangely enough, makes the heel my biggest nemesis. I have no idea why socks are my crafting Achilles' heel (no pun intended). 3mo
Johanna414 @julesG haha I'm the exact opposite - the stripe pattern on my current pair is one row off on sock two and I didnt catch it until after I had done the heel. So I just shrugged and kept working... i just tell myself they'll be inside a shoe so no one will care 🤣 3mo
Catsandbooks Maybe friends nearby have yarn scraps? Enjoying the progress! 3mo
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MrsMalaprop
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Is there anyone who has read both The Glass Hotel and Station Eleven? I read the former about 6 months ago and am #currentlyreading the latter.

I am feeling a tremendous sense of deja vu reading the scenes with Miranda & Arthur at their house in the Hollywood Hills. Am wondering if there‘s some crossover, like the two Kate Atkinson novels. Maybe Miranda & Arthur are characters in both books 🤔? Or maybe they just feel similar?

Kimberlone I believe that the author has said the two books exist in alternate realities (I think she described it comparing to “sliding doors”). Apparently Vincent will also appear in her new book Sea of Tranquility. 3mo
MrsMalaprop Thanks @kimberlone 🙏 3mo
Kangaj1 Yes, all three books are connected. I skipped Glass Hotel and loved Sea of Tranquility, Now I want to go back and read all three with that in mind. 3mo
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BooknerdsLife
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Reading #StationEleven during lunch
This one has been on my TBR for years, but the hypes around it had stopped me from picking it up, now it's the hypes that made me curious about it all over again.
Honestly, I don't know if this is the best time or worst time to read this book... provided it's about lives before and after a pandemic, it really does strike a nerve there. Nonetheless, it's written beautifully & I'm hooked.

#CurrentRead #scifi

MrsMalaprop I am just starting this one too! And same same, wondering about the timing 🤔🦠😷 3mo
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Addison_Reads
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#SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

The airport is a key setting in this book and although they are no longer operating, there are #Airplanes.

This is one of my all-time favorite books. I'm only halfway through the series, but so far I'm liking it.

LindaLappin I agree. Fantastic choice for #airplane. I have only read this one, but loved the Shakespearian actors roaming around like those characters in Bergman's 7th Seal. One thing tho--I wish she had done more world building on how they managed after the shut down. Surely some nerds knew how to harness electricity from car batteries -- how to construct wind mills x power. etc.Needed more input from the survivalists. 💙 💛 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ✈️📚👍🏻 3mo
jlhammar Yes, perfect! Can't believe this one didn't even cross my mind for this prompt. I loved the book too. Even though they made some huge changes with the HBO series, I thought they really worked and still felt true to the spirit of the book. I loved it. So moving. 3mo
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 3mo
WJCintron I have it on my TBR! Can't wait to read it! 3mo
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JLaurenceCohen
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I'm still kind of stunned at how much the show elevated the premise of the novel into a transcendent experience. The book is good but the series is incredible.

jlhammar Yes, agree completely! 4mo
BooknerdsLife That's so lovely to hear, cannot wait to watch the series! But first, I'll need to finish the book. 😅 3mo
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WellReadCatLady
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Such a great book! Finally read it after many years in my tbr pile.

DHill One of my favorite books! 4mo
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IndoorDame
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This has been on my TBR for ages, so I‘m grateful to #PopSugar #BecomingAFilmOrTVSeriesIn2022 to get me to read it, & I‘m excited to see the adaptation! As I read this I wondered how it would have affected me differently if I‘d read it pre-pandemic. I know during the early days of lockdown I kept thinking how it felt like we were living in some of the dystopian novels I‘d read, & I‘m not sure I‘d have wanted this to be part of my mental library.

CuriousG The adaptation is *wonderful*! Of course I've had enough distance between reading the book and watching that I didn't feel the need to compare the two. It doesn't follow the book completely, but I was totally enthralled and couldn't stop watching. 4mo
IndoorDame @CuriousG exciting! I hadn‘t actually heard any reviews of the adaptation. Thanks!! 4mo
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JLaurenceCohen
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There are lots of subtle differences between the novel and the HBO series. The show took good material and honed it down to its most tense, most dramatic form. The novel is a little more direct, often stating how characters feel.

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The prose was perfect. Well written. Excellent descriptions and I enjoyed the timeline. I didn‘t care for Arthur nor his contribution. Knowing where the book is set, why not go to Niagara Falls? Would have solved a lot of problems. Not to mention all the farms in the area. I thought that was a major plot hole.

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Great read. A page turner

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Hillea2
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This one hit really close to home so it was a lot to think about. I liked reading all of the different perspectives and it was a page-turner! Can‘t wait to watch the show.

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JLaurenceCohen
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After watching the extraordinary HBO series, I had to read the novel.

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I‘m glad that I watched the tv series to have some sort of premise at the same time as the book, even though they somewhat veered away from each other in certain areas, because I found the book confusing at times, and could not see ‘the bigger picture‘ or ‘the story behind the story‘. I know people with more creative minds than mine will love this, but my more analytical mind had a harder time with it.

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ARTDJG
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🎥 I find the HBOMax series writing far more powerful and profound.

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Pausing reading The Dark Half even though I'm enjoying it, because I have an undeniable craving to re-read this. Have bought a paper copy from Book Depository but not waiting for it to arrive!

TrishB You have to go with the flow! 5mo
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Cathyloves2read
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What an excellent, but scary, book this was. I literally read it from cover to cover in just over a day. It‘s been a while since I‘ve read a book that quickly. The subject matter of this book was spot on. Who would have thought that a large scale pandemic could hit back when the book was published in 2015? Thank goodness we‘re not as bad off as the characters in this story. Now I will start the series based on this book that is on HBO Max.

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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This book is transcendent. Absolutely amazing in characters, plotting, and weaving a tapestry of time shifts and story arcs. She blends gentleness with brutality so well. I regret not having read it in 2014 and three times since. OTOH, I really did NOT like what the adaptation did to the story especially The Prophet.

For all my thoughts read the full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2022 #booked2022 #adaptedforsmallscreen

Cinfhen Ohhhh, is it now available as a miniseries???? So disappointed to hear the adaptation wasn‘t true to the book 😬 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Yes, HBO adapted it. I put a couple of links in my review if you‘re curious! 5mo
TheKidUpstairs I loved this book. And everything I've read of hers. I'm always entranced by her voice and perspective. I've got a pre-order in for 5mo
Soubhiville I‘m watching the adaptation now (slowly- it‘s a bit triggering!), and then plan a reread. Of course the book is better 😉. 5mo
jlhammar I really liked the book, but absolutely loved the HBO adaptation. They made big changes, but they really worked for me. So moving. 5mo
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I finished the ten part HBO series of this last night. The story bounced around too much for my husband but the last episode completely absorbed him! I was much more engaged the whole way through since I‘d read the book and could follow what was happening better. If you‘ve read it already, I recommend the series. So interesting to see the characters come alive.

AmyG I‘m enjoying it. And yes, it helps that I read the book. I think it is very well done. 5mo
Cortg I finished the tv series Saturday night. It‘s been years since I read the book and I really enjoyed the show. I thought it was very well done! 5mo
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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 165.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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DMC_run8
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I know I'm late to the party but I'm so glad I didn't read this before 2020! This is the first book to give me nightmares in recent memory. 5⭐️

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speljamr
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Just finished this one. Such a great read, both as a literary gem and a post apocalyptic novel. Now on to watch the TV show.

#sciencefiction #scifi

jlhammar The HBO adaptation is amazing! They did make some big changes, but it really worked and stayed true to the spirit of the book. Enjoy! 5mo
Anya91 I just finished the book also. I really liked the book even though it‘s a bit darker than the show. 5mo
DHill One of my favorite books ever. 5mo
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TheSpineView It is a great book! 5mo
Kammbia1 This was a good read. 5mo
TNbookworm I loved this book! 5mo
Benthecatlover I loved this book ! 5mo
Traceymclean I loved this book too....just finished watching the series and didn't think the series was as easy to follow especially if you hadn't read the book first (loved the lead actor in the series though!). 5mo
Juliev I read this pre-pandemic, may feel different reading it post-pandemic. Enjoyed it either way. 5mo
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cariashley
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I‘m 4 episodes into the show and I couldn‘t stop myself from getting out my copy to reread some of my favorite parts. Page 228 wrecked me when I read it the first time. It‘s amazing how viscerally strong of a reaction I have to the show when it‘s been ~6 years since I read it - rare but some books just have that impact. Just a phenomenal book, and the show is actually doing it justice.

Dragon Loved this book - 💚🐉 5mo
peanutnine I love this book ❤️ I want to watch the series but don't want to pay for HBO max 😔 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I just finished the series, I'm going to have to do a reread myself. 5mo
Kimberlone Also loved the book, and I thought the show was excellent. I appreciate that the show is its own thing, though, and I‘ll be able to revisit the book just for itself. 5mo
Breanne1 Having you say the show does it justice has helped me want to watch it now. I was so worried it would ruin a book I loved. 5mo
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Anya91
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Just finished this book after first watching the series on HBO Max. Yes there are major differences in the plot but overall both stories are both very good ☺️

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laur89
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Addicting. 11/5 ⭐️. Even though the story is heavily post-apocalyptic, it‘s still so human in the way the character‘s lives overlap & the survivors find ways to begin again while remembering their old lives. Mandel writes the characters so well that I almost forgot it centered around a pandemic. I could (and will) talk about this book to everyone I know!

P.S. I definitely set this as my laptop screen as it was giving me post-Georgia Flu vibes…

AmyG I am also enjoying the HBO show. I think it‘s really well done. (So far at 4 episodes) 5mo
laur89 @AmyG It‘s on my list to watch! I‘m looking forward to it. 5mo
CuriousG Love this book! I just started watching the series today...I've already cried. 5mo
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laur89
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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I haven‘t been able to put this down since I started it last night! I‘m already on chapter 19. Something about the parallel between this epidemic and the current state of the world is really drawing me in to the story. I like how there‘s a balance of times before and during the Collapse. Definitely a page turner!

Megabooks My all-time favorite book! 💜 5mo
ItsAnotherJen Great book!! 5mo
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vivastory
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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I just watched the first 2 episodes of the adaptation & I really enjoyed it! It's been years since I've read the book, so I'm a bit hazy on how faithful it is, but so far I'm pretty pleased.

Cathythoughts Sounds good. I loved the book 5mo
Lesliereadsalot Just finished watching the series and it was terrific. Recommending it to everyone! 5mo
Lcsmcat I had the same reaction. I read the book years ago, and some things I remember very clearly (and are accurate in the show) but other things I just don‘t remember. I might need to reread it. 5mo
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Kangaj1 We just finished the series and it was fantastic! I also want to reread the book now! 5mo
vivastory @Cathythoughts I'm really looking forward to her new one too! 5mo
vivastory @Lesliereadsalot Glad to hear that you enjoyed it! 5mo
vivastory @Lcsmcat I'm a bit tempted to reread it, but I'm also reminded that I need to read her other books too 📚📚 5mo
vivastory @Kangaj1 I think it'd be interesting to reread right before her new one 5mo
readordierachel I'm so glad to hear it's good. I think I'm gonna reread it before diving in, but we'll see if I have the patience 5mo
vivastory @readordierachel I hear ya, so many books.... 5mo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Survival is insufficient". This book is literature. Really beautiful writing , Brilliant character development and connection that symbolize's the theme of human connection throughout the book. The imagery of the collapse of civilization in this book is so haunting . Hard to believe it was written in 2014. It is thought provoking , lyrical , a great place to the weaving of time lines and I couldn't put it down.

Kgaudiuso Can‘t wait to read it! 6mo
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Is anyone else watching the HBO series? Just stunning! I loved the book and the series does not disappoint!

Prairiegirl_reading I have it on my list. Glad to hear that it‘s good. 6mo
Cortg I rarely watch tv, but since I had read the book and my hubby hadn't watched it yet, we decided to start it. I'm more than halfway in and really enjoying it. It's been years since I've read the book so I don't remember it super well, which may help. I like the actors/actresses in the show. 6mo
Oryx I can't wait to watch this - coming to UK soon I think 6mo
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DHill This is one of my favorite books so I‘ve held off watching the series. Happy to hear the positive review of the series. 6mo
AmyG I am a few episodes in. Like @Cortg I don‘t remember the story well as I read it a long time ago. So far the show is great. 6mo
Soubhiville I‘ve watched the first two episodes and it‘s really good so far! Like @AmyG and @Cortg it‘s been years since I read it. Someday I‘ll get around to a reread. 6mo
Readergrrl It‘s been years since I read the novel too, but now I want to reread it! Jevan and Frank just break my heart!! 6mo
Kimberlone Loved the book, loving the show! I think the finale comes out tonight so I will be finishing after work! 6mo
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RamsFan1963
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Crazeedi Are you same handle on storygraph? I'm crazeedi73 6mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in❣️Station 11 sounds good! 6mo
Bookishlie Sent you a friend request on StoryGraph! I‘m still Bookishlie:) 6mo
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RamsFan1963 @Crazeedi Yes its ramsfan1963 there also 6mo
RamsFan1963 @Bookishlie I accepted your friend request on StoryGraph 6mo
Crazeedi @RamsFan1963 I'm late to see this but I'll be sure to follow you! 5mo
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Lizwarnerpdx
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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I know there‘s a new show on HBO based on this book so I thought I‘d read it. After reading it though, I‘m not sure I want to watch the show. I assume it‘s beautiful - the boo makes me think that. But the story is a bit heavy and depressing and full of regret. It‘s a pandemic story that quickly (within days) kills most of the population and how those who survived lives intersect.