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Station Eleven
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
A National Book Award FinalistA PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of"King Lear."That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed."
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Susanita
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What a great question! Except that I would say that every English teacher was my favorite at the time. I‘d like to think that any of them would be glad to know I‘m still a reader and would enjoy a good conversation about something more contemporary than the works of William Shakespeare or other dead white guys. Tagged book would be a good place to start. #sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz Your answer made me laugh out loud! Thank you for sharing! 2mo
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wideeyedreader
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Pickpick

This wasn‘t as hard to read as I feared, and I found myself caring about and being interested in the characters—which is good, as this is a very character-focused novel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BookwormAHN
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Pickpick

I absolutely loved this book. It mostly centers around 3 people and their connections on the night the plague hit. Arthur who dies on stage that night, Jeevan who tried to save him and Kirsten who was on stage with Arthur as one of the children in King Lear.
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#Booked2022 #SetInACanadianProvince @Cinfhen @alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
Cinfhen One of my all time favorite reads!!! 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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#two4tuesday

1. I‘ve read both, but more apocalyptic books. I‘d love to read more alternate history! As long as the story is good, I‘m good with either.
2. The tagged book. I loved it!

If you want to play, consider yourself tagged! 🤗

TheSpineView Great choice! Thanks for playing! 3mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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If you can read my scruffiest handwriting, these were my favourite quotes from Station Eleven. I'm planning a re-read soon.

"A trapdoor waiting under every word"

"If you are the light, if your enemies are darkness, then there's nothing that you cannot justify."

DaveGreen7777 I must say, your handwriting is much better than most doctor‘s are! 😁 ✍️ 3mo
Pogue I have a quote journal! I have kept one for years. I love looking back on what I have read and what meant something to me. 3mo
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 Normally my handwriting is much nicer than this 😳😅 See any of my bookspin bingo lists / squares for a sample... 😉🤣 3mo
RaeLovesToRead @Pogue I love my quotes journal. I was going to start another one because I'm running out of space, but since I've started using Litsy, I'm tending to type them out on here, then screenshot, instead. 3mo
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Susanita
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Megabooks One of my all time favorites! 4mo
Susanita @Megabooks Me too! 4mo
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EverydayImReading
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I love her writing and this is an excellent read. So many S books. Also I must mention The Shining S King. A secret history Donna Tartt Slade house David Mitchell. A short history of nearly everything Bill Bryson. #alphabetgame.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 4mo
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galueth28
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Pickpick

I couldn't put this one down. Loved the characters and the way their lives touched and were intertwined with eachother.

Read for #bookspin

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Kangaj1
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Here is my list for #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo @thearomaofbooks

I am not sure I will read all of the #AuthorAMonth listed @Soubhiville, but they are placeholders so I can see if I like them.

Also listed #TBRDeckOfCards @clwojick - I already ruled one other one out this week.
#Booked2022 (almost done with this one!) @cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @barbarathebibliophage
#Roll100 @PuddleJumper

Cinfhen Ohhhh, I almost forgot/ it‘s time to think about #BookSpinAugust !!!! Hi @TheAromaofBooks 👋🏽♥️ 4mo
PuddleJumper Awesome! I forgot about #bookspin too, gotta make my list! 🤣 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! @Cinfhen @PuddleJumper - I'm just getting ready to post the reminder post for AUGUST! 😲 MIND. BLOWN. 😂 4mo
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TheRiehlDeal
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Bailedbailed

I‘m 11 chapters into this book and I can‘t bring myself to read another chapter. There are parts where it‘s hard to follow and is thus losing my confidence in continuing further. I see it has a great rating on here, so I guess it‘s just me.

readingjedi Not just you - I wasn't that impressed by it either 🤷🏼‍♀️ 5mo
IamIamIam I listened to this so it was much easier to follow. I was so haunted by this, prepandemic of course... 5mo
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Veebee
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'No one seems to have noticed that Miranda‘s saying very little. “I wish you‘d try a little harder,” Arthur has said to her once or twice, but she knows she‘ll never belong here no matter how hard she tries. These are not her people. She is marooned on a strange planet. The best she can do is pretend to be unflappable when she isn‘t.'

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Julz422
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
Pickpick

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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Pickpick

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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Pickpick

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! 6mo
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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 🤍 6mo
Smrloomis Love this 👍🏽😁 and also I enjoyed Station Eleven so much! Hope it works for you too! 6mo
Leftcoastzen Cool! 6mo
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galueth28
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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Bibliophile_22
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Pickpick

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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Pickpick

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. 8mo
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. 8mo
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Samary
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Pickpick

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. 8mo
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!! 8mo
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Michaelalynn
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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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AFrostCauseReads
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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. 8mo
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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! 8mo
fredamans I didn't like this one that much either, but I loved her not-so-popular read, The Singer's Gun. 8mo
BarbaraBB And I didn‘t love this one but did love The Glass Hotel 🤷🏻‍♀️😉 8mo
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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 8mo
Cathythoughts I did like the book. Not so sure about the marmite 🤔😬 8mo
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? 8mo
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. 🥴 8mo
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. 8mo
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. 8mo
julesG @fredamans I'll keep this book in mind. Thanks. 8mo
BarbaraBB I can‘t wait to read Sea of Tranquility! 8mo
Lindy @julesG But what if our current society is the problem? 8mo
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". 8mo
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 8mo
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! 8mo
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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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Pickpick

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! 8mo
Karons1 Watching on prime at the moment ; the tv version is weird but strangely addictive I think 🤔 the book 📖 would be much better 8mo
LeeRHarry Still one of my faves 😊 and yes @Rissreads has great recs! 8mo
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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! 8mo
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? 🤷🏼‍♀️ 8mo
Rissreads @LeeRHarry I have been a bit quiet lately 8mo
MrsMalaprop @Karons1 Yes, I had heard it was being dramatised & wanted to read it beforehand. 8mo
Megabooks This is in my top 5 all time and I also loved her latest 8mo
Jeg I loved it too. Not my usual read. Then I watched the series and enjoyed that too. 8mo
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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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Pickpick

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!! 8mo
Caitlin89 @CuriousG oh neat! I didn't know there was a television adaptation! I'm excited to check it out! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This one has been on my tbr shelf for years! 8mo
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! 8mo
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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! 8mo
MrsHood Thanks @Caitlin89 I appreciate it!!! 8mo
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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! 8mo
TrishB I loved this ♥️ 8mo
Cathythoughts I loved this too ❤️❤️ 8mo
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Johanna414 I guess you'll have to add a few other projects in to make some more scrap yarn? 8mo
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. 8mo
Johanna414 @julesG I just started knitting socks a few months ago and I love it! I like how portable they are 8mo
curiouserandcurioser @julesG i love all the beautiful colors💜 8mo
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). 8mo
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 🤣 8mo
Catsandbooks Maybe friends nearby have yarn scraps? Enjoying the progress! 8mo
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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. 8mo
MrsMalaprop Thanks @kimberlone 🙏 8mo
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. 8mo
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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 🤔🦠😷 8mo
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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. 💙 💛 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ✈️📚👍🏻 9mo
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. 9mo
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 9mo
WJCintron I have it on my TBR! Can't wait to read it! 8mo
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JLaurenceCohen
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Pickpick

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! 9mo
BooknerdsLife That's so lovely to hear, cannot wait to watch the series! But first, I'll need to finish the book. 😅 9mo
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WellReadCatLady
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Pickpick

Such a great book! Finally read it after many years in my tbr pile.

DHill One of my favorite books! 9mo
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IndoorDame
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IndoorDame
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Pickpick

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. 9mo
IndoorDame @CuriousG exciting! I hadn‘t actually heard any reviews of the adaptation. Thanks!! 9mo
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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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MK_Liddiard
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Mehso-so

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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klu13
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Pickpick

Great read. A page turner

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Hillea2
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Pickpick

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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Mehso-so

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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Mehso-so

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

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Balibee146
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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! 10mo
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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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Pickpick

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 😬 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Yes, HBO adapted it. I put a couple of links in my review if you‘re curious! 10mo
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 10mo
Soubhiville I‘m watching the adaptation now (slowly- it‘s a bit triggering!), and then plan a reread. Of course the book is better 😉. 10mo
jlhammar I really liked the book, but absolutely loved the HBO adaptation. They made big changes, but they really worked for me. So moving. 10mo
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OutAndAbout
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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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. 10mo
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! 10mo
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yoavshai
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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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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