Tag Archives: Station Eleven

Reading Challenge from January 2015

It’s Mother’s Day here in France – so go ahead and indulge me. Am totally smitten by a beautiful yet much unneeded book I ended up buying (myself, any excuse) in W H Smith on the rue de Rivoli just recently … Continue reading

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“All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr (2014) – book review

“No two persons ever read the same book.” Emily St. John Mandel quoted Edmund Wilson at the recent book reading at Shakespeare and Company, in reference to her “Station Eleven” narration, and this book is perhaps the perfect example of … Continue reading

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“How To Be Both” by Ali Smith (2014) – book review

Ali Smith is a genius. She is undoubtedly a contender for ‘author of the year’. And this is quite possibly the write-up of the times (hers, not mine, goes without saying), although the jacket cover, while being very alluring, is … Continue reading

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“Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel (2014) – book review

What this brilliant new read is NOT : It is not a science fiction novel. It is not a thriller or solely a dystopian vision of a post-apocalyptic world. It is not just about pandemics or Shakespeare or nostalgia or … Continue reading

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