You must read Station Eleven

“Survival is Insufficient”

Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel is a beautiful and evocative funeral for the modern world. It is a reflective wake, a melancholic and introspective analysis of what it means to be alive now, and how rapidly and irrevocably life can change. St John Mandel creates a substance and beauty in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of her world that I’ve rarely experienced when dealing with these themes. She champions humanity. We see how people face their end, and how people treat with what is left behind. We see the far reaching implications of decisions made and actions taken, their ripples and the resulting effects. We see that there is good in people, and hope, even as the world falls to ruin. This book is the finest novel of this type that I’ve encountered since Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.Read More »