Station Eleven

Station Eleven

Set in the days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the 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 a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and 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 remains—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 prophet.

Title:Station Eleven
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385353304
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    Station Eleven Reviews

  • Melanie

    "Survival is insufficient".Star Trek: VoyagerNovels whose premise strips away the world as we know it can be tricky territory. They can be innately dramatic, overwrought, didactic and riddled with Big...

  • Maggie Stiefvater

    I don't know if you will like this book. It's a very particular kind of book done very well, which is not remotely a promise that you will like it. The jacket copy is not untrue, but it also isn't hel...

  • Rick Riordan

    Adult speculative fictionEven since reading The Stand by Stephen King when I was a kid, I’ve had a soft spot for apocalyptic plagues that wipe out humanity. Er . . . I mean in fiction, of course. S...

  • karen

    Of all of them there at the bar that night, the bartender was the one who survived the longest. He died three weeks later on the road out of the city.on the night the world begins to end, a man has a ...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ”Hell is the absence of the people you long for.”When the Georgia Flu sweeps around the world killing 99.6% of the population there were suddenly... a lot of people... to long for. The people miss...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ “The thing with the new world is it’s just horrifically short on elegance.” Everyone loved this book. I’m talking EVERYONE. I h...

  • chai ?

    Edit: Amidst the coronavirus panic, this book now hits different 😬This book lay undisturbed on my shelf for years, and now that I have finally read it, I only feel the sort of heaviness that comes ...

  • Violet wells

    I wanted and expected to enjoy this novel more 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-bak...

  • Regan

    A wonderful story about the resilience of people. ...

  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

    Until I someday write a longer review (you never know, it could happen), I’ll just say this: I sat down intending to read about 50 pages tonight and wound up reading 200. I also completely forgot th...