Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
4.5 Stars , Reviews / April 7, 2015

The best description I can give for Station Eleven is that it is an experience, and one that I really enjoyed. Perhaps that sounds vague or general, but honestly the way this story is told is what sets it apart. The story is told with disjoint storylines which really highlights the stark contrast in life before and after most of the world’s population is wiped out by the Georgia Flu, a fast spreading deadly virus, plague, epidemic, whatever you want to call it.  And when I say this thing is fast, I mean really fast. From exposure to death is measurable in hours, so there’s not even time for safeguards or emergency plans to be put in place. Actually it’s so fast, there’s not even enough time for a Chicken Little type media frenzy where everyone is panicking about the end of civilization. There’s news reports, but by the time realization may set in that this is not just another sensationalized story, but a true threat, the world we know now is forever changed. The story is pieced together from before and after the plaque/epidemic. It is quite interesting to see how it all comes together and how the characters are connected,…