Happy Friday Readers,
I’m very lucky today to be off work and enjoying a long weekend. Although I have plans, I of course want to make a dent in my reading for this month while I can. This weekend’s reading choice is very exciting as it’s a book I have heard a lot about and one that I received at Christmas time however it seems to be everywhere and I have wanted to read it for a long time.
This weekend I am starting Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel, a pandemic sweeps the world taking 99.99% of the world and for those left surviving is tough. It all starts when a famous Hollywood actor dies on stage in a production of King Lear and after that the story jumps from the present to the past, through the eyes of the people who tried to save him, to those who loved him and to the people in the future that are talking of his death.
I have heard so much about this book, it seems to not just be a story but showcases the nature of fame, the beauty of the world and what is left behind, It is futuristic, dystopian in a sense and jumps back and forth to juxtaposing the past with the future.
I am very excited to start this book and see for myself what all the noise is about.
Have a good weekend!