Monday, February 16, 2015
from my bookshelf
Ever wonder what it would be like to live in a world without electricity, no internet, pretty much the brink of survival? Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel takes a look at life in the United States and Canada after a world wide pandemic takes out 99% of the world population in a matter of days. Told with both flashbacks, present day, and multiple characters the author really makes you think about the world as we know it no longer existing. Imagine the impact on those who lived with advances all of a sudden living in a world where you can no longer grocery shop. Also think about those born in a world where things like cars and airplanes seem like made up stories. I highly recommend this book as one for anyone who loves to unplug from being connected, and those really thinking about what happens if our modern day living all goes away.