Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

This book was exactly what I hoped it would be. A traveling orchestra/ theater troupe going from town to town to perform their multiple acts in a post-apocalyptic world.

The story bounces back from the first night of the apocalypse to fifteen years after the incident. The multiple characters in this book all have ties together which are a little hard to understand at first, but slowly start to blend as the story unfolds. The Traveling Symphony goes to different towns to help people remember important musical and theatrical pieces of the past and it also makes them forget about the hardships of the new world they are living in.

The Traveling Symphony encounters many small communities that do very well, but others get consumed by cults and lose their sense of reality.

This book was a little on the dark side but completely enchanting. Great for readers who aren’t interested in zombies but wouldn’t mind trying out an end of the world novel.

The author is also Canadian, so I was excited to read another book written by a Canadian author! Makes me so proud!

I gave this book an 8 out of 10.

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