Thursday, 31 December 2015

Utterly worth it. 

A few words about Station 11, a first time foray into genre fiction by Emily St. John Mandel.
This subtle yet vivid world is well worth slipping into. And it is very much a world, as opposed to a tale or story of more linear composition. The narrative is composed of many perspectives from different times, which is an device that difficult to employ. I often find that as such stories unwind I will begin to prefer one perspective or time over another. Which leads to a light resentment when I am forced into a story line not as appealing. St. John Mandel nails it. Each layer seems authentic, and I was only excited to see where we went next.
The narrator was a perfect choice, her range complementing the many characters.