2015 Reading Challenge – A book with a number in the title

2015-05-14 23.10.02

I became aware of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel when I saw King Lear in Guildford and online commenters were comparing Brian Blessed’s on-stage collapse to the beginning of this novel, in which an actor playing Lear dies on stage. Thankfully life did not imitate art, and Blessed survived to continue the show – but my interest in the book was sparked. It’s a gripping and unusual tale of a post-apocalyptic world.

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