Station ElevenBy Emily St John Mandel
These 5 books have ingrained themselves into me. They have become a part of who I am today. When I read each one at different stages in my life they left a lasting impression. Characters who were injured and even died I mourned. Ones that had happy endings I shared in their joy. Was it the writing styles of the authors? Perhaps. Was it the character development or plot? Perhaps. Was it the right detail in which the story, plot, characters, and writing style were described in? Perhaps. I feel it is all of the above. With one of these you have a good story but with all of them you have a great one. Even if the end left me screaming or crying and saying I hated that story I knew years later I would rememebr them and how they each touched me in an unforgettable way. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven highlights an ongoing tension over the literary merit of science fiction. Art may be necessary for survival, but does science fiction count?