This is a SPOILER PAGE for the book Station Eleven. This means that nothing is held back about the book here. If you have not read the book, this page is not for you. My review of the book is here.
Consider yourself warned.
I had not planned on writing a spoiler page on this book but after I posted my review and comments started coming in, I knew I had more to say… more I could not say in my post, but I can say here.
Arthur Leander… what an interesting character. I really loved how the book made him a central player and all things branched out from him (like 5 degrees to Kevin Bacon). That part of the book I think was the heart. I think it played out well through the book all the way to the Prophet being his son (which I also loved!) I was impressed with that whole story line.
Kirsten also is an interesting character and I like her connections throughout the book as well. Her story though feels incomplete… as the book ends Kirsten is heading towards the lights… (I want to know about the lights!!!!) I get that the author may have left us wondering intentionally and eventually (when I am done pouting) I may come to terms with that but for now I feel like there should be a second book to make
me feel it all better.
The things that boggled my brain….
Don’t get me wrong. I liked the read a lot. I am actually having a little fun here at the book expense. 🙂 I was just surprised that it was such a peaceful read and for the most part it is just about the lives we had to where they are now. Pieces filter in here and there but nothing pressing… nothing hair-raising. And the Symphony goes from point A to Point B with only a hiccup of action. They find their friends… no harm no foul. They play their music. They heal. They move on.
La te da.
I would love to hear your thoughts. Am I wrong to have wanted more action? Did you love the book? Hate it? or like me thought it was pretty good with a few “huh” moments? Let me know in the comments. 🙂