So just like everyone else here on the Read I to have now read Station Eleven (well we do have the book club coming up). Actually I didn’t read it, I listened to it, and what a delightful treat. The narrator Kirsten Potter was just stellar, but more on that later.
And at this point my entire review I wrote after this just disappeared. In a very not awesome way. All of those thoughts gone. Well, that were very convoluted thoughts anyways, and I’m not sure I actually made any singular point. So let’s try this again: my point is read the darn book. I can already know it’ll be in my top 5 of 2015 this year. Or listen to it. Try to go in knowing as little as possible about it, it’ll make the pleasure of the story and world creation that much better, I promise. Try to pick who the protagonist is. Having a female narrator swayed me some towards one, but the more I think about it, it might have been the other. Embrace a world that is an honest possibility for the future, and it’s a fascinating one.
I’ve decided, like The Martian, this is my kind of science fiction. Worlds that are based in reality, but just alternative outcomes of what could be our future. I shall continue to delve into the heavier stuff, thanks to Mr. Beth Ellen’s obsession with it, but for me a world inhabited with real people and real problems, just a little outside the current realm of possibility is all I need.