So this is a different kind of post-apocalyptic book than I’m used to. I’m not sure I even knew it was post-apocalyptic until I really got into it. Usually that’s a book’s selling point to me, but I really don’t think I knew with this one! I read this book because it was the most reviewed book of CBR7 (or at least one of the top ones). I knew my fellow Pajibans wouldn’t let me down. I really did like it a lot.
Station Eleven is one of those books where you travel backwards and forwards in time, multiple times during the book. I usually love that, and this was no exception. You know it’s well written when you get so engrossed with a certain storyline in a certain timeline that you forgot how engrossed you were in a former storyline and timeline until you get back there again! I liked mostly all of the characters, and I liked figuring out who they used to be before the end, and how they all fit together.
I loved the side story of Dr. Eleven, and Station Eleven, where the book got its name. It wove pretty seamlessly through the narrative, and I was just as surprised as Kirsten was when we found out someone else had the Dr. Eleven books. I’m not sure how to say any more without being a bit spoilery, so just read this book, trust your internet friends and fellow Cannonballers, and enjoy it like I did!