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Powell's Q&A | September 3, 2014

Emily St. John Mandel: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Emily St. John Mandel



Describe your latest book. My new novel is called Station Eleven. It's about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North... Continue »
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    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel 9780385353304

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lady in florida, April 15, 2009

If you are a woman and even the slightest bit suicidal -- don't read this. If you are a woman (or man) and are just looking for a good read -- don't read this. If you enjoy reading about really sad and mad women being really sad and mad -- read this.

A more whining, downcast, inward-looking, boring, stereotypical bunch of women I have yet to meet in a book. Certainly, surely, (please God..) they do not exist in real life in such a concentrated lump. If they do, find them and cheer them up -- or slap them.

If there had been at least ONE normal, happy, reasonably contented person...it would have been a bit more realistic. But no -- they were ALL maladjusted malcontents. And sooooo excruciatingly boring. How I lasted to the end of the book is a mystery to me as I threw it down in disgust several times. That I picked it up again must say something masochistic about me or something good about the author. I prefer the latter...she could write a good book, I see...if she would for corn's sake - lighten up.
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