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Emily St. John Mandel

3.9 of 5 Votes: 2
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Books by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven (2014)
4.05 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Wonderful literary post-apocalyptic story--haunting, heartbreaking, yet hopeful. I'm not a great fan of nonlinear plots, but this worked for me--although sometimes it took me a few lines to be oriented to time and place. Involving, well-drawn characters; complex plot that's chara...
The Lola Quartet (2012)
3.33 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This book came together nicely in the final few scenes, but it struck me as too one-note and superficial throughout. All major characters are saddened and weakened by a past mistake, and everyone struggles to cobble together a new identity. This trope wouldn't necessarily be a pr...
Last Night in Montreal (2009)
3.48 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Ms Mandel is a very talented writer and her first novel is very impressive. I was totally immersed in this book and was quite surprised that it caught me so off guard. I loved the story because there was a certain measure of mystique and the characters were all a bit off kilter...
The Singer's Gun (2010)
3.64 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: While I think of this book as being nihilistic, especially in the beginning, it has really stayed with me since I read it a year ago. Although there seemed to be some improbable developments, what Kafka-esque novel doesn't contain things the reader finds hard to believe. The Good...
La musica delle parole (2012)
3.49 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I picked this up after reading Station Eleven - another fabulous book by Emily St. John Mandel. This is such an unusual story, full of tragic but beautiful characters and framed within the scenery of a frigid Canadian landscape that is described so well, I read most of this while...
Aria voor een verleden (2011)
3.64 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: while not as accomplished as the superb Station Eleven which brought the author to my attention and made me get all her novels to date, The Singer's Gun is a page turner that one cannot put down, full of interesting characters - most notably Anton and his desperate quest for "nor...
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