The Lola Quartet – Emily St. John Mandel

the-lola-quartet-emily-st-john-mandelThe steamy heat of Florida is the setting in which people make bad decisions and lives spiral downwards: the consequences of lies and deception produce weariness and desperation. This is very good story telling by the author of Station Eleven.

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven - Emily St. John MandelA brilliant telling of a post-apocalyptic future after a virus rapidly kills >99% of the world’s population. The story alternates between the present which is 20 years after the plague, and the back-story of the key characters. There are some very satisfying inter-relationships between characters that are revealed slowly, including the importance of an unpublished graphic novel. This is an excellent entertaining book.

 

Amy notes: Later on the CBC Canada Reads long list 2016