What did you like the most and/or least?

Discuss the March 2017 Book of the Month, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
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What did you like the most and/or least?

Post by Gravy » 26 Mar 2017, 02:51

I liked that the author tried to show the consequences of life without modern medicine.
If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.

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Post by Jennifer Allsbrook » 26 Mar 2017, 14:06

I liked the group of traveling musicians and actors. Their interactions and life from their perspectives after the fall of civilization was interesting to me. I also like the flash-forward and flash-back literary device employed by the author. This is one of my favorites. I would like to have known more about the Station Eleven story. I would love to actually see a copy of this graphic novel for real.

I disliked the Prophet's character the most. Killing people in an already devastated society made no sense to me but his "insanity" was part of the point of his character. I just hated that Arthur's sons fate was so terrible.

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Post by va2016 » 26 Mar 2017, 22:09

Gravy wrote:I liked that the author tried to show the consequences of life without modern medicine.
That's great. From time to time, we should all try to take away things from our lives
and see how we do. Cut down on expenses, cut down on fuel, cut down on travel,
cut down on apparel, etc. That way, the opinions that we have formed ourselves that
'oh i can't live without this', 'oh i can't live without that', will all fall off, and we will
really come to know what we cannot really live without!

I feel many of things that we have are superflous and not even necessary for our lives.
It's just that we have built them as 'feel good' factors so that the 'society' thinks 'good'
about us!

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Post by peprica21 » 05 Apr 2017, 20:08

I really enjoyed reading about how humanity rebuild lives, homes, and communities after the collapse. The community living in the airport and the progression from raiding the taco place to making a true home inside the airport was my favorite parts to read. I also loved the museum Clark created.

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Post by KAV » 19 Apr 2017, 21:42

peprica21 wrote:I really enjoyed reading about how humanity rebuild lives, homes, and communities after the collapse. The community living in the airport and the progression from raiding the taco place to making a true home inside the airport was my favorite parts to read.
I also liked this part. The airport chapters were my favorite. I wish we got more background information on all the characters. I felt like a lot of the story lines were incomplete and left many things unexplained.

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Post by Khaya » 26 May 2017, 18:18

va2016 wrote:
Gravy wrote:I liked that the author tried to show the consequences of life without modern medicine.
That's great. From time to time, we should all try to take away things from our lives
and see how we do. Cut down on expenses, cut down on fuel, cut down on travel,
cut down on apparel, etc. That way, the opinions that we have formed ourselves that
'oh i can't live without this', 'oh i can't live without that', will all fall off, and we will
really come to know what we cannot really live without!

I feel many of things that we have are superflous and not even necessary for our lives.
It's just that we have built them as 'feel good' factors so that the 'society' thinks 'good'
about us!
I never thought about it, but I think you're very right. I think I'm definitely going to try that one day.

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Post by AYISHA_ASH » 11 Jun 2017, 11:02

What I loved the best was how the author created tender characters, though flawed, depict the stubbornness of humanity. This is a multi-voiced story that has life and is different.

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Post by Anjum » 03 Dec 2017, 07:16

I loved almost everything. So it is a bit difficult to choose.

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