STATION ELEVEN by Emily St.John Mandel (Picador Books, 2014)

Not for the first, or last, time I find myself at odds with the consensus. Most reviewers on Good Reads see fit to give it a five star rating to this novel and it has garnered widespread critical praise.

The blurb on the back cover is headed by a quote from George R.R. Martin who says it is “a book I will long remember”.

For my part, it’s a book I will easily forget despite the promising premise of  a civilization all but wiped out by a deadly strain of Georgian flu. Continue reading