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Thoughts: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 Station Eleven begins, ironically and appropriately, in a theater with a staging of William Shakespeare’s King Lear. Three of the novel’s recurring characters are first encountered in this opening scene, a…

Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey Final Verdict: 2.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 35 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting and believable. Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave is a young adult sci-fi dystopian novel that has been carefully constructed to check off all the…

Review: White Noise by Don DeLillo

White Noise by Don DeLillo Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 51 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.)  “This is the language of waves and radiation, of how the dead speak to the living.” White Noise is the story…

Review: The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD: 4 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. It is sometime in the future, on planet Earth, and something rather terrible has happened. For reasons not explained (though one…

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