I've decided that each Wednesday I am going to post my favourite cover that I have spotted over the previous week. I love book covers and often I pick up a book based on a cover.
Yes I know the phrase never judge a book by it's cover but what can I say I am drawn to pretty things & they don't come much prettier than the cover of Station Eleven by Emily St.John Mandel.
This is one of those covers that just calls to be looked at & stroked. It calls to be picked up off of the shelf held and then of course read. I love the pop of the pink against the black & white, the deer as a contrast to the cityscape. This is one of those books that I have been so looking forward to reading purely based on the cover. The blurb ain't too bad either.
The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb.
News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%.
Civilization has crumbled.
A band of actors and musicians called the Travelling Symphony move through their territories performing concerts and Shakespeare to the settlements that have grown up there. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe.
But now a new danger looms, and he threatens the hopeful world every survivor has tried to rebuild.
Moving backwards and forwards in time, from the glittering years just before the collapse to the strange and altered world that exists twenty years after, Station Eleven charts the unexpected twists of fate that connect six people: famous actor Arthur Leander; Jeevan - warned about the flu just in time; Arthur's first wife Miranda; Arthur's oldest friend Clark; Kirsten, a young actress with the Travelling Symphony; and the mysterious and self-proclaimed 'prophet'.
Thrilling, unique and deeply moving, this is a beautiful novel that asks questions about art and fame and about the relationships that sustain us through anything - even the end of the world