Review: Station Eleven

An actor dies on stage, a plague decimates humanity, a troupe of traveling Shakespearean players are targeted by a post-apocalyptic prophet and a broken space station built like a planet travels on through space. Title: Station Eleven Author: Emily St Johns Mandel Published: 2014. Publisher: Picador. Pages: 333. 'Station Eleven' opens at a production of Shakespeare's tragedy 'King Lear' where the lead, the once … Continue reading Review: Station Eleven

Review: The Princess Diarist

A long time ago in a galaxy not far away... Well, more like 1976 in London; history was being made and an iconic character was being brought to life by a young actress who hadn't yet decided if acting was right for her as a career. Title: The Princess Diarist Author: Carrie Fisher (791.43) Published: … Continue reading Review: The Princess Diarist

Review: Joanna; The Notorious Queen of Naples, Jerusalem and Sicily

Joanna's reign reads like a real-world Game of Thrones, where everyone wanted to become the next ruler and nothing was too underhanded or too dangerous a risk. Where family became enemies and then allies again, where one was expected to forgive the murder of ones family in the name of keeping the peace and a proclamation from the Pope could … Continue reading Review: Joanna; The Notorious Queen of Naples, Jerusalem and Sicily