What would you miss if the world ended? What would you be most afraid of?
Emily St. John mandel writes a story following a girl named Kirsten in a post apocalyptic world. She walks around the world with a group called “The traveling symphony” performing Shakespeare plays. They are all surviving the best they can until they have a run in with someone called “The Prophet”.
The book starts out slightly weird with a flashback of the death of an actor, and then the perspective changes through the book. The story is split into parts, to separate the present and past. There is a cult started by a surprising character and has a fictional comic intertwined within the story. The storyline is very interesting but starts out slightly slow and with some dull parts. The first chapter is kind of difficult to get through, but once you do the book holds your attention fairly well.
I would give this book a 3 out of 5 stars, I enjoyed the plot of the story but it was difficult to get into. The book is well written and easy to read, I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys end of the world writing.