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Reading ‘Station Eleven’ in Freetown

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The book: Station Eleven, Emily St John Mandel

The place: Freetown

I finished this book while waiting for my flight out of Freetown, yesterday afternoon, and as anyone who has read the book will be aware, my reading location of a half-empty airport covered in Ebola posters was eerily appropriate. I absolutely loved this book, blazed through it in a day, and found it very uplifting, which is perhaps odd for a book about a global pandemic. But sometimes it is a consolation to remember how little the world cares about any of us, and how it will go on whether or not we do.

Incidentally, Freetown has the best airport approach of any city I’ve ever been to.


The view from the water taxi stop, Freetown side


Arriving in Lungi


Written by Jess

May 31, 2015 at 5:28 pm

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