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First we meet a couple, Lilia and Eli We learn little of them before they part Lilia sneaking off without warning She won t be coming back From here we get snapshots of Lilia s life before Eli She s a traveller, that s to say she doesn t stay anywhere for long She meets men, and sometimes women, striking up short term relationships before moving on again Why does she do this Well, the answer is revealed in a fractured narrative that sometimes left me confused but ultimately knitted toge First we meet a couple, Lilia and Eli We learn little of them before they part Lilia sneaking off without warning She won t be coming back From here we get snapshots of Lilia s life before Eli She s a traveller, that s to say she doesn t stay anywhere for long She meets men, and sometimes women, striking up short term relationships before moving on again Why does she do this Well, the answer is revealed in a fractured narrative that sometimes left me confused but ultimately knitted together into a brilliantly disturbing tale.It reads like an art house film The conversations are interesting, the characters complex and somewhat wacky and the setting ever changing The mystery deepens and then the reveal starts to appear, foggy at first and then stunningly, shockingly crystal clear It s a tale brilliantly told by a writer I m starting to think of as one of my very favourite story tellers.If you ve read her her brilliant and best selling Station Eleven, then her style will be somewhat familiar If you haven t then you have that joy to look forward to Emily St John Mandel is a fantastic talent no time to waste, I ll be grabbing the other two novels she s penned faster than a toupee in a hurricane Both the most American of road trips dusty, dry, sun faded, interstate to interstate and motel to motel and the coldest, darkest, most noirish depiction of Montreal imaginable The characters were hard to get to know, but that s noir for you I suspect this book s haunting imagery, and its tragedies both extraordinary and everyday, will stay with me for a long, long time. Update 1.99 Kindle Special This is the first book I read by Emily St John Mandel it was her first book I fell madly in love with her instantly and knew I wanted to continue reading her books I have read them all She was an independent author until Station Eleven the book which gave her awide spread name I still hold a special spot in my heart for this book I noticed something about her writing so fresh so clean And the story is great I got to meet Emily after S Update 1.99 Kindle Special This is the first book I read by Emily St John Mandel it was her first book I fell madly in love with her instantly and knew I wanted to continue reading her books I have read them all She was an independent author until Station Eleven the book which gave her awide spread name I still hold a special spot in my heart for this book I noticed something about her writing so fresh so clean And the story is great I got to meet Emily after Station Eleven came out Such a lovely person old review from 2011 I m in aw of this new young author She s intriguing to me Her book was beautifully written SO CLEAN not filled extra junk At times, I read her sentences over over , almost a poetic style JUST lovely choice of words Her voice was somnambulant her voice was a current through fitful dreams well, I ll tell ya.I had my own nightmare involving rushing waters after thinking about this section of the book.NO KIDDING Then restless sleep woke thinking about this book.Unusual different story Interesting Characters Chilling Story one that I will linger with me for some time I m glad I read this book I m glad to have had my first intro with Emily St John Mandel cheers for her I really enjoyed this book intense in parts Also charming small romance in the beginning I was completely absorbed in their bonding style.I wanted to replay the pomegranate scene over and over great visuals Hm.gave me some sexy fun ideas lol The desire to travel is explored in this novel through extreme and intriguing ways Kidnapped by her step father as a little girl, Lilia grows up living the life of a fugitive Even as an adult, she can t quite settle down She lives in one place, develops relationships, and then leaves abruptly for someplace new Characters impacted by her runaway lifestyle make up the supporting cast, all with their own unique issues.I can t say I didn t like the book There s mystery aswirl on every page and The desire to travel is explored in this novel through extreme and intriguing ways Kidnapped by her step father as a little girl, Lilia grows up living the life of a fugitive Even as an adult, she can t quite settle down She lives in one place, develops relationships, and then leaves abruptly for someplace new Characters impacted by her runaway lifestyle make up the supporting cast, all with their own unique issues.I can t say I didn t like the book There s mystery aswirl on every page and the writing is gorgeous I never felt bored or put off by the simple premise And yet, in the end, I m left with a so what opinion on it all Character motivation is the hook that drives the plot forward why are they all so crazy but we never receive satisfying explanations.There are many clues to suggest motivation, but they are so subtle and sometimes contradictory that I feel no real answers are available to the reader Not even enough hints to inspire a substantial discussion about it Especially Christopher What s his deal He is by far the craziest character and is given the least explanation.Overall, it s good but not great Were it a longer novel I d beupset by the unsatisfying conclusion, but as a breathless short read it works okay In anticipation of her upcoming new release, I went back and read her debut novel The writing is fantastic, but the structure and characters in this book left me cold I often had trouble understanding some of the characters motivations, and the thinking of all the characters seemed not quite mature. Two stars doesn t seem like very many for a book that an notoriously slow reader moi spent basically just one Saturday reading and maybe I would give it three but I m still a little annoyed by the ending I have to agree that the structure and pacing of this mysterious non mystery book is impressive and clearly a breezy and interesting read However, it also contains one of my least favorite stock characters stock character is too harsh in fiction Oh Lilia of the short dark hair who is Two stars doesn t seem like very many for a book that an notoriously slow reader moi spent basically just one Saturday reading and maybe I would give it three but I m still a little annoyed by the ending I have to agree that the structure and pacing of this mysterious non mystery book is impressive and clearly a breezy and interesting read However, it also contains one of my least favorite stock characters stock character is too harsh in fiction Oh Lilia of the short dark hair who is sooo intriguing and interesting and different and beautiful and no matter where she goes without even trying or even speaking men and women just fall all over themselves to be with her and isn t her life so tragic I don t like this free spirit character I don t like her when I encounter her in real life and don t like her in movies and I don t like her in the book and it makes me not really like or care about the people that are in love with her and since those two characters comprise most of the cast of the story, it s hard for me to say I like this book Maybe if there were something that seemedreal and less dramatic about Lilia, something that wasn t just the lingering I don t know how to say oh my god isn t that so romantic and heartbreaking then I could like the people and therefore their stories a little bit The best debut novel I ve read in years Mandel writes with confidence and creates compelling characters around dark secrets and half forgotten memories This is the kind of book that stays with you long after it s over. &EBOOK ☂ Last Night in Montreal ↜ Lilia Albert has been leaving people behind for her entire life She spends her childhood and adolescence traveling constantly and changing identities In adulthood, she finds it impossible to stop Haunted by an inability to remember her early childhood, she moves restlessly from city to city, abandoning lovers along with way, possibly still followed by a private detective who has pursued her for years Then her latest lover follows her from New York to Montreal, determined to learn her secrets and make sure she s safe Last Night in Montreal is a story of love, amnesia, compulsive travel, the depths and the limits of family bonds, and the nature of obsessionIn this extraordinary debut, Emily St John Mandel casts a powerful spell that captures the reader in a gritty, youthful world charged with an atmosphere of mystery, promise and foreboding where small revelations continuously change our understanding of the truth and lead to desperate consequences Mandel s characters will resonate with you long after the final page is turned I keep trying to see what everyone sees in the work of Emily St John Mandel but I keep hitting my head against an aesthetic blockage that I find hard to pinpoint.InStation ElevenI took against the traveling Shakespearian troupe and in this one it was the random insertion of a family of circus folk I think that very generally both these books wander towards something whimsy adjacent There is a fancifulness here the pomegranates, the manic pixie dream girls, fedora wearing detectives, and I keep trying to see what everyone sees in the work of Emily St John Mandel but I keep hitting my head against an aesthetic blockage that I find hard to pinpoint.InStation ElevenI took against the traveling Shakespearian troupe and in this one it was the random insertion of a family of circus folk I think that very generally both these books wander towards something whimsy adjacent There is a fancifulness here the pomegranates, the manic pixie dream girls, fedora wearing detectives, and a sort of artistic vision that I thinksuits a graphic novel telling On the plus side Montreal gets a good portrayal here, and I did enjoy the road trip aspects OverallLast Night in Montrealseems to be suffering from some kind of an identity crisis, resting somewhere in a netherworld between a noir ish mystery, family road trip novel and a Cirque du Soleil foundation story.Still I look forward to reading The Glass Hotel with an open mind There is so much going on in this book It begins with a mysterious feeling that doesn t let up until the end You just know there s not a character in this story who will emerge unscathed Mandel reaches down deep into the emotional realms where I kept hoping the inexplicable would become understandable Much of the writing affected me on a gut level There are those people who seem to live their lives skating on the surface of the world Then there are some who become fully immersed in all the There is so much going on in this book It begins with a mysterious feeling that doesn t let up until the end You just know there s not a character in this story who will emerge unscathed Mandel reaches down deep into the emotional realms where I kept hoping the inexplicable would become understandable Much of the writing affected me on a gut level There are those people who seem to live their lives skating on the surface of the world Then there are some who become fully immersed in all the chaos and fate life presents them In either case no one remains stuck for too long as the choices they make keep them and the story on the move