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The Glass Hotel From the award winning author of Station Eleven,a captivating novel of money, beauty, white collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with itVincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five star glass and cedar palace on an island in British Columbia Jonathan Alkaitis works in finance and owns the hotel When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it s the beginning of their life together That same day, Vincent s half brother, Paul, scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel Why don t you swallow broken glass Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core Thirteen years later Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune Avramidis ship Weaving together the lives of these characters, The Glass Hotel moves between the ship, the skyscrapers of Manhattan, and the wilderness of northern Vancouver Island, painting a breathtaking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts

10 thoughts on “The Glass Hotel

  1. says:

    You may be wondering ifThe Glass Hotelis anything like Emily St John Mandel s previous novel Station Eleven The answer is no AND yes.Don t get me wrong, The Glass Hotel is a very different kind of book Its setting is realistic, not speculative In place of Station Eleven s focus on art Shakespeare, music, comics there is filthy

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    I m just blinking, giving blank looks, a mesmerized expression on my face This is spectacular When I admire someone s extraordinary mind and extremely talented creative skills, any word to describe the work he she created will not be enough to express my feelings Emily St John Mandel is the wizard and genius to surprise us how per

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    Emily St John Mandel writes an exquisite other worldly novel, slightly surreal as if peering through a misted looking glass, of alternative realities, paths not taken, ghosts, of a diverse and disparate cast of characters, their lives and connections revealed as the narrative goes back and forth in time It is a story of greed, immense

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    I was semi relieved to be done with this book when I finished it, because it was at any given point somewhere between mildly and lethally disappointing to me, but every single person in my life wasrelieved.This is because I had a very specific issue with it A little something I like to call NOTHING ANYONE DOES IN THIS BOOK MAKES ANY SENSE

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    this story definitely falls under the whole its not what you say, but how you say it honestly, i couldnt care less about the subject of this novel a good 1 3 of the book is about the 2008 financial crisis and the collapse of a ponzi scheme that is not something that interests me one bit but how mandel portrays this topic, how she effectively

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    NOW AVAILABLE i am going to put this book in a time capsule, to be opened in fifty years, with the following note the world is almost entirely terrible right now, except for this book.and if there is anyone left alive on the planet fifty years from now to dig it up, they, too, will declare this book a masterpiece because yoo mons don t change, no

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    I m too biased about Emily St John Mandel to be completely objective I m a huge fan Every novel is exquisitely written, compelling, and utterly absorbing Emily chooses her words carefully consciously vibrantly never leaving me with the feeling that anything needs to be edited I met this extraordinary author in 2010 after buying and reading her first

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    I m not usually attracted to books that feature financial elements, but in this case I made an exception Simply because I love how this author writes and the way she puts together a story I m so glad I went with my intuition, which shows sometimes you just need to trust a favored author.Although this is about a Ponzi scheme, it is so muchIt is the story

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    Leon hadn t understood, and he d given Alkaitis his retirement savings anyway He didn t insist on a detailed explanation One of our signature flaws as a species we will risk almost anything to avoid looking stupid The strategy had seemed to adhere to a certain logic, even if the precise mechanics puts, calls, options, holds, conversions swam just outside of his

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About the Author: Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St John Mandel was born and raised on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada She studied contemporary dance at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and lived briefly in Montreal before relocating to New York She is the author of five novels, including The Glass Hotel spring 2020 and Station Eleven 2014 Station Eleven was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN Faulkner Award, won the Morning News Tournament of Books, and has been translated into 34 languages She lives in NYC with her husband and daughter.

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