Book Review: The Glass Hotel - Emily St. John Mandel


Book cover for the glass hotel.This book didn't really resonate with me. I enjoyed both Station Eleven and Sea of Tranquillity, so I think I was expecting something in a similar vein. Instead of ethereal sci-fi, this is a tangled tale which feels like a mish-mash of half a dozen movies.

The central premise of a Ponzi scheme which warps the lives of those around it - which leads to a jumbled cast of characters, none of whom really get a chance to be fleshed out. The pivotal mystery at the start of the novel is resolved in such an inconsequential way that it feels mostly pointless to include.

It is beautifully written, charmingly constructed, but I felt like I was reading too many stories weaved together without a definable purpose.

Verdict
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