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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

  • Hardcover
  • 302 pages
  • The Glass Hotel
  • Emily St. John Mandel
  • English
  • 01 April 2019
  • 0525521143

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.



10 thoughts on “The Glass Hotel

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    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 lucre specifically a Ponzi scheme bearing a striking resemblance to Bernie Madoff s massive fraud The romanticism of Station Eleven its starlit gauziness 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 lucre specifically a Ponzi scheme bearing a striking resemblance to Bernie Madoff s massive fraud The romanticism of Station Eleven its starlit gauziness and heady atmosphere, beauty seen in a wildflower by the side of a highway clogged with rusted automobile carcasses is dialled down here Mandel s writing is as evocative as ever, but her emphasis has shifted In this novel full of morally questionable individuals, there aren t as many pinpricks of light And yet common threads do emerge Both books have a diffuse cast of characters both narratives skip forwards and backwards, orbiting a central catastrophic worldwide event that forever bisects life into a before and an after Station Eleven s was a flu pandemic, The Glass Hotel s is the 2008 financial crisis, which triggers the Ponzi scheme s collapse In both, the fallout from the singular event claims lives, and those that do survive are set to wandering.There aredirect links too Characters from the earlier book reappear here, and the idea of parallel universes first raised in Station Eleven when characters imaginea universe in which civilization hadn t been so brutally interruptedalso recurs Mandel ties this to her theme of regret the characters rueful if only thinking manifests as reverberations between alternate realities, the ghost versions of lives that might have been, had they made different choices It s as if Station Eleven which had the feeling of a dream all along is Oz and The Glass Hotel is Kansas From parallel worlds arise parallel tales, different tonally but at heart, similar compositions Mandel s sensitive characterisations, meticulous layers, and musings on loss, regret and the frangibility of life are all here It s just a little less magical 4 stars

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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 perfectly crafted words and smart story telling, impeccably developed and layered characterization change our worlds This book is real puzzle all the pieces perfectl 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 perfectly crafted words and smart story telling, impeccably developed and layered characterization change our worlds This book is real puzzle all the pieces perfectly scattered around the chapters You have to give your entire focus on the details because anything you read at those chapters and any clue about one character s ordinary action create ripple effects on the other character s main dilemma We re going back and forth during 19 years long timeline and we re introduced with remarkable self absorbed, swindler characters They re restless opportunists who knows seize the leverages for their own benefits, haunted by the choices they ve made, facing the ghosts of their past mistakes Paul, spending his early 20 s dropping out and going back to rehab because of his drug addiction, kicking out from his house, reluctantly choosing the finance as a major even though he has great interest in music but a tragic incident he gets involved sharing drugs with the band members who want to befriend results with the death and now the ghost of the very same band member is chasing him everywhere , goes back to his father s house, trying to form a bond with 13 year old step sister Vincent strange name for a girl No, she wasn t named after the painter, it is middle name of her mother s favorite poet who recently lost her mother But his father is adamant to send Vincent to live with her aunt After 4 years later, Vincent and Paul get back together at the dilapidated neighborhood surrounded by drug addicts That s where Vincent and her roommate lives and they are getting ready to welcome new millennium as Hotel Caiette s five star glass construction continues And a few years later we see Vincent working as a bartender, she helps to Paul getting a job as well but when his brother writes an irritating note on the windowed wall we don t know why he wrote it till the end Leo Prevant, a shipping executive sees the note and he doesn t take it well Walter who works as inspector finds out Paul s wrongdoings and forces him to quit his job as the wealthy businessman, owner of the hotel Jonathan Alkaitis Paul keeps asking his whereabouts which is also found suspicious by Walter arrives at the place, flirting with new bartender And a few months later Walter finds out their bartender who quits after her stepbrother s leaving the place became the wife of Jonathan from the couple s charity gala attendance photos But Vincent didn t marry with Jonathan She just seized the opportunity to live a luxurious life without thinking money first time in her life as her pretending husband boyfriend making shushed talks and scheming about his business plans discreetly Then BAM we got the reason of the secrecy A Ponzi Scheme erupts in Big Apple, dragging countless fortunes with it Jonathan gets arrested and ruins so many people s lives So when you keep reading and getting the clues to fill the blanks about the characters destinies, you may put most pieces at the right place This is fascinating, memorable and intense reading helping you to connect with the flawed characters and the way of their dealing with guilt feelings with supernatural motifs I get mesmerized with the beauty of writing and I didn t want it to end and I did my best to read this one slower than my normal routine to absorb each word, sentences, dialogues, entire details Maybe it s too early to tell but not for me This is gonna be one of my best 10 reads of the year and I already listed at my all time favorite list This is masterpiece Stop procrastinating Just read it And send me thank you notes for recommendation.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter

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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 wealth, a financial empire built on the shifting sands of an international Ponzi scheme, reflecting the real life example of Bernie Madoff, and the financial col 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 wealth, a financial empire built on the shifting sands of an international Ponzi scheme, reflecting the real life example of Bernie Madoff, and the financial collapse in 2008 Mandel tracks her victims and perpetrators with their interwoven lives, the characterisation sharp yet subtle, nuanced, with the capacity to see the humanity of both in a profoundly moving way She intricately pieces together different lives, structured to intrigue, with answers that comes together holistically at the end.Vincent is a bartender at the 5 star Hotel Caiette, located in the far north of Vancouver Island, where a message has been written on the glass wall of the lobby, Why don t you swallow broken glass This has Leon Prevant, a shipping executive, needing a drink, but the message is missed by the intended target, the owner of the hotel and investment manager, Jonathan Alkaitis The meeting that night of Vincent and Jonathan, leads to her becoming a trophy wife , whose life becomes opened to a world of untold wealth and riches However, with the swift collapse of the financial empire, lives are ruined and devastated, individuals and retirement pensions wiped out Her brother Paul, a drug addict with a love of music, studies finance, becoming a drop out The story begins and ends with Vincent s disappearance from the Neptune Cumberland, between which are skilfully woven in glimpses of the lives lived, greed, ghosts, corruption, regrets, reflections on paths not taken, grief, loss, memory, conscience and an overwhelming sense of guilt.Mandel is a powerful, beautiful and offbeat writer, so atmospheric, evocative, dreamy, lingering in her wide range of often surprising locations, her scope in location and character is extraordinary This novel felt artistic, ambitious, and highly imaginative, although possibly it may not appeal to some readers as it demands patience before its direction and purpose become clear This is a stunning and spellbinding read, unforgettable, gripping as it penetrates the themes of financial crisis, its repercussions and the process of survival Cannot recommend this highly enough Many thanks to Pan Macmillan for an ARC

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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 TO ME, LIKE SERIOUSLY AM I GOING INSANE OR IS EVERY CHARACTER A STRANGE SEMI HUMANISH ALIEN AND WILL THAT BE REVEALED VIA COOL UFO BASED PLOT TWIST AT T 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 TO ME, LIKE SERIOUSLY AM I GOING INSANE OR IS EVERY CHARACTER A STRANGE SEMI HUMANISH ALIEN AND WILL THAT BE REVEALED VIA COOL UFO BASED PLOT TWIST AT THE END Spoiler No UFOs appeared to deus ex machina my suffering away Anyway, there were so many odd responses that I literally could not shut up about it, just for my own sanity and well being Everyone in my life will be massively relieved to know I finished this book, just so I can say anything that doesn t begin with Does this reaction make sense to you If you saw creepy graffiti on a hotel window, would you gasp burst into tears be haunted by it for years to come WHAT IS SO SCARY ABOUT LIKE 4 WORDS TRULY PLEASE TELL ME BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE SPEND DECADES HUNDREDS OF PAGES LIFETIMES LINGERING ON THE TRAUMA And unfortunately, that was not my only grievance Even if I spent a review length amount of words on that alone Well, a normal person s review length I also disliked every character.Whichkind of a bummer.Also, this markets itself as a captivating novel of money, beauty, white collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise Which sounds like a dream.BUT IT S A NIGHTMARE.I wanted ghosts and yet I feel that I was tricked into reading about the 2008 economic downturn and the global shipping industry, two topics that could not be further from ghosts based on my interest level alone.Now that I got all that negativity out of the way, I can say that this is lovely ly written and one of a kind and very creative, and while a bit of a slog not at all a bad book.But isn t itfun to complain Bottom line I am sad pre reviewthis was unlike anything i ve ever readand not quite in a good way review to come 2.5 stars currently reading updates a captivating novel of money, beauty, white collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise these are a few of my favorite things please support local bookstores if you can i just bought my copy of this from Firestorm, a co op in Asheville that was just robbed and was incredibly lovely about it, somehow tbr reviewmy hobbies include saying i can t wait to read a book and then waiting to read it

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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 structures the narrative, and how she intertwines the lives of the characters is really fascinating i found myself enjoying this because i liked how t 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 structures the narrative, and how she intertwines the lives of the characters is really fascinating i found myself enjoying this because i liked how the story came together and was written, not necessarily the story itself if that makes sense.i dont think this is as good asstation eleven,as this didnt really affect me personally emotionally, but its definitely a unique narrative in its own right and makes for a really interesting to read due to how the story unfolds 3.5 stars

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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, not really, and this book proves once again that emily st john mandel has a deeper, broader understanding than most about what makes humanity tick, a 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, not really, and this book proves once again that emily st john mandel has a deeper, broader understanding than most about what makes humanity tick, and has graced us with another panoramic polynarrative of ambition, guilt, human frailty and the whole sordid mess of us good and bad and trying and failing this complex, deeply absorbing story of overlapping lives, connections and consequences, and how everyone s a little shitty sometimes is exactly what we need right now something neutrally observed, yet still empathetic rich and referential and perfect i read this book back in november and i didn t have the words then to convey how good it was and now here we are in march a week away from its publication date and the only thing different is that i d probably remove the words almost entirely from my time capsule message coronavirus may be keeping libraries and bookstores closed right now maybe the events of Station Eleven are heading our way unless fingers crossed we re in the counterlife , but don t let social distancing prevent you from reading this book many indie stores are set up for online ordering or curbside pickup and if you re an audio person, THIS IS YOUR TIME it s every bit as good as i wanted it to be not mine, though and if i get sick, it ll all be worth it to make sure you people have enough books to read in your quarantined safety come to my blog

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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 book through Unbridled books.an independent book company that features new books by new hot and up incoming authors Emily s first 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 book through Unbridled books.an independent book company that features new books by new hot and up incoming authors Emily s first book was a beautiful elegiac story I was Emily Hooked immediately in aw and blown away , after reading Last Night In Montreal a story of love, mystery, and obsession.Her second book, The Singer s Gun , a crime thriller , was evensophisticated and complicated.with unusual characters.Her third book, The Lola Quartet action filled with tension yet also deeply introspective , was dangerously exciting I had been telling friends unknown at the time , about this gifted Canadian author for years.But many readers didn t know of her work until her outbreak dystopian hit, through Knopf publishing Station Eleven.Her 4th book Station Eleven brought Emily well deserved recognition A Pulitzer Prize contender nominee put Emily St John Mandel , on the map.She became an instant household name for readers worldwide This fifth book, The Glass Hotel highly anticipated , is compulsively irresistible The story grabs us from the first page.with fascinating characters and fascinating chosen character names.It s disturbing to read about so much corruption and greed especially when we are legitimately concerned about real life the true stories of massive frauds We follow a Ponzi scheme calculated with swindling self serving characters and supernatural aspects Terrific storytelling atmospherewith a strong sense of moral quandaries to grapple with.Emily St John is one of my all time favorite female authors She can do no wrong in my eyes I ll read and enjoy every book she writes I pre paid for the physical book 2 months before it was released and started reading it the day I had it in my hands I own and cherish each of her books I admit, I ve got that unconditionally love going on Taut, and hauntingwith compelling characters.there is something so formidably honest about the magnificent prose Note if you ve never read any of Emily s books.Starting with Station Eleven , is fine..but just my humble opinion ,I d actually begin with, Last Night In Montreal It s enjoyable watching Emily evolve crafting styling storytelling depth terrific nuance with each new novel Timeless deceptions in disguise.this literary mystery novel will pull on your heartstrings

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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 of Vincent, a female, named after Edna St Vincent Milay , and she is a fasinating character A sort of chameleon, trying to find her w 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 of Vincent, a female, named after Edna St Vincent Milay , and she is a fasinating character A sort of chameleon, trying to find her way through life after the death of her mother Jonathan is the initiator of the Ponzi scheme, something that will effect many lives, including Vincents.The writing is equisite, the story clips along at a steady pace and i found it quite addicting It is at heart the story of the haves and have nots, unreal monetary expectations Con men and those who allow themselves to be conned The choices one makes, where one mistake can equivocally change ones fate The connections one makes and those that just seem to happen Alternate realities, where one sees different choices played out Do you think it possible for one to actually see their consciences become real Something to ponder.I thought this was a terrific and very different 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 grasp Look, Alkaitis had said, at his warmest and most accommodating, I could break it all down for you, but I think you unde 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 grasp Look, Alkaitis had said, at his warmest and most accommodating, I could break it all down for you, but I think you understand the gist of it, and at the end of the day the returns speak for themselves It is the perfect time to be reading this book as I watch the stock market plummet over fears of what the coronavirus will do to the ebb and flow of money I pulled my money out years ago to invest in real estate, so I m really rather a disinterested observer as the panic begins to gain momentum What makes this downturn interesting is, if there are any Madoffesque Ponzi schemes operating out there, they will be exposed As long as the markets are good Ponzi schemes work like clockwork When markets start to get shaky is when too many calls come in too quickly for a scheming ponzi criminal to cover The party at that point is over The 2008 crash is what exposed Jonathan Alkaitis s indiscretions Rarely do investors hang with you when they start to see the market begin to free fall They don t care how many great returns you ve given them in the past They want their money back, and they want it back now Remember the run on the bank in It s a Wonderful Life Well, that is exactly what happened to Alkaitis in 2008 There was no money to give them because there were no fresh investors giving Alkaitis an infusion of new cash The whole scheme spiralled down the toilet The primary thing that drives a Ponzi scheme is greed Frankly, I don t care if some smooth talking, immoral Alkaitis type character takes rich, greedy people for all their money because they should know better What really irritates me is when guys like Alkaitis take regular people for their small nest eggs and retirement funds That s when what he does goes from being a snake oil swindler to being a devastator of lives Emily St James Mandel does a great job of laying out exactly what a Ponzi scheme is, but if you have fears that this book is all about schemes and money, don t worry Mandel has always been wonderful at building the emotion and authenticity of her characters lives So the way a Ponzi scheme works is that a slick talking operator with some trading experience convinces a few of his rich buddies to invest some money with him, guaranteeing them a certain rate of return Sometimes those buddies are in on the scheme, and sometimes they are clueless, but they all feel absolutely brilliant when they start getting checks, reflecting astronomical returns Some math would tell them that these rates of return are impossible, but that isn t really a thought as long as the checks keep coming Those initial investors then tell their friends and acquaintances about these fabulously large checks they have been earning and recruitinvestors to the scheme So Alkaitis is really just a salesman, a closer who convinces these people he is a brilliant investor, but what these investors don t know is that he never invests their money Their money is being used to pay the big returns to the initial investors and to support his lavish lifestyle As long as the market is a bull market, attractinginvestors is no problem, and everything works great When the stock market tumbles, he doesn t have the cash to pay out to the numerous, nervous investors wanting their money back That s when people with handcuffs make a visit.There is a mystery threaded through the plot as to what really happened to the woman who fell off the boat in the opening chapter of the book She has an unusual name She was named for the poet Edna St Vincent Millay can t help noticing how closely that name reflects the author s name , and few people forget a beautiful woman named Vincent She becomes the trophy wife of Alkaitis She is not stupid, but she sees money as a mysterious agent that seems to materalize, like magic in her new lifeEverything in the shop was gorgeous, but the yellow gloves shone with a special light She tried them on and bought them without looking at the price tag, because in the age of money her credit card was a magical, weightless thing She was a bartender before she met Alkaitis and will be one again.This is an effortless read I blew through it on a flight from Denver to Charlotte Mandel s writing style is smooth and elegant She is one of my favorite young writers, and I certainly look forward to her next book If you haven t read her work before, I would suggest starting with her book Station Eleven, which could very well prove to be her grand opus If you like post apocalyptic novels, you will enjoy her unique and poignant view of a possible future If you think money is boring, which it is, but regardless you should still understand it, especially if your beloved Uncle Ted leaves you a nice packet, this book will give you some perspective and, hopefully, help you keep from falling into the honey laced traps of conmen The sage advice, if it is too good to be true then it is really too good to be true, should always be remembered If you wish to seeof my most recent book and movie reviews, visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

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