Next week, we’ll begin discussing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Chrissie will be leading us in the discussion, but, as always, anyone can pose a question in the comments or by sending an email to mail AT funkandweber DOT com.
Has anyone here ever participated in a Book Club before? (I haven’t.) Is there anything about books, in particular, that you want to discuss, like themes, plots, characters, writing techniques, etc.? Is there a type of question you’d like to see asked, or is there an approach you’d like to see taken?
Is there something about Bel Canto that we haven’t touched on and you’d like to mention or discuss?
Here’s a final canned question: When the hostages are finally rescued, Mr. Hosokawa steps in front of Carmen to save her from a bullet. Do you think Mr. Hosokawa wanted to die? Once they all return to their lives, it would be nearly impossible for him to be with Roxane. Do you think he would rather have died than live life without her?
I’ve answered this in my head, but I’ll wait to post until you’ve had a chance to answer for yourself.
And another of my own questions: What do you think of that canned question? I have my own answer, of course.
I know we’re just getting started, but I’m already having fun. I’m enjoying thinking about what I’ve read, evaluating it, and coming up with questions. I can’t wait to see what it’s like to have someone else initiating the questions. I imagine I’ll be forced to think a bit differently.