We interrupt our regularly scheduled discussion to announce the April discussion leader and book selection. Our leader is Kat, and the book is The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman. I was going to request something kidlitish for April, since we’ll be in the middle of the 2011 Bookmark Challenge, but I didn’t have to: Kat had already picked one. It’s not the first time we’ve shared a thought.
All right, who’s up for May? You lead, you pick (more or less).
1. Roxane and Mr. Hosokawa speak different languages and require Gen to translate their conversations. Do you think it’s possible to fall in love with someone to whom you cannot speak directly?
2. “Roxane Coss and Mr. Hosokawa, however improbable to those around them, were members of the same tribe, the tribe of the hostages…. But Gen and Carmen were another matter” (pg. 294). Compare the love affairs of Gen and Carmen and Roxane and Mr. Hosokawa. What are the elements that define each relationship?