Who’s reading The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman in preparation for next month’s discussion? That book’s been on my shelf for a year-and-a-half, at least. It’s been on my bedside table three different times. I never got through it. The fourth time’s the charm, it seems. I won’t commit to liking to disliking it yet, but I’m no longer finding it difficult to read.
I know Chrissie and Kat loved it, and I’m guessing Becca will, too. Loads of people loved it—it won the 2009 Newbery Medal, for crying out loud. I hope you’ll read it and talk about it with us, even if I’m the only one with a different opinion. Who knows, maybe you’ll help me see things differently.
Mma Ramotswe makes a lot of less-than-flattering comments about men throughout the book. How do you think we’re supposed to take them? Do you think they’re culturally accurate?
As a young woman, Mma Ramotswe chooses to marry a less-than-ideal man. Why do you think the author made that choice for her? Do you think it fits her character?