Monday, May 2, 2011

Book Club Forum #15: The Passage

Book Selection Status: READ
Month: May 2011
Genre: Science Fiction
Book of the Month: The Passage
Author: Justin Cronin
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Discussion Questions:

1. What do you feel were the main themes Cronin was wrestling with in this novel?
The Passage by Justin Cronin
2. What was your favorite quote/intro to which section of the novel and how do you feel it best set up what was to come?

3. Did you think the national response to the crisis was realistic (ex. California seceding from the U.S.)?

4. Do you think Cronin’s writing techniques and style changes were successful in bringing this world to life? Why or why not?

5. Did you have a hard time transitioning from the first third of the book to the last two-thirds? Why or why not?

6. Was there any point in the story where you felt you couldn’t read anymore?

7. Did you have any issues with the pacing of the novel? Why or why not?

8. Which character do you think loved Amy the most? Which do you think Amy loved the most?

9. Was the ending satisfying or did it leave you thirsty for more?

10. Rate The Passage 1 to 5.