This is a book club for those of us that just want to chill out, read, and discuss books. The knitting is optional.
We'll be starting with Good Omens and going from there. Section pages/ending sentences are posted every Mondays, and chat announcements are posted every Sundays!
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Okay, so I’m certain chat is open by now, so here are some questions to get you started. I’ll add more later.
1. The scene where the three terrorist groups are jumping through the windows: This scene is done very tongue-in-cheek, with the different groups even arguing over which places are strategically important (the hotel being so because it has a well-stocked cellar.) However, there are some plenty of IRL groups fighting in this way over stupid things. Do you think our authors were trying to make a point with this pun, or were just being funny?
2. General thoughts and observations of War’s character? If you would like a quote: “She was beautiful, but she was beautiful the way a forest fire was beautiful: something to be admired from a distance , not up close.”
3. Speaking to the previous quote: “beautiful the way a forest fire was beautiful.” I honestly never considered forest fires to be beautiful, or thought that they possibly could be in a round-about way until I read this book. I always looked at them as something destructive. Thoughts on this? Do you think that, if someone sees first the destruction and not the beauty, would they see War differently at first than a person who can see that beauty, even if for a moment?
4. The Them’s interactions, specifically the description of Adam’s “listening to [their] bickering with the relaxed air of a king listening to the chatter of his courtiers.” Is this how Adam views his friends at this moment, as above them, or does he view them as equals?
5. In this chapter, Brian backs up a lot of his arguments by referring to God and whether or not God says things are okay or not okay. What does this say about Brian’s family-life? What about Wensley, with his parents just calling him ‘Youngster’ in the hope that he’ll act his age, or Pepper, with her mother who was New Age but now isn’t?
6. No one expects the Spanish Inquisition! But no seriously, what do you think of their take on it; that something that’s referred to as a horrible event in history (that, we’re told, after seeing, Crowley got drunk for a week straight) is turned around in the mind of children into merely a game.
7. I don’t know about ya’all, but I always laugh at the faux-Spanish and –Latin. “Oh lay” “Hastar lar vista” and especially “Benedictine ina decanter.” Other favorites?
Self-indulgent fangirly questions:
1. Aziraphale’s little scene of book-nerding-out over Agnes Nutter’s book: super adorable or most adorable ever?
2. War: what is she good for*? *i.e. – Everything.