Book Club Discussion: The Memory Book (SPOILERS!)5 Comments
So – it’s time now to chat about The Memory Book, which has been our first 5:2 Book of the Month. If you haven’t finished the book yet,
DO NOT read on as there are likely to be spoilers…
The Memory Book – how was it for you?
I chose this book so I really love it but I’d love to know what you think! Unlike a face-to-face book club, we don’t have wine to share, but help yourself to a glass or a cup of something and have a ponder of the following questions – the author, Rowan Coleman, has said she’ll pop in to answer any specific questions, so do add them below!
Which character did you feel the greatest emotional connection to and why?
The colour red is important in the novel. Can you think of some ways it is used? What do you think it symbolises?
The book recreates the experience of having Alzheimer’s by staying in Claire’s point of view. How did you feel during these episodes, when you knew that something was wrong, but Claire didn’t?
How do you think Caitlin, Claire and Ruth are similar, or different?
If you were Caitlin would you want to know if you had the gene that could lead to Alzheimer’s?
What is your most precious memory and how has it shaped you?
How did you hope the book would end – and how did you feel about the actual ending?
What do you think happens after the novel finishes?
And do feel free to add your own questions! There’s no time limit on the discussion… I’d love to hear your views. To contribute, click on the ‘Comment’ button at the top of this post, next to the date.
PS: if you enjoyed this month, then keep an eye out on here and the Facebook group for an announcement about our next book, for March!