Monday, October 25, 2010
Book Club - Water For Elephants
I'm not trying to get anyone to think too much on Monday. But, as your brain wakes up, ponder these questions:
1. Who did you think, based on the prologue, murdered the man? Were you surprised?
2. Gruen writes that many of the details in the story are true or come from circus workers’ reports. These stories include the hippo pickled in formaldehyde, the deceased fat lady being paraded through town and an elephant who repeatedly pulled out her stake and stole lemonade. The author did a ton of research before writing. Were the stories believable?
3. Did this book change your thoughts on the circus?
4. A cast has been named to bring these bold characters to life in the movie adaptation coming out April 15, 2011. It includes Coco's TrueLove4Eva, Robert Pattinson as Jacob and Reese Witherspoon as Marlena. What are your thoughts on the cast? Any changes in your opinion?
And, I'm going to throw out the read for November and December. But, a warning: This book will offend about 20% of you. I'm not easily offended, so this only peaks my interest, but I want to be clear that it's not for everyone. I will guarantee, however, that it's a fantastic holiday read and one that will have you laughing out loud.
Without further ado.....
445 qty at $.01 (plus shipping) on Amazon. Go for it!
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