Book Club Questions

Escape-to-CanamithReading Escape to Canamith with your book club? Here are some discussion guide questions to share with your club!
  1. Who was your favorite main character?
  2. Which character did you most relate to?
  3. Was Rex right in closing the doors to Canamith before Mathis returned home?
  4. Do you think would have Rex closed the doors if he knew Lila and her family were on the way to Canamith?
  5. Did the ending surprise you? Why? Or, why not?
  6. Did you have any favorite lines from the book?
  7. How do the themes of the book relate to our modern world?
  8. Has the novel changed the way you look at our environmental issues?
  9. Have you ever been a scenic place that’s been damaged by pollution?
  10. The author hoped that after reading the book, the reader would take action to help the environment, have you considered doing anything?
    E.g. clean up city, recycle, try to make a smaller footprint on the earth, etc.…

BONUS QUESTION!
Did you pick up on the “Twilight Zone” Easter Eggs?

QUESTIONS FOR THE AUTHOR?
What questions would you like to ask the author? Email rf@richardfriedman.net to connect with the author or arrange Richard’s appearance, live or by Skype, at your book club!

Two-Worlds-Billy-CallahanReading The Two Worlds of Billy Callahan with your book club? Enjoy these discussion guide questions to share with your club!
  1. What did you think of the ending? Would you have changed it? Why or why not?
  2. If the book was made into a movie, who would you want to play the main characters?
  3. Do you think President Dodge had a moral responsibility to re-connect Billy to the Orb if he felt the secrets within the Orb were required to save the country?
  4. Greg stood by his friend against all odds; have you ever been put in that position by a friend?
  5. What similarities does this book have to others in this genre?
  6. Do you believe our government would/ or does secretly make people disappear or silence them if they thought it was in the best interest of the country?
  7. Has the story made you re-think the current status of our environment?
  8. Where do you stand on the risks vs. benefits of fracking?
  9. Do you think we are alone in the universe?
  10. How do we find the right balance of protecting the environment vs. business and our ever-growing population?

BONUS QUESTIONS!
1. Have you ever written a letter to your congressional representative requesting them to do more to protect the environment?
2. Kirk or Picard? Did the alien Captain remind you of either?

QUESTIONS FOR THE AUTHOR?
What questions would you like to ask the author? Email rf@richardfriedman.net to connect with the author or arrange Richard’s appearance, live or by Skype, at your book club!

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