THIS IS GOING TO HURT
Book Of The MOMENT
How shocked were you by how precarious a visit to be hospital can be depending on the circumstances of that particular day?
As a doctor Adam Kay faced daily dilemmas. Which ones struck a chord with you?
How do you think the author manages to balance his diary entries between being humorous and verging on distasteful?
Do you believe the hospital experiences described were as bad as the author makes out? What do you think Kay was hoping to achieve with his story?
In the end, Adam Kay gives up practising as a doctor - how does this make you feel?
The ESSEX SERPENT
How did Sarah Perry entice the reader into this gothic adventure? Was it creepy?
Did Perry’s ‘modern’ characters and commentary seem credible? How was this achieved?
Which setting did you enjoy the most – London or the Essex marshes?
Which dilemmas of the heart troubled you most - physical or moral?
The cast in this narrative is tight. Which character was the most intriguing? Cora, Luke, William, Stella?
What relationships surprised you?
Do you think the reader should like Cora?
THE WILD CARD
What makes Rupert Everett’s memoirs so engaging?
How well do you think Everett deals with the dilemmas he faces?
Did you find Everett’s honesty about celebrities refreshing or distasteful?
How does this memoir compare to others you have read?
Everett is a highly descriptive writer - what impact does this have on his stories?
What do you think of Everett’s outlook on death of those closest to him?
Does this memoir change your views of Everett as an actor?