BOOK OF THE MOMENT
How did you book club enjoy Galgut's style of writing?
Over the four decades, did much really change in South Africa?
Do you Anton, Astrid and Amor's lives would have turned out differently if the promise had been kept?Which character's story did you feel drawn to and why?
Why do think Galgut did not develop Salome's character and kept her invisible?
How does this prize winning novel compare to previous winners?
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
‘Home is where you feel, I feel lost’. Do you think Holly was lost or in control of her own destiny? Did she really ‘go lightly’?
‘I still want to be me when I wake up one fine morning and have breakfast at Tiffany’s.’
Do you have any favourite lines from the novel and why is this such an addictive read?
Who does Holy Golightly remind you of?
Holly is outspoke and ballsy? Do you think Holly’s behaviour is typical of women searching for a better life, at this time?
Did you enjoy Capote's writing style and would you recommend any others in this genre?
THE NIGHT INTERNS
What did your book club think of this book – upsetting, dark, realistic, unrealistic?
Interns, although doctors may only practice medicine with guidance and supervision - were you shocked to discover that during the night shift, interns seem to be left to their own devices?
Can you understand the helplessness of the patients? Do you or your family recognise some of the ward scenarios and conversations?
In theory the night shift shouldn't be about performing the tasks that nurses aren’t authorised to undertake – is this a flaw in the system?
Do you think doctors lose their humanity because the training is so relentless and isolating?
There seems to be a hierarchy of bullying within the system – why do you think this is?
THE WILD CARD