Hey, Buzz Book Club readers! We've reached the end of this lovely but heart-wrenching book, and now I'm really curious to find out how it will be adapted into a movie. But we'll talk about that in just a second.
Here's a recap of how the Book Club goes: Every week I've suggested chapters to complete by the next post (which, in this case, have gone up every Friday in April). In these weekly Book Club posts, I posit a few questions to prompt discussion in the comments section.
Also, make sure to keep an eye out for my May book club selection announcement!
To discuss last week's section of Important Artifacts, in which we read from Read LOT 1226 through the end, read more.
- How did you feel reading a book in which you're basically watching a relationship slowly deteriorate? Do all the pretty pictures and interesting notes make up for the fact that it's actually really sad?
- I really like Lenore's sister, Ann, and I love that she's so straightforward with her advice for Lenore and her thoughts on relationships. Do you admire Ann's honesty? Or do you think she might be a bit pushy?
- I don't know that I could ever do something like this — put a whole collection of private relationship memorabilia up for auction. I think I would feel incredibly exposed. Would you? Or does it not really matter once the relationship is all over anyway?
- On a related note, what do you do with your stuff from old relationships? And does it vary based on how bad the relationship and/or breakup was?
- Do you think this book can be successfully made into a movie? And if so, how? Would you want to see a fairly straightforward story of the relationship, without the auction catalog aspect? Some kind of flashback structure where we see a particular artifact and then scenes of how it came to be? Something totally experimental? A combination?