Our third and final book club of the year will be October 16 and 17 and we’re circling back around to Emily St. John Mandel and her newest book, The Glass Hotel which was released earlier this year. The Glass Hotel is described as:
…a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it.
So, if like me you need to finish up, here’s your reminder! Also, here’s a sneak peek at some of our topics:
- Mandel has stated in interviews that The Glass Hotel is a ghost story at the intersection of two events. What parts of the story struck you as a “ghost story”?
- In what ways was the theme of suffering used in the book? Who suffered and what did it tell us about them?
- The dynamics of estrangement are on display in the book, but what do they add to the story?
We hope you can join us for the discussion, remember you don’t have to be registered for CBR12 to participate.