Welcome to . . . Read With Us Discussion Day
Bonny and Carole and I are posting discussion question(s) today for our latest RWU book . . . The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka. Join the discussion (which you’re welcome do even if you didn’t read the book) by commenting on our blogs. I’ll be answering your posts within the comment section for this discussion — and you can comment on other people’s comments, as well. Y’know . . . like in a real book group.
First . . . I’d really like to know what you thought of the book. What did you like best (or least) about Seven Moons? And if you gave it a try, but didn’t like it enough to keep reading, I’d love to hear why it didn’t “work” for you.
Second . . . Let’s just talk for a minute about the world-building in Seven Moons. Because . . . I was fascinated by the “afterlife” created by author Shehan Karunatilaka. What did you think? I never quite imagined the afterlife with such chaos and bureaucracy, but it really worked in Seven Moons for Maali Almeida. Or did it? I’m eager to know what you thought. And . . . if you have also read George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo, I’m wondering if you found any similarities between the Lincoln’s bardo and Maali’s afterlife?
I can’t wait to hear what you think!
Don’t forget: We’ll be discussing the book on Zoom tonight – 7:00 pm Eastern Time. There’s still time for you to join us! Just let me know of your interest either with a comment or by sending me an email (see sidebar, above) — and I’ll send a Zoom invitation.
PS – If you are planning to join us on the Zoom, but haven’t received an invitation from me (I sent them yesterday), please let me know so I can get the Zoom link to you today.