Wednesday, September 30, 2009

General Question 4

Part I: Why do you think Proulx included Uncle Mick who has the same gift of prophecy as Luke?
Part II: Why do you think Luke is so reluctant to speak with him?

Chapter 4 Question

Did you see the same humour as Luke did in the situation that resulted from Luke’s father trying to escape the procession to Stan’s gravesite, or do you think it just made the situation more desperate?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

General Question 3

Joanne Proulx is Canadian. Why do you think she set her story in a small American town instead of a small Canadian town?

Chapter 3 Question

Why do you think Luke was so angry at Mr. Bernoffski for dying? After all, Luke did what he could to prevent Bernoffski’s death.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

General Question 2

Would the story be different if it were set in a larger city such as New York or Toronto instead of the fictional small town of Stokum, Michigan?

Chapter 2 Question

Can you explain the different approaches to the media attention by Slater, Fang and Luke?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

General Question

Do you think some readers might be offended by teenagers reading this book due to its language and references to drug use? If so, who or what types of people? Is their offence justified? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Chapter 1 Question

Chapter 1 – How do you think you would handle what Luke went through when his prophecy about Stan came true?

Algonquin Reads Virtual Book Club

Welcome to Algonquin College’s virtual book club! To get the discussion rolling, each week two Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet questions will be posted.

This week, the first question is based on Chapter 1 and the second is a general question about the Algonquin Reads book. Next week a question about Chapter 2 and another general question will be posted. This will go on until the end of the winter semester (the end of April, 2010). Then, next year we’ll start again with a new book.

Everyone at Algonquin is invited to join in the discussions about Joanne Proulx’s engaging novel. Please express your opinion, add to someone else’s, and/or agree or disagree with others’ viewpoints.

We are all looking forward to these exciting discussions!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Stay Tuned!!

Stay tuned for discussion questions. Within the next few days, I will post two discussion questions. I will post 1 new discussion question each week for several weeks, so that Algonquinites can share their feelings about Proulx's discussion-worthy Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet.

I am looking forward to sharing thoughts about our book.