by Padgett Powell
Here is where I usually link to a reading/discussion guide or two, I’m not really sure one needs a guide. The book, itself, is a guide to discussion.
A book of questions, sometimes the questions relate to those before and after sometimes not.
I couldn’t read very much of the book at a time, it overwhelmed my brain to the point of pain. The the more I read, the less nonsensical the paragraphs seem so I am able to read more at a time. I have found that skipping forward and back to be the best way for me to enjoy the book. I wish there was an index so I could find exact questions again. If you have someone in your life you’d like to know better, grab a copy and have a go at it. I think I would rate this book for adults, some of the questions I wouldn’t want to explain to my 5 year old even though I don’ have a five year old. I may add this to my library if I happen upon a copy for a reasonable amount of money.
A few of my favorite questions, copyright of course belongs to the author, quoted here only to entice others to read it.
- Would a catastrophic global war be required to restore us to simple living? p17
- Have you any skills in the area of weaving or knitting? p35
- Do you miss Tab and do you fully understand its disappearance? p43
- Can you knit? p61
- Would it be reasonable to ask someone if he or she has a favorite musical note? p66
- Why is a banana yellow and not banana? p67