Monday, October 25, 2010

Work of Wolves - Fall Book Club Discussion Questions

Five discussion questions for the Fall book club reading (issued by Redmond Regional Library) can be found below. Respond to one or all of them, depending on what appeals to you the most. It is sure to capture great dialogue while discussing the work of Morris alumnus, Kent Meyers '77, and with UMM backgrounds in the group!

1. Kent Meyers opens his novel with a scene in which we are introduced to the teenage Carson Fielding and the wealthy rancher, Magnus Yarborough. What key elements of the novel are revealed to us in these opening pages?

2. Discuss the idea of Goat Man.

3. Which of the four characters—Carson, Earl, Willi, or Ted—do you think has the most to gain by rescuing the horses? Why?

4. In what way does this novel explore the concept of family and the ways in which families impact the individual?

5. What is the significance of the title, and how does that concept transcend the boundaries of this specific narrative?