Terrence McCauley

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LIBRARIES AND BOOK CLUBS

Terrence would be glad to participate in an event or discussion at your library event or book club meeting. He may be available to attend in person or via Skype, FaceTime or conference call. Please contact him at terrence@terrencemccauley.com to arrange details. 

If you're already in a book club, here are some questions that could help facilitate some discussion about Terrence's work.

Book Club Question Suggestions

  1. How did you experience the book? Were you immediately drawn into the story—or did it take a while? Did the book intrigue, amuse, disturb, alienate, irritate, or frighten you? 

  2. Do you find McCauley's characters convincing? Are they believable? Are they fully developed as complex human beings—or were they one-dimensional? 

  3. Which characters did you admire? Dislike? What are their primary characteristics? 

  4. What motivates different character’s actions? Do you think those actions are justified? Ethical? 

  5. Do you think any characters grow or change during the course of the novel? If so, in what way? 

  6. Who in the book would you like to meet? What would you ask,or say? 

  7. If you could insert yourself as a character in the book, what role would you play? 

  8. Is the plot well developed? Is it believable? Do you feel manipulated along the way, or do plot events unfold naturally, organically? 

  9. Is the story plot or character driven? Do events unfold quickly or is more time spent developing characters' inner lives? Does it make a difference to your enjoyment? 

  10. Did you expect the ending or were you surprised? Was it neatly wrapped up—maybe too neatly? Or was the story unresolved, ending on an ambiguous note? 

  11. Can you pick out a passage that strikes you as particularly profound or interesting? 

  12. If you were to talk with Terrence, what would you want to know? 

  13. Have you read Terrence's other books or short stories? Can you discern a similarity—in theme, writing style—between them? Or are they completely different?