Book Club Study Questions for Incarnate

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Book club questions for Incarnate by Lawrence Weill:

 

Story:

  1. What is the significance of the title Incarnate? If you could give the book a different title, what is it? Why?
  2. The novel has a line from Love’s Labour Lost as a frontis piece?  Why do you think the author included that?
  3. What are the themes of Incarnate?
  4. The author uses a switching point of view in each chapter.  Why do you think he does that?  What did you think of the structure and style of the writing?
  5. What scene is the most pivotal? Why?
  6. What scene resonates most with you personally in either a positive or negative way? Why?
  7. Has anything ever happened to you similar to what happens in the book? How did you react to it differently?
  8. What surprises you the most about Incarnate?
  9. How important is the setting and time period to the story? How would it play out differently in a different setting? What about a different time period?
  10. Are there any particular quotes that stand out to you? Why?

Characters:

  1. Do any of the characters remind you of yourself or someone you know? How?
  2.  What motivates the actions of the characters in the story? What do the sub-characters want from the main character and what does the main character want with them?
  3. What are the dynamics of “power” between the characters? How does that play a factor in their interactions?
  4. How does the way the characters see themselves, differ from how others see them? How do you see the various characters?
  5. How do the “roles” (mother, brother, etc.) of the various characters influence their interactions? How do those roles change?
  6. What past influences are shaping the actions of the characters in Incarnate?

The Ending:

  1. What is the significance of the epilog? How would you have liked to have seen the ending go?
  2. How have the characters changed by the end of Incarnate?
  3. Have any of YOUR views or thoughts changed after reading this book?
  4. What do you think will happen next to the main characters?

Overall:

  1. Are there any books that you would compare this one to? How does this book hold up to them?
  2. What did you learn from, take away from, or get out of Incarnate?
  3. Did your opinion of the book change as you read it? How?
  4. Would you recommend Incarnate to a friend? Why or why not?

 

 

Thanks to Book Bundlz for helping inform this list of questions.

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