BOOK CLUB QUESTIONS: GoldSeptember 01, 2020
AUGUST 2020 BOOK CLUB QUESTIONS
Welcome to my book club questions on Gold by Chris Cleave.
Did you enjoy this story? How does it compare to others we’ve read together in our book club this year?
What do you think drives athletes to sacrifice everything to succeed in their chosen sport?
Which character did you warm to the most: Zoe, Kate, Jack or Tom? Why?
Endurance is a key theme in this book. What does the story tell us about our ability to endure?
How would you describe Kate and Zoe’s relationship, both professionally and personally?
Zoe found it difficult to forgive herself for her brother’s accident. Why? And how does she finally come to terms with his death?
What did you think of Jack’s decision to let Kate race Zoe without knowing that Sophie was in hospital?
During their final race, when Kate falls, Zoe waits for Kate. Do you think Kate would have done the same for Zoe if the situation had been reversed? Who did you want to win that race?
What does “gold” mean to Zoe, Kate, Jack, and Tom? Besides Olympic medals, what other types of gold do the four of them aspire to?
Did you enjoy Chris Cleave’s style of writing? Would you read another one of his books?