BOOK CLUB QUESTIONS: The Trouble with Goats and SheepNovember 01, 2020
OCTOBER 2020 BOOK CLUB QUESTIONS
Welcome to the book club questions for The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon.
The Guardian described Joanna Cannon’s debut novel as ‘a rare literary phenomenon’. Do you agree with this?
How well did the author set the scene for the heatwave of 1976?
Which character did you most relate to the most and why?
What are your thoughts about the narrator, Grace?
What did you think of Walter Bishop when he first appeared? How did your view change by the end of the story?
Do you think that small communities like The Avenue are more a force for evil or good?
Many of the characters carry secrets and regrets. Did this story make you consider how we judge people without really knowing them?
Are there lingering questions from the book that you're still thinking about?
Joanna Cannon’s second novel Three Things About Elsie was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018. Have you read this book? If so, how does it compare with her debut? If not, will you add it to your tbr pile?