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Goldfinch Bookclub questions

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Gumnast2014 Mon 16-Feb-15 09:51:05

Hi my turn to host Bookclub and I have chosen the goldfinch which I loved.

Anyone got any idea of any different sort of questions or even games that we could do? googling brings up same old things everyone always goes. I want to be a bit different!!!

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twostepsister Mon 16-Feb-15 11:13:01

What happens after the Goldfinch, which country is Boris in now? How is Hobie? (Don't want to put down too many questions in case I ruin the story)

Film or TV series suggest ideas on how it could adapt to the small or big screen. Who could direct the film/TV series.

Who would play the central characters in a film/ TV series and why would you choose them for the role?

Gumnast2014 Mon 16-Feb-15 15:47:50

Ooh you are ace! Did you love it?

Who do you think for film?

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twostepsister Mon 16-Feb-15 18:58:29

I loved it and still can't get it out of my head. I loved the Las Vegas section and after reading another fantastic book, 'We are called to rise ' by Laura McBride, also set in Vegas, it pretty much described the outskirts of Vegas in a similar way.

For the film:

Ezra Miller - Boris
Aaron Taylor Johnson - Theo
Liam Neeson - Hobie
Molly Quinn - Pippa
Jennifer Lawrence -Kitsey
Helena Bonham Carter - Theo's mum
Christian Bale - Larry Decker
Denise Richards - Xandra
Cate Blanchett - Mrs Barbour
Nicholas Hoult - Andy Barbour
Andrew Garfield - Platt

Gumnast2014 Tue 17-Feb-15 13:28:20

I love ezra as boris!!

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Gumnast2014 Tue 17-Feb-15 13:42:25

I was thinking daniel ratcliffe for theo

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twostepsister Tue 17-Feb-15 13:54:16

Oh yes Daniel could be a strong contender

antimatter Tue 17-Feb-15 20:18:22

Maybe have maps out trying to find places/streets in NY, Las Vegas and find on maps other towns and cities mentioned in the book?

Clawdy Wed 18-Feb-15 10:25:18

Print off a copy of the actual painting - the pic in the book is so small.

FaFoutis Wed 18-Feb-15 10:26:52

A prize for the person who got the furthest way through it?

Gumnast2014 Wed 18-Feb-15 17:59:16

Jim broadbent for hobie!!

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twostepsister Thu 19-Feb-15 14:30:22

Yes he has the height too Gumnast

Gumnast2014 Fri 20-Feb-15 06:10:37

Billy Bob Thornton for Larry but struggling for the mum?

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Clawdy Fri 20-Feb-15 14:51:54

Rachel McAdams maybe.

hesterton Sat 21-Feb-15 06:44:03

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