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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

#RIPXII Peril of the Group Read Discussion Post for Slade House by David Mitchell @estellasrevenge

These are the discussion questions posted on Estella's Revenge.

Thank you for joining us! We'd love to know what you thought of SLADE HOUSE. These questions are just a jumping-off point if you're interested in sharing your answers. Link up down below!
1. Slade House is broken up into five parts and is narrated by five characters. Which one did you like best and why? 

My favourite character is Fred Pink. I thought it was very cool how Mitchell tied him into each part.
2. In my opinion, this is not a traditional "scary" book. Each new guest in the house reveals more about Slade House and the Grayer twins. Did you find any of it unsettling? 

Definitely! The creepiest part for me was when the victim saw their portrait on the wall, before their soul was consumed. Can you imagine how unsettling it would be for them?!
3. This quote, discuss: “Grief is an amputation, but hope is incurable hemophilia: you bleed and bleed and bleed.” 

That is an interesting quote, and I think it's actually quite accurate! When you grieve because of a loss, it's over and you know that the person is not coming back. As painful as it is, you deal with the loss as best as you can and move forward. However, when there is no closure and you remain hopeful that the person is still alive, the pain goes on and on because you don't know what happened to them and therefore cannot move on. The pain is still there, like a bleed that never stops.
4. Norah and Jonah...sympathetic or nah? 

No way! They are soul eaters, and they prey on people. No sympathy from me.
5. We didn't learn much about what Norah and Jonah do between each nine–year cycle, but we do know that they have a lot of freedom and many resources at their disposal. What would you do with a gifted existence like this one?

They can took on any form and be whoever they want, and I assume that they could leave Slade House and go wherever they want after each cycle so I'd travel! I also have a thirst for knowledge, so I'd likely become very well-educated with numerous degrees!
6. The ending. What did you think?

I liked that the tables were turned on Norah and Jonah for once! They thought that they were going to feed and didn't expect that Dr. Marinus-Fenby was going to one-up them. She made a mistake not finishing Norah off, but I guess that leaves the story open for a sequel!

Here's the link to my REVIEW for Slade House.

Thanks for hosting this group read, Andi! I had never heard of this book before and probably never would have picked it up if it weren't for this Group Read. I really enjoyed it!!

1 comment:

  1. I finally posted my answers today! Better late than never! I agree with you on all counts, BTW!


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