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Reader Survey: Fated Discussion Questions

A couple of book clubs who are getting ready to read Fated have asked me if there are any discussion questions for the novel or if any other reading groups have posted questions online. To my knowledge, there’s nothing of the sort. And since it seems a bit self-indulgent to come up with a set of questions of my own, I decided to take a survey in order to compile a list of questions that other book clubs might use.

My plan is to compile a list of 12-15 questions and post them on my blog. Questions can deal with thematic elements, characters, author intent, specific scenes, plot, conflict, motivations, social commentary, or whatever else comes to mind. Those are just examples. You’re in charge.

So if you’ve read Fated and would like to submit a discussion question, please feel free to play along. And if you have more than one question in mind, multiple entries are fine. However, if I end up with a surplus of questions, I’ll narrow it down to a reasonable number.

And just to clarify, these aren’t questions that would be asked of me, necessarily, but questions readers would ask of themselves and of each other about the book while discussing it in a book club.

Survey says!

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Filed under: Fated,Reader Surveys — S.G. Browne @ 8:12 am

7 Comments »

  1. The book kicks ass theres nothing to dicuss, I smoke 2 joints before I smoke 2 joints. 1 question do they beleave in karma, love your work.

    Comment by william ward — June 7, 2011 @ 8:52 pm

  2. Thanks for the comment and the karma question, William. And for the love.

    Comment by admin — June 8, 2011 @ 6:54 am

  3. 1. Was Fate becoming the Messiah planned? Who knew about this prior to the event?
    2. What about Fate originally attracted Sara so much?
    3. What the f*ck was Destiny thinking?! Motives?
    4. Why is it that all of the “bad” characters (eg. Gluttony, Sloth) are friends of the main character, while “good” characters (eg. Honesty, Truth) are assholes?

    Great book, mate. Keep up the good work.

    Comment by JT — June 17, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

  4. Hope that wasn’t too late :P

    Comment by JT — June 17, 2011 @ 8:56 pm

  5. Thanks for the good questions and the kind words, JT. And no, it’s not too late.

    Comment by admin — June 18, 2011 @ 8:02 am

  6. S.G,

    Say hypothetically didn’t write this book, and you were reading this book for a book club for the first time. What are questions that you would like to discuss with other people of the book club?

    Comment by Kerri — November 15, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

  7. Hypothetically, had I not written Fated, I suppose I would throw these out to my book club:

    1) What are your thoughts on the concepts fate and destiny? Do you agree or disagree with the way they’re portrayed in the novel?

    2) Do you believe people make a lot of bad decisions based on what society tells them they need in order to be happy?

    3) Who were your favorite characters in the novel and why?

    4) Was Fabio always going to be the Messiah? Or did his fate/destiny change because of his actions?

    5) Did Destiny know what the future held for Fabio? And if so, when did she know?

    The ones listed by JT at the top are also worth pursuing.

    Hope that helps!

    Comment by admin — November 17, 2012 @ 9:23 am

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