Monday, October 12, 2009

The Big Read

Wayne Public Library is participating in the Big Read beginning Oct. 22, 2009 The book for our Big Read will be "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett.

Starting November 2, 2009; discussion questions will be posted weekly, but feel free to voice your comments and opinions about the book below...

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(All comments are moderated and do not get published until they are approved by our librarian.)

The BIG READ is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.

6 comments:

WPL Book Discussion said...

How about some Maltese Falcon book discussion? Let's try this topic:
Why does Sam Spade take the case, even though he suspects that "Miss Wonderly" is lying?

WPL Book Discussion said...

About The Maltese Falcon, let's discuss whether we think Sam Spade is a hero? How would you describe his personal moral code in a violent world?

WPL Book Discussion said...

What kind of vision does The Maltese Falcon present of urban America? How important is San Francisco as the novel's setting?

WPL Book Discussion said...

Do you think any character changes or grows in The Maltese Falcon?

WPL Book Discussion said...

What motivates Sam Spade to find the falcon? Is he tempted by money or Brigid, or does he merely love the chase?

WPL Book Discussion said...

In the 1930s and 1940s mostly male writers adapted the femme fatale character- a foxy, dangerouse woman- to crime stories. How might a woman have written Brigid differently?