A month ago Fuelled by Fiction was a stop on the book tour for Ghost Horse by Thomas McNeely. Have you had a chance to read it yet? If not, you should definitely add it to your TBR! If you are part of a book club, this novel would make for some great discussion. You can read my review here, visit the author’s website here, and view Ghost Horse on Goodreads here.
Here are some great conversation topics from Thomas:
Ghost Horse concerns a family in the 1970’s which is breaking up in a divorce. How do you think divorce affects children in families? How do you think attitudes toward divorce have changed since the seventies? Do you think it is easier or harder for children of divorce now?
In Ghost Horse, three boys vie with each other to control a home-made movie that takes many shapes. How do you see children today using media to connect, and sometimes to harm each other, as in various cyber-bullying cases? Do you think children see themselves and their relationships differently because of their exposure to media today?
Ghost Horse explores the effects of class and racial tension in Houston, Texas, in the 1970’s. How do you think attitudes toward race and class have changed in America since that time? Do you see a greater or lesser distance between races and classes now or then?
If you’ve read Ghost Horse, let me know what you think!
If you read and it and discuss it with a book club, let me know how it goes!
Beth is the founder and editor of Fuelled by Fiction. She is a twenty-something east coast Canadian girl who loves writing about books and feminism.