Reading Glister with your Book Group

Category: Reading

Glister, a novel about the moral and environmental decay of a Scottish community, is not short of talking points. With political, spiritual and moral themes running through it, the book leaves a lot of questions unanswered and has great discussion potential. So if you want to try it in your book group, we can suggest the following regime!

1) Obtain copies of the book and read it.

2) Shortly before the book group meets (but after you have read the book) listen to the discussion podcast. Read the interview with author John Burnside and the review by author Caro Ramsay.

3) When your group meets, have a look at the discussion questions on Glister to get your discussion going.

4) During, or after the book group, post your comments on the Book Talk pages or on facebook.

You also might be interested to read about December's Book Group of the Month, who have read an interesting variety of books linked to the theme of environment.