Coming Up on Book Talk
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November 2014: The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
In November we'll be discussing the latest book from Michel Faber, The Book of Strange New Things. Faber's first book in fourteen years is a tale of adventure, faith and the ties that might hold two people together when they are worlds apart. Peter Leigh is a husband, a Christian, and now a missionary. As The Book of Strange New Things opens, he is set to embark on a journey that will be the biggest test of his faith yet. From the moment he says goodbye to his wife, Bea, and boards his flight, he begins a quest that will challenge his religious beliefs, his love and his understanding of the limits of the human body.
Discussion questions for The Book of Strange New Things:
- How does Faber, an athiest, approach the subject of religion?
- Is the author successful in building a new civilisation?
- What are the biggest themes to emerge in the novel?