Summer is coming to an end, and so is The Word On The Street’s Book Club discussion of The Road to Atlantis!
This week, book club leader Jenn has a few last questions based on page 138 to the end of the book. Feel free to use these as a jumping-off point for any other thoughts or questions you may have too.
Thanks to all who’ve read along and shared their thoughts on the book!
Leo Brent Robillard reads at the Vibrant Voices of Ontario Tent at 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM on Sunday, September 27th.
Welcome to our last week of discussion for The Road to Atlantis by Leo Brent Robillard! Thank you so much for being a part of this book club journey, whether you were a reader or a commenter or even just a lurker who was interested in learning more about the book. I hope you have enjoyed the novel, and that the questions helped you to think about the book a little more.
- Parenting is a significant part of the last section of this book David has come full circle in that his own father has reappeared into his life, and David, Larry and Matty have to figure out their new roles with each other. Meanwhile, Anne has withdrawn from parenting Matty and her own relationship, while Kim has removed herself completely. How has parenthood changed for David and Anne? Have your feelings towards each of them changed over the course of the book?
- Matty’s destruction of the train set is a pivotal moment in his relationship with his father. Why do you think David hid this from his son for all those years? How does this connect with Larry’s memory of ‘driving’ with Davy so many years below? What point does Matty make by destroying it?
- Brooke’s arrival marks something special for everyone. Why do you think everyone wants to connect with her in the way that they do? What role does she play in their lives? Going forward, how do you anticipate their lives will work out?