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Subject: Lamb by Christopher Moore
Date Posted: 12/30/2008 8:09 PM ET
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My bookclub is reading this for January and I'm trying to come up with discussion questions.  I've searched on line and found some, but I was hoping someone here might have a few thoughtful discussion questions they would share. 

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Date Posted: 12/31/2008 8:38 AM ET
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What do you think the writer does exceptionally well with the work? Were there any elements of the book that disappointed or fell short for you? Please elaborate.

Were there chapters or elements of the story you wish were longer or shorter?

Date Posted: 12/31/2008 11:18 AM ET
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Check out readinggroupguides.com. They have some general questions to use when a guide is not available.

A question I often use with my group is to ask about a turning point in the novel.

Date Posted: 12/31/2008 9:59 PM ET
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Thank you both.  I'm checking the site now.  They have a few questions for this book, so that's good.

Date Posted: 2/3/2009 9:57 AM ET
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I'd be curious about their reaction. I loved loved loved his earlier books, but they seemed to me to go downhill fast, maybe starting with Fluke, which was totally over the op, and not in a good way....! Most of the reaction I've read to this gets caught up in the religious aspects, which does not bother me. It'as just that his books got too silly.

Date Posted: 4/23/2009 4:45 PM ET
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Lamb is one of my favorite books. I found it laugh-out-loud funny, but also loved the background research that so obviously went into the work. Yes, Moore often jumps off into the realm of the ridiculous, but that's what I found so lovable.