Monday, May 31, 2010

Questions from Skyler's site

Put on your thinking caps, pull up a comfy chair and grab a copy of the book. These are some tough questions!

Questions of Intent:

1. What is the significance of Olivia and her sisters calling the people from whom they feed 'figs'?

2. What is the nature of the hotel in Ireland? What do you think is the meaning/purpose of the energy-capture mechanisms there?

3. Alyx tells Olivia that she has 2 deaths. What does the book suggest are the 2 ways desire can die?

4. How does Dominic's relationship to knowledge change over the course of the book?

5. What do the gifts that Dominic and Olivia give to each other mean?

I'd really like to hear what you have to say, so leave a comment in response to any, or all, of the questions. I will be checking in throughout the day and promise to respond in a timely manner.


Jen D. said...

Looks like I get to be the first to tackle Skyler's questions. Here goes nothin':

1. I'm not sure what the significance of their nickname is. So I researched it and I found that there were references to figs and fig trees in different religious texts. So I'm going to say it has some sort of biblical connotation. I'm just not sure what the connection is.

2. I think the purpose of the energy-capture mechanisms is to show that Hell is self-sustaining.

3. I'm stumped on this one. I know there's reference to it in the book but I can't find it. Can anyone help me out on this one?

4. His relationship with knowledge changes in that he doesn't necessarily have to have the facts in front of him to believe what he sees or feels. He starts to rely on his faith and what he feels as opposed to concrete facts.

5. To me it's almost like an impromptu wedding ceremony. They're essentially giving their lives to one another.

LOL - I just feel like I got my butt kicked during an English exam!

Anna D said...

Yeah, these were tough questions but I liked that we could have questions like this in a paranormal book. Sometimes I feel like the world believes all the stereotypes about people that read and enjoy vampires while this proves that any idea can be thought provoking and intelligent. I think maybe that's why I like this book club idea so much... because it gives us a chance to deconstruct vampire fiction and find our reasons for reading. It's not just useless words on a page. We aren't just empty headed wackos.

Okay, off my soapbox:)

Jen D. said...

LOL! Preach on sister. Let 'em know that us vampire fangirls are fully capable of sustaining deep, intelligent conversations!