"A book club gives the opportunity to meet up with friends andwake the brain up a bit with lively and often quite aggressivediscussion" Dawn FrenchHow do you keep your reading groups discussions lively andfocussed? If you want to gain new insight into literature and shareyour passion with friends this book offers readers guides for 75 of thevery best reads - guaranteed to provoke spirited debate!Each of the readers guides includes a summary of the book, a briefauthor biography, discussion points to spark debate, and a set oftitles for further reading that deal with similar themes. A`background section provides pointers to more material about the bookonline and as well as further thought-provoking material: Where did theauthor come from? What made them write the book? How did the context inwhich they wrote influence them? If youd like further insight, debate, discussion and analysis tounderpin your understanding and enjoyment of reading - then look nofurther than this guide.New titles in this edition include:The Long Firm, Lepers Companions, By the Sea, The Ninth Lifeof Louis Drax, Buddha of Suburbia, The Icarus Girl, Black and Blue, TheMinotaur Takes a Cigarette Break, Balzac and the Little ChineseSeamstress, The Cutting Room, Shadow of the Wind, Giving up the Ghost...and many more!