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Questions | A Thousand Ships


Front cover of the book A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes.
Book Club Questions for A Thousand Ships

  1. Did you like the story?

  2. Did the POV fit the story?

  3. Which story was your favorite?

  4. Was the cast of characters necessary?

  5. Did you like the addition of Calliope's narrations?

  6. What about Penelope's letters to Odysseus?

  7. How familiar were you with these Epic tales before reading the books?

  8. Did you know the women's stories as well as the men's?

  9. If you were familiar, did these change how you perceived that history at all?

  10. What did you think of the interactions between the gods and goddesses?

  11. Who do YOU think started the chain of events that led to the fall of Troy: humans or gods, specific humans, specific gods, a specific story?

  12. Would you be able to accept being sacrificed without a fight?

  13. How did you feel about the final story of Andromache's?

  14. Do you believe the Greeks to be overly cruel?

  15. Were the gods' and goddesses' tales as important as the humans'?

  16. Who was your favorite character amongst the women?

  17. Who was your favorite character amongst the men?

  18. Who was your least favorite character?

  19. Do you think it is worthy of the short-listed nomination it earned?

  20. Would you read more books by this author?

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