We are very excited to have our very first STR Book Club discussion on May 21st, 2013! Our very first book club selection is The Marriage of True Minds by Stephen Evans. We chose this book because Stana’s production company, Sine Timore, has optioned it and will be working on turning it into a film in the near future!
We would love to have many of our listeners join us on Tuesday, May 21st to discuss this quirky, sweet, and funny book. Check back here over the next week to get a preview of some of the discussion questions that will guide our conversation!
Here are our discussion questions! If you would like to share your thoughts below be sure to indicate which question you’re answering!
“Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.”
From Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116
Why do you think the author chose this as the title for the book? How do you see this sonnet reflected in Nick and Lena’s relationship?
If you were the casting director for The Marriage of True Minds who would you cast as Lena, Nick, Preston, and Sharon?
After Nick’s hearing there is an interesting scene involving Lena: “She tried to identify the moment when the color changed. But she couldn’t. There was no moment of change. Only change revealed.”
What change do you see in Lena/does Lena see in both herself & Nick as the story unfolds?
After Lena tells Nick she doesn’t know who he is anymore he responds, “We are who we imagine.” How do you see this idea of imagination determining reality take center stage throughout this story?
What did you like the most about this book? The characters? The dynamic between Nick and Lena? The funny parts of the book and situations Nick finds himself in? The love story?
Lena always waited for Nick to speak first and wondered “which Nick she would be dealing with” each time. Does this mean she was wondering which personality with which she’d be dealing? Why do you think she thought of his different moods as different people?