A Spot of Bother (Canadian Edition)

A Spot of Bother (Canadian Edition)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780385662437
  • ISBN: 0385662432
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Publisher: Doubleday Canada, Limited


Haddon, Mark


1. What do you think is the spot of bother of the title? Does every character have a spot of bother, or is it just George?2. Do you think Katie does love Ray? Was she right to marry him?3. Why do you think Jean has an affair? Did this affect your feelings towards her character, and George's?4. Mark Haddon writes about some very serious subjects - mental illness, adultery, prejudice - but often in a humorous way. Would you describeA Spot of Botheras a comedy?5. Why do you think Jamie tells Ray that he loves Tony before he tells Tony himself?6.A Spot of Botherincludes several pairings of siblings: Jamie and Katie; Becky and Tony; Ray and Martin; Jean and Eileen. Which are the closest? Are any of their relationships similar to your relationship with your siblings?7. Many of the characters are driven by concerns about loving or being loved by the right people: do you think the characters resolve these issues? Does everyone end up with the right person at the end of the novel?8. Do you think it's fair to say thatA Spot of Botheris a very British novel?9. Each character has their own issue to deal with: George's illness; Jean's affair; Katie's wedding; Jamie's feelings towards Tony. Who did you feel the most sympathetic towards? Are their problems self-inflicted?10. What was your favourite moment in the book?Haddon, Mark is the author of 'A Spot of Bother (Canadian Edition)', published 2006 under ISBN 9780385662437 and ISBN 0385662432.

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