Book Club Q's
1. John and Erma begin this book by both physically and mentally trying to escape their problems. What are these problems and how are the two characters reacting to them? Which character do you relate to most and why?
2. By the beginning of the book, Star Williams has an unusual relationship with her father. In what ways do you think this relationship has changed from what it was only a few months before we meet her?
3. Javier Martinez is an undocumented immigrant and, as such, an outsider in Cavus. What do you think makes someone an outsider in our own society? In what ways does the infestation of the Feeders affect Javier’s status?
4. The novel’s title is Consumption. Why do you think it is called this? In what ways does the theme of consumption appear in the novel?
5. What do you think is the most dangerous thing that we (or you personally, if you’d like) consume?
6. How do you think you’d react if the Feeders inhabited your town?
7. What was the most interesting/engaging part of the book for you and why?
8. A survival story has to resonate on a universal level to be effective, whether it's set in a town plagued by zombies or in the desert. How important are challenges in keeping life vital?
1. What has been your experience in reading/watching horror before reading this novel?
2. Horror is often talked about as a traditionally male genre. Why do you think this is? Do you agree?
3. What do you think the role of horror fiction and/or movies is in our world? Do you think it serves a purpose other than strictly entertainment?