Hello my fellow Cubers!
I am really fortunate to have a lot of people in my life that are smarter than me. One of my lovely friends gave me the suggestion to post Book Club questions so that people who are either hosting book clubs, a part of book clubs, or may be creating book clubs for the first time, can have a jumping off point for their conversations about The Cube. Love it.
The problem is, all the questions I can think of on my own are totally self-serving! My questions are like “what did you think of this plot point?” or “did you think XYZ was too obvious?” or “did you like it when…?” I decided this was not something I, as the writer, should do. So, I asked my readers! Below are some questions that people who have finished reading The Cube have come up with for book club conversations. I hope that they spur great conversation and enjoyment.
Spoiler Alert Warning! If you haven’t read the book yet, these questions may give some plot points away.
Book Club Questions about The Cube: by Readers for Readers
About the Characters:
Do you think someone could move from being long-time friends to romantically involved like Will and Molly? What do you think were some unique relationship challenges they faced that other relationships might not?
Could you relate to Molly’s need to crack the code? Why do you think she became so focused on figuring out what the symbols represented?
Do you think Will should have gone with Molly on their flight to the northeast after they told the detective they would stay put? Why do you think Molly felt that was a necessary risk?
What do you think Will looks like?
About the Game:
Would you want to play The Cube? Would you pay $100?
Which level of the Cube sounded like the most fun to play?
About Wallace Enterprises:
Would you have taken the job offer to work at Wallace Enterprises? Why/why not?
Are you convinced Wallace Enterprises is benevolent? What do you think makes a corporation benevolent or not?
About the Future:
The book presents the technological capabilities of life as both luxurious and potentially threatening. Would you want to have the every-day technologies of the book in your life?
As new technologies develop, how do you think society should determine where the proper line between security and freedom/privacy should be? Who should be in charge of making these decisions? (government, corporations, every individual?)
Is it necessary to give up some freedoms to have greater security?
How realistic is the future created in The Cube? Can you imagine the technologies present in Will’s home for example?
Do you think the existence of The Cube would dramatically change politics in America? Do you think it would lead to greater unity and cooperation or could it lead to greater polarization?
About Corporate Social Responsibility:
Will and Molly seemed to revisit an argument on whether or not corporations can do good. Do you believe there is a place in the economy for social enterprise?
Did The Cube change your opinion on how a corporation might take social responsibility?
If you have any other questions you’d think should be added to this list, please let me know and I’ll update the post.
And, as always, if you’re local and would like me to come to your book club, or if you’re not so local and want me to FaceTime or Skype in, please reach out! Or, if your book club selects The Cube but doesn’t opt for an author drop-by, please post a pic to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #TheCubeNovel.
Thank you to all the readers of The Cube!
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Windy City Reviews review of The Cube
MaryLou Driedger’s review of The Cube
Buy The Cube on Amazon or drop in and purchase it at The Book Cellar