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Among Others
By Jo Walton

Discussed June 2013

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Questions

  1. Did you finish the book? Did you like the book?
  2. What did you think of Mori? We learn an important piece of information about the accident that killed her twin halfway through Among Others. How did you think that was handled?
  3. How did you feel about Mori's relatives? Did your opinions of any of them change as the book progressed? What do you think the book was trying to say about families?
  4. Among Others is a book where for most of the title, only Mori is witness to its fantastical elements. Did you think that the fantasy elements were present, or merely imagined? How does the scene with Win and the faeries play into your decision?
  5. One of the themes of Among Others is the power of science-fiction and fantasy, and of reading in general. How well did you think that was handled? How many (if any) of the books read by Mori in Among Others have you read? Did the book want to make you read more?
  6. What did you think about the LGBT character in Among Others? Did you find Mori's reaction to her (and to sexuality in general) believable?
  7. Jo Walton has described Among Others as semi-autobiographical. Does this change your reaction to any part of the book?
  8. Jo Walton has stated that Mori was a character that she was unable to stop thinking about even after the book was over, and how Walton has mapped out Mori's life for many years to come. Would you want to read a sequel to Among Others? Why or why not?
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