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The Glass Hotel
By Emily St. John Mandel

Discussed February 2021

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  1. Did you read the book and finish it? Did you enjoy it?
  2. How does the relationship of Vincent and Paul affect the story?
  3. How do you perceive the ethos hotel?
  4. What do you think of the graffiti incident?
  5. What do you think of Vincent and Alkaitis' relationship? What about the kingdom of money?
  6. As the ponzi scheme begins to fall apart which employee do you most empathize with?
  7. How do you understand the different overlapping worlds the characters live in like the kingdom of money and the shadow country?
  8. How does Alkaitis react to his investors' understanding of the scheme?
  9. What do you think of the lack of identified LGBTQI characters? How does it affect the story?
  10. Does Vincent's transformation surprise you? Did you expect the manner of her death? Does her haunting of the story benefit it?
  11. How does the tenuous reality that the characters live in affect the book?
  12. Do you consider this book to be genre?
  13. How does this relate to Station Eleven?
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