The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl
Mystery Book Club
The Last Bookaneer Discussion Questions
- What do you think of the shifting 1st person narration?
- Can you picture Mr. Fergins pushing his cart of books on the train and on the streets of New York?
- Why do you think Clover is part of the story?
- What do you think of Fergins account of his love affair with books?
- Do the bookaneers sound like villains at the beginning?
- What do you think of the language?
- Do you like the quest for Robert Louis Stevenson?
- Who is the most interesting character?
- Why do you think Davenport wants a book of his adventures?
- What do you think of the description of Samoa?
- What genre do you think this book is?
- Was the switch back to Clover jarring?
- Who is the actual villain of the book?
- Do the historical details seem realistic?
- Was Davenport responsible for Charlie’s death?
- What is the mystery?
- What do you think of Robert Louis Stevenson?
- What do you think of Vao?
- Was the date twist a good one?
- Did you expect Fergins to be living in Tonga?
- Does the idea of a group of people in the South Seas memorizing books seem like any other books you’ve read?
- Did you like the book?
- Would you read more by the author?
Created by Michelle Haring