The following are intended as discussion points for groups to consider when exploring ‘Playing the Pools’
- How would you describe how Reggie’s character develops across the story?
- What role the Reggie’s family play in the novel?
- What is Fred’s purpose in terms of the books overall narrative
- Laura and Cathy write two very different letters in the book. What do they tell you about their dispositions?
- What did you make of Rodney?
- What is the purpose of the email exchanges between Barry & David?
- What are the novels key themes?
- Are there goodies and baddies in the story? If so, who?
- If you could meet one character in real life from the novel, who would it be?
- Describe the novel in three words
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