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Something Strange and Deadly Book Club: Week 3

By Beautybutafunnygirl @beutybutfunygrl

Something Strange and Deadly Book Club: Week 3


In conjunction with Epic Reads Book Club, Susan Dennard is hosting her own Book Club reading of her novel Something Strange and Deadly (sign up here). Each week, Susan will post a discussion question for Something Strange and Deadly and A Darkness Strange and Lovely.
I know last week I said I was going to answer the Something Strange and Deadly discussion questions, but I really like this weeks A Darkness Strange and Lovely questions, so I'm going to answer that instead. It's pretty non-spoilery, so no worries if you haven't read it yet!
A Darkness Strange and Lovely Discussion Question
In 1876, Paris was really the most glamorous city on earth. The City of Light with its electric street lamps, it's uniform (and gorgeous) beige buildings and slate rooftops, the museums and gardens--to say nothing of all the beautiful people and clothes. It's no wonder the Spirit-Hunters find themselves distracted from the Dead by luncheons and salons, new clothes and new equipment. Do you think, if you were in their shoes, you might also be easily distracted by all the wonders Paris holds? Or would you be better able to force it all aside and focus on the rising problem of les Morts?
I would absolutely be easily distracted by Paris! I would be Eleanor on the train with my face pressed against the glass trying to take everything in and demanding Oliver tell me what's what.
I mean, come on! It's Paris!
Okay, yes. The reason they should've have been there is because of the les Morts, but it would be hard not to be distracted when they are being bought new clothes and taken to the nicest places to meet the high society of Paris - who wouldn't be? Especially after the debacle in Philadelphia, you'd want to do everything you could to make sure everybody loved you.
At the same time, I think I'd be reminding myself that I'm not there to socialize and wear the pretty dresses, but to take care of les Morts and protect the people of Paris - but it would be so hard!
Would you be taken in by the sights and Paris itself or remind yourself why you're in Paris and only foucs on les Morts?

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