Did you like any of the characters? Kate, Jack, Zoe, Sophie, Tom?
What did you think of the topic of sacrifice vs. fleeing responsibilities?
Did you think the backdrop of cycling in the Olympics was well crafted?
Was it exciting to follow the story?
What did you think of the ending?
Phew, what an ending! Did you see the Sophie-is-Zoe’s-daughter twist coming? Did you bet on Kate to win the single spot in the Games? In the end, does Kate “have it all”? Let us know what you think. And more from us in a few minutes.
Alright guys. For real this time— our last Tumbly chat for ‘Gold,’ coming to you at 2 pm ET today. As always, you can start submitting thoughts, questions, etc. now.
Sorry y’all we got a little side-tracked today. The good news is that you get a one-day extension to finish our book, ‘Gold’!
We’ll see you tomorrow afternoon.
Hope you all have finished ‘Gold.’ What a finale! If you haven’t turned the last page I’d recommend staying away from this Tumblr today, because we’ll have plenty of spoilers up during our chat.
For those of you who have finished, see you this afternoon. Although don’t hesitate to submit any awesome thoughts/questions/discussion points ahead of time.
Thanks for your input on the chat today!
For our next assignment, we’ll be finishing the book by this Tuesday, the 31st. Who do you think will make it to the games!?
Why chose Star Wars to be Sophie’s favorite movie?
Why open every scene with a time and location card, as if it’s Law and Order?
What’s the most important attribute of a successful world-class athlete?
Does raising a family really interfere with sporting victory?
Do you find it strange that people gather only every four years to root for their country in sports games they barely know the rules to?
Dear Herbackboneisaplum, I agree completely with the Lisbeth Salander comparison.
This photo of marathon runner Katherine Switzer attempting to run the Boston Marathon while being assaulted by men in 1967 http://somethingynothing.blogspot.com/2012/05/kathrine-switzer.html is one more reason folks should read Gold. Could Chris talk a little about the significance of writing about women athletes/women who are driven and physically strong and complex characters?
This is exactly why I have a fundamental problem with the book. It is well written, but these types of scenes didn’t work at all.