Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer

Mystery Book Club

Book of Lies Book Club Questions

  1. Do you feel like you get to know Cal?
  2. Should the death of Cal’s mom have been the first chapter?
  3. Which character is developed the most?
  4. What do you think of Cal’s job of picking up homeless people?
  5. What did you think of the father/son theme that runs throughout the book?
  6. What do you think of Lloyd, Cal’s dad?
  7. At the beginning did it feel like there were too many different plot threads?
  8. Was the book exciting?
  9. What did you think of the Cain and Abel thread? There were no siblings in the book, how did that influence your perception of the book?
  10. Was Ellis a developed villain? Did you sympathize with him at all?
  11. What did you think of Naomi? Did her loyalty to her partner seem a bit naïve based on Cal’s analysis of Timothy’s character?
  12. What did you think of Serena? Did you suspect that she was Prophet?
  13. What did you think of the reveal of who the Prophet was? Were you surprised it was Roosevelt?
  14. Did you feel like the Thule was every developed as an interesting bad guy conspiracy?
  15. What did you think of the Superman connection?
  16. What did the comic book aspect add to the story?
  17. Did the good guys seem remarkably cavalier about the fact that their main clue was worth over a million dollars?
  18. What do you think of the fact that the book of Truth is with Siegel’s widow?
  19. Does it make sense that it is written in pictures?
  20. What do you think of the message that truth is storytelling from father to son?
  21. Did you like the book?

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