Click on the title of a book to see the discussion questions. Amos Decker had a traumatic brain injury on a football field and came out of it with hyperthemesia meaning he can’t forget anything. When is the next Puller book coming out? This meant that we could put on our critical reviewer hats more firmly as he was a very well-established writer when this book came out. As a child I never shut up, always telling these outrageous tall tales.

David Baldacci: Q & A on Memory Man May 29, 2015 // Interviews // books / crime and thriller / David Baldacci / interviews Our Digital Author of the month for May, David Baldacci, has written an impressive 27 novels in his career, including mostly crime and thrillers and 4 children’s books. We found his relationships with former colleges on the force to be realistic and touching, since both his ex-partner and his ex-boss are trying their best to keep him working and motivated. Lines and paragraphs break automatically. Literacy/English Language Development (ELD). He’s the most unique character I’ve ever written.

His motivation definitely increases when the case leads the FBI to his family’s killer and his determination to finally get justice for them. Listed here are discussion questions for the books the Galesburg Public Library adult book clubs have read recently. Ask the Author. Both of these conditions are a direct result of his having taken a life-threatening hit during his first professional football game. This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Can bring back Amos Decker again!? How well do you think the author built the world in the book? Our Digital Author of the month for May, David Baldacci, has written an impressive 27 novels in his career, including mostly crime and thrillers and 4 children’s books. Decker spirals out of control, loses his job and becomes homeless. So can you tell us a bit more about Memory Man? Was one of the reasons for this story to educate the readers? February 19, 2020June 4, 2020  /  Interviews, December 10, 2019January 22, 2020  /  Interviews, March 7, 2018March 6, 2018  /  Interviews, January 25, 2018January 25, 2018  /  Interviews, November 21, 2017November 20, 2017  /  Interviews. Did the book’s pace seem too fast/too slow/just right? The Dark & Stormy Book Club - Interesting Mystery podcasts! But if a writer doesn’t stretch, he withers. Want to see these questions in action, and join a fun monthly online book club (no awkward silences, promise!)? They essentially relive it in every way – good, or in many cases in this story, extremely bad. This November MAF met to discuss Memory Man by David Baldacci. It’s led to his deep depression and the loss of his job. View cookies policy. Large enough to actually have a "downtown" and "suburbs". I like the fact that Decker has similarities to Jack Reacher, my favorite literary character. We enjoyed the puzzle aspects to the story which is not common in thriller/suspense stories – but worked very well here. Reader Q&A, We talked about how timely this aspect of the book was with today’s concerns about concussions, etc. Welcome back. (For discussion questions for the Harry Potter books, click here.) Anyone has book discussion questions about Memory Man? © 1999 - 2019 WHSmith and all its suppliers, Reproduction or transmission of all or part of the content of this site in any medium, by electronic means or otherwise, without the written permission of the owner, is prohibited. At the same time a mass shooting at the local high school devastates the town and Decker is call in to help with the investigation. John Irving, John LeCarre, Agatha Christie, Walker Percy, William Styron, Patricia Highsmith, JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien, Eric Ambler, Harper Lee, Flannery O’Connor and Eudora Welty among others. After losing his job as a detective as his life spiralled out of control, he’s forced to pull himself together when his former partner Mary Lancaster tells him that someone has confessed to the murder of his family. We encourage the personal expression of opinions, but ask that anyone posting please be respectful of the opinions of the Lisle Library District. Known for their gripping pace and vivid characters, David’s international bestsellers are hugely popular and his first novel Absolute Power was even made into a successful motion picture directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. Plus the driving time.

For Amos, the hyperthymesia has meant that he constantly relives the day he came home to find his brother-in-law, wife, and child murdered. 24. 26. Hi David.

Eventually, his state of being reaches a point that he feels ashamed of what his wife and child would think of him, and he sets up running a PI business out of his Residence Inn room. Thank you or ask your favorite author a question with It was our first experience with this author, so we picked a book that was first in a series, as opposed to his first book.

[I just finished reading this - it was just ok. Can someone tell me if I understand the motive correctly... she killed all those people just because Amos said he wanted to be a cop?? My mother finally gave me a journal and told me to start writing some of it down.

Barbara. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Did it hook you immediately, or take some time to get … Readers’ questions about Memory Man (Amos Decker, #1). That can't be the motive can it?????

You can pose questions to the Goodreads community with Trace Evidence: Casts of Characters & Other Fun Mystery Links! Did they remind you of anyone? 777 Front Street Lisle, IL 60532 | Phone: 630-971-1675 | Fax: 630-971-1701 | Hours: M-F 11:00am-9:00pm, SAT 10:00am-5:00pm, SUN 1:00pm-5:00pm. Which series do you most enjoy re-visiting? 23. Depending on the day, my answer could change. Sixteen months after his family’s murder a man walks into the police station and confesses to the crime.

14 questions answered. Sign up for the monthly Discussion Groups eNewsletter. Now he introduces a startling, original new character: a man with perfect memory who must solve his own family's murder. All postings are public, thus viewable by the entire Web community. 22. We thought this journey was suspenseful and well-constructed, although we had a couple of issues with how a fellow sufferer of hyperthymesia was handled. My husband is very upset with the comments on page 86 about the character who has perfect attendance and somehow missed a test. This is the first book of David Baldacci's new series. I had to get out of my comfort zone to write this. Could it be Burlington, Iowa? For a time he was homeless and aimless. What do you think? Later, I thanked her for this gift and she said that was great but all she really wanted to do was shut me the hell up. With these conditions, a person has highly detailed recall of everything that happened to them on any given day. While we aren’t sure we like the notion that Amos may continue to work with Alex Jamison since she’s treated him so poorly in the past – but we’re willing to give her a second chance in future books! The most recent titles are first on the list. If that is correct I must have missed something. All David's work is stunning, but the thing I love best about this new series is his complex hero. Anyone else have a problem with this? If so thank you, I used more than the dictionary to learn more about brain injuries.

We have published a new cookies policy, which you should read to find out more about the cookies we use. Larger population than Burlington, Ohio. Plus the driving time lines make more sense for Iowa. Fortunately, I can now do it for a living. He later becomes a police officer and then a detective in a small town in the midwest USA. Is the city this takes place in supposed to be Burlington, Vt? The WHSmith Blog Cookie Policy: To give you the best possible experience, this site uses cookies. We reserve the right to remove any objectionable content posted at any time, without warning. Large enough to actually have a "downtown" and "suburbs". Larger population than Burlington, Ohio. First and foremost is its exploration of what it might be like to have to live with hyperthymesia and synesthesia, as the hero, Amos Decker has done. All Rights Reserved.

We caught up with David to hear more about his new book and life before becoming a writer. Our meeting for  November is on Thursday, November 19th at 7:00,p.m. I wasn't sure if I was going to read the book at all, but now I'd like to read p. 86! I did and when my pen hit the paper I was hooked for life.

I’ve been writing since I was a kid. My question is for the author. In his latest book Memory Man, the first in the new Decker and Lancaster series, David introduces us to Amos Decker, a man who nearly lost everything when his wife and only daughter were murdered in their home. Memory Man by David Baldacci is available to order online today as a Hardback or eBook. It takes 4 hours to get to Indiana, and 3 more to get to Chicago but according to Mapquest it is a 15 hour drive. 25. New evidence links the murders to a recent case of a school shooting and Amos is forced to confront his memories to help solve the case. (This is particularly true with the one involving the address to a place that is critical to solving the case.). Book Club Discussion Questions for Fiction. The book was greatly enjoyed by all who attended, and one member said that the only reason she read the book was because the group had picked it. We announce the book selection on the first Monday of the month and discuss on the last Monday of the month at 9:00pm … We meet in a private Facebook group and chat about a new book every month. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. This meant that we could put on our critical reviewer hats more firmly as he was a very well-established writer when this book came out. (Lee Child series) Large men, personality quirks, Could it be Burlington, Iowa? The book was ok but not at all in the league of the Puller and Robie series, or the Camel Club for that matter. that football players in particular endure. It’s like picking a favorite child.

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