Welcome to the “Chronicles” Discussion!
Our gathering is going to be focused on the parts of “Chronicles” that you were most interested in, what you most agreed with (or disagreed with!), what you want clarified…
What will be most helpful to furthering the discussion is for you to read (or review) several key chapters in the book.
[Yes, I am aware that there’s a discrepancy between the page numbers in the Table of Contents and in the book itself. What appears below are the actual book pages…]
‘Chronicles’ Focus Chapters…
While the entire book is important, these chapters will be the focus of our discussions:
PART ONE: THE NOVICE
Processing and Entrance Interview with Unnamed Novice 23 of 30. p. 17
The Television Interview. p.45
The Dream. p.66
The Chipmunk. p.97
The Banned Books: What Exactly is ‘Ordinary Ecstasy’? p.108
The Food Wagon. p.116
How Things work: Tightline communications. p.163
How Things work: The Muscle Train. p.196
PART TWO: THE APPRENTICE
The Exit Interview – No Beggars. p.244
The Housing Project. p.259
The Collapse of Money. p.270
The Prisoners. p.331
Fresno Falls p.381
Questions & Discussions…
To focus our conversations, you can ask your questions early, in the discussion section below. Your early questions, comments and opinions will help shape the discussion. You can also add chapters that you would like us to focus on. (Please… no “spoilers”! Remember that many people in the discussion have not yet finished the book!)
The first Wednesday will cover Part One and some of Part Two. The next Wednesday will cover the remainder of the book.