Hi everyone! I’m back with the discussion questions for Day 3 of our book club discussion of Shoeless Joe. As always, you can leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments here or over on the C. S. Literary Jewelry Facebook page.
- W.P. Kinsella used the real-life author, J.D. Salinger, as a major character in the book. Why do you think he did that instead of creating a fictional author?
- Do you think that there are elements and themes in Salinger’s writing (particularly Catcher in the Rye) that apply to Shoeless Joe?
- Both Salinger and Shoeless Joe are subject to a certain amount of hero worship and notoriety. What are your thoughts on how fame, success, and being a celebrity is treated in the book?
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