Linda M wrote:
As a newbie to the ONBC, is there any special preparation I need to consider while reading the book?
Should I take notes, is there a list of topic discussions available before reading, or should I just sit back and 'enjoy the ride'?
Sorry for all the questions but I just want to get the most out of the experience and be able to contribute in a somewhat meaningful way.
Thanks for the already warm welcome. I am looking forward to reading about such an interesting man. Somehow, I have a feeling I'll be putting our Johnny's face on Dillinger as I read, anybody else feel the same way?
Hi Linda M
I use to just read and enjoy but lately I have started making a list of characters and their descriptions, looks and personality wise as I run across them in the story. Sometimes I have trouble with remembering all the characters if there are several. It helps if they end up in a question later or if you want to cast actors to the parts later. I also highlight or take notes on things that I find interesting in case they come up later.
When I read PE I pictured Dillinger as himself and even when I read "Dillinger the untold story" the first time but since I watched the trailers ( especially chocolats) I see Johnny has Dillinger down flat and I will be seeing him and Marion Cotillard from now on. I still am having trouble with Christian Bale as Purvis though. If taking notes is not your thing, just relax and read because you can always go back and reread something to discuss a question. Sometime I do it just to refresh my memory which sometimes only absorbs what I like instead of what is really there.