Everyone appreciated reading the book during the Olympics, since Cleave gave us a realistic glimpse of life as an Olympic athlete and insider knowledge of a sport we didn’t know much about. Then, the conversation got heated as we discussed the plot’s many twists and turns.
Most of us struggled with the dynamic between Kate and Zoe (we would’ve liked to shake Kate to her senses), but we all agreed that Cleave gave us richly detailed characters, however flawed. In fact, we got a little carried away and cast the movie. If you’re listening, Chris Cleave, we pick Keira Knightley as Zoe, Emily Blunt as Kate, and Orlando Bloom as Jack. We haven’t quite figured out Sophie and Tom yet. (Comment below if you have ideas!)
We snapped a few pictures to share how we translated “Gold” from page to party!
If you finished “Gold” and have any thoughts, please share them in the comments. Don’t forget to check back on Monday to find out our book selection for August! (And if you want to make the shortbread-blueberry cookies, you can find the recipe on Martha’s Vineyard magazine‘s website.)