March discussion: The Saturday Night Ghost Club

This March, the Time to Read podcast book club is reading The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Canadian author Craig Davidson. We hope you’ll join us!

In the book, 12-year old Jake along with his eccentric Uncle C, form a spirit-hunting gang called the Saturday Night Ghost Club. The gang explores the many supposedly haunted places in Niagara Falls “where the barriers between [the natural] world and the spirit realm are full of holes.”

Here are a few questions to get the discussion started:

  1. This book is a nostalgic journey. But it has been said that nostalgia is a toxic impulse. Do you agree?
  2. Craig Davidson has written a number of horror novels under the pseudonym “Nick Cutter”. Have you ever been surprised when you discovered an author writing under a different name?
  3. The Saturday Night Ghost Club deals with a number of urban legends. Have you ever believed in an urban legend/conspiracy theory only to find out the truth later?

Please comment below, on our Facebook page, or by emailing us at wpl-podcast@winnipeg.ca to let us know what you thought of the book. It’d be great to hear from you!

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I’m so excited to read this, it’s been on my list. I love urban legends and certainly enjoyed being spooked by them when I was younger. As I got older and realized many of them were perhaps far from the kernel of truth that started them, it was interesting to research where some of the myths originated from and their journey to our modern day fairy tale of caution or morality.