for A Stray Drop of Blood
If you’ve already read Stray Drop, then you know I draw on a lot of history, a lot of literature, and a lot of stuff that might leave you going, “Huh? What in the world is that?” or else “Ha ha, she actually put that in there!” (depending on how much obscure literature you’ve read).
In an attempt to bring it all to life, direct you toward some interesting stuff, and give you lots of fodder for discussion among book clubs or small groups, I’ve put together this companion guide with pieces on some of the interesting things from which I drew the story. Most are by me, but a few pieces are written by expert friends of mine. Enjoy!
(If by chance anyone wants to use any of this for reference at a group discussion, feel free to print it out this PDF version: Stray Drop Companion Guide.)
Mosaic law on
How Language Works in Stray Drop
Some of the texts I refer to (yes, I’ve read ‘em all):
Homer: Iliad, Odyssey
Aritstotle: Nicomachaen Ethics, Politics
Plato: Republic, Meno, Protagorus, Crito, Gorgias
Plutarch: Cato the Younger
The Bible, both Old and New Testaments