Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"Carter Beats the Devil" {ACT II: AN INQUIRY INTO THE SPIRIT WORLD} Book Club Ideas {by Glen Davied Gold}

ACT II:
AN INQUIRY INTO THE SPIRIT WORLD
{Read ACT I HERE if you missed it}


After we all ate to our hearts content, we met in the living room and watched a slideshow that Kate put together of all the actual characters from the book. Half of us who read the book didn't even realize that almost all the characters mentioned were REAL people! It was fascinating to see what each character looked like.
If you too want to be amazed, you can view Kate's SMILEBOX SLIDE SHOW for yourself!
Carter Beats the Devil Slide Show
You can see the slide show playing in the background. We set it on loop so we could chat and watch at the same time.
Carter Beats the Devil Book Club Ideas
Kate had tons of these gorgeous Carter posters printed and then attached them to some foam core. They really set mood and were great visual eye candy.
Such beautiful sisters.
 Kate's sister Bethany created the stunning turban that Kate is wearing to represent Carter.
Right when we thought we were getting ready to discuss the book we were all told to gather in the kitchen to await an I L L U S I O N!
Suddenly, THE DEVIL appeared out from around the corner leering at all of us with those crazy eyes!
Carter beats the devil cocktail
Angie surprised us all by coming dressed up as the Devil!
carter beats the devil cocktail
You can watch the Devils/Angie's performance below!
My favorite part is when the Angie gets so animated telling us about how her body was boiling and bubbling in the magic water that her stache just couldn't hold on any longer. ;)
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Carter beats the devil bookclub
If you wish to preform this illusion for your book club crowd, download everything you need to know about it HERE.

After our visit from the Devil, we sat back down with our CARTER COCKTAILS in hand to finally dive into our discussion. Then we heard Kate speak the infamous like from the book,

"I NEED A VOLUNTEER...
WILL THE SMARTEST PERSON IN THE AUDIENCE PLEASE COME ONSTAGE?"

Kate then passed out playing cards to each of us  before having her volunteer, Jenny, assist with her magic trick. She asked  Jenny what card she held in her hand. Jenny showed us that she had the queen of hearts. Kate miraculously conjured Jenny's card out of another members book who had NO idea how it got there! ASTOUNDING!!
Carter beats the devil prize
Jenny won a book of magic, a magic trick to practice with and some playing cards.
For our discussion, Kate brought her magic hat that held all sorts of tricky trinkets inside! She put her arm in up to her elbow and would pulled out different objects that represented characters, objects from the book and discussion questions.
carter beats the devil book club
FIRST OBJECT TO BE PULLED OUT OF THE HAT: A PAIR OF DARK GLASSES.
The glasses represented Pheobe and the roll she played in Carter's life and the roll she played in the story.

SECOND OBJECT TO BE PULLED OUT OF THE HAT: A GOLD COIN.
The coin represented how magic affected and changed Carter's life. (Kate then read a quote from a reporter who interviewed Carter when she asked him why he did magic. The quote can be found on pg. 198 in the hardback edition.)

Photo Source: Read Literature
Many of us had questions about the wine bottle label and how to see the hidden messages so I attached the image from the book so you can see just how tricky Carter really was.
This is an example of one of the secret codes buried in the logo above
Carter Beats the Devil book club
THANK YOU KATE for bringing the magic, illusion and fun to this amazing book club meeting!
This was a night and book that I won't soon forget.

Have I intrigued you enough to want to read the book yet?
(Nod your head forwards)
Buy this BOOK , thank me later and read for yourself why we loved it so much.
~INTERVAL~
"Puisque toutes les créatures sont au fond des frères, il faut traiter vos bêtes comme vous traitez vos amis."

Read ACT III if you wish to finish the show!

1 comment :

Kellie H said...

Kate, you did such a wonderful job of bringing this book to life. You are amazing! And Angie I will always remember this night with you as the Devil. Great performance! You girls no how to throw a party.