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Archer Book Club: October 2020

Welcome to the Archer Book Club, or the ABC!

Selection of the Month

  • The classic ghost story attributed to Washington Irving that has inspired a number of films, cartoons and adaptations.
  • Editions vary,  but the average length of this short story is approximately 45 pages.
  • Brief Plot Summary:  Ichabod Crane is an absent-minded school teacher who moves to the New England village of Sleepy Hollow, where trouble soon begins with love-interest Katrina, rival Brom Bones, and a ghost story about a terrifying Headless Horseman.


Discussion Points

The following conversation points will be used as basic prompts for discussion, food for thought, etc.

  • What did you think of the short story?  Was it what you expected?
  • How did the story compare to film adaptations?
  • Who is the true villain in this story?
  • What do you think of the community in Sleepy Hollow?
  • In a 1<10 Scare-O-Meter, how scary is this story?  How does it compare to other ghost stories you have read?

Zoom Meeting Information

Zoom information will be provided closer to the planned meeting: 12:00pm-1:00pm, October 21, 2020 .