- Did you like Alec Milius as a central character? If not, did your opinion of Alec affect your enjoyment of the book?
- Did the setting of the story - Spain, particularly Madrid - affect your enjoyment of the novel? What did you like about it? Dislike?
- The Spanish Game is written in the first person. What are the advantages and disadvantages of telling the story this way?
- Charles Cumming is a British author. Do you think American authors take a different approach to writing spy fiction?
- The issue of Basque separatism is central to the novel. Does this issue feel more, or less, relevant to you given the current state of international affairs?
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