Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Chapter 14 Question

Clearly, Fang has had an unhappy childhood. Does this justify his experimenting with so many different drugs? Do you know anyone who has done this type of drug experimentation; if so, what were his/her results?

Chapter 12 Question

Have you ever been in a situation like Luke’s: in a closed-in space with someone you really like? If so, how did you handle it? If not, what do you think you would have done in Luke’s situation?

Chapter 12 Question

Why do you think Proulx (the author) included the scene with Fang not being able to breathe and “the harelipped dude”? She didn’t need these specific things to create the meeting between Faith and Luke at the concert.

Chapter 11 Question

Chapter 11 – Why do you think Luke told the truck driver, a stranger, about his gift of prophecy and not those close to him, such as his parents or friends?

Chapter 10 Question

Chapter 10 – Why do you think Fang stopped climbing, began jumping and eventually replaced both by getting stoned regularly instead?

Monday, November 9, 2009

General Question 9

What do you think of Proulx’s treatment of the media in her novel – the hounding of Luke, Luke’s friends and Luke’s parents; the coverage of the raid in McCreary Park? Do you think this treatment is justified?

Question -- Chapter 9

Luke recalls Stan “making it all look so goddamn effortless.” Have you ever felt this way about another person and consequently felt yourself to be inadequate? If so, describe those feelings.