Most people have heard ghost stories before -- whether from friends or family. Most people have felt the hairs on the back of their neck stand up for apparently no reason. Most people have run up the stairs really, really fast, because they felt some unknown presence lurking behind them. Considering all of this, do you believe in the presence of supernatural elements? Do you believe in ghosts, fairies, and the like? Why or why not?
What do you think of Prince Hamlet at this point in the play? How would you describe him? Does he deserve our sympathy, or do you find him petulant and exasperating? How has his character changed since the beginning of the play? Justify your opinion.
Predict what will happen to Mitch McDeere by the end of the novel. Use details to support your prediction.
Compare and contrast Derrick Storm to another agent you have read about or watched on TV. How is he similar? What makes him unique?
Why do you think Truman Capote introduced the town first, then the Clutters, and then the murderers?
Rape is one of the most alienating experiences imaginable. Susie's rape ends in murder and changes her family and friends forever. Alienation is transferred, in a sense, to Susie's parents and siblings. Choose one of the characters, and explain how he/she experiences loneliness and solitude after Susie's death.
1. Answer the teacher posted question for your book club book.