Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-2)
In Chapters 1 and 2, the author introduces the protagonist, Spenser, largely through phone calls with other people. It's revealed that he is a private investigator who is highly regarded by a past client, Rachel Wallace. Wallace has referred him to an investigative reporter, Candy Sloan, who is in need of a bodyguard in Los Angeles. Both phone calls reveal the man's quirky sense of humor and respected qualifications in his line of work. Mention of an intelligent girlfriend also adds to the image that he must be a smart man to be well-liked by so many. This lesson explores the author's method of character development in the first two chapters of the novel.
1) List clues given in the first two chapters of the novel as to what kind of person Spenser is, and what to expect of him through the rest of the novel...
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