Essay Topic 1
Do you think Jim is truly disturbed, and why? How does this impact on his relationships with the other characters?
Essay Topic 2
How does Koontz depict multiple personality disorder in the book? How does it differ from clinically diagnosed multiple personality disorder? Do you think that Koontz's version of the the symptoms are believable? In what way has he stretched the truth to suit the story?
Essay Topic 3
Choose a character and examine their lives at the start of the book. Compare this to how they have changed by the end of the story. What motivates these changes?
Essay Topic 4
The story, "Cold Fire", is written along two different narrative lines, each from the point of view of a different character. Why do you think Koontz chose to write the story this way? How do you think the story would of changed if it was written...
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