Explain the point of view in this novel. From whose perspective is the story told? Cite some examples that validate your position.
Phyllis is the epitome of a femme fatale. Explain what this means and cite examples that validate this description of Phyllis.
Explain why Walter is so enamored with Phyllis. Why does he willingly offer to commit murder for her? Is this typical behavior for Walter or has something happened to him at this particular point in his life.
Explain the meaning of the book's title. What is the literal meaning? What is the figurative meaning? Explain.
Describe Keyes. What is his role in Walter's life? What is his role in the book overall?
Explain Phyllis' personal history. What else is in her background that shows an evil character? Why does she behave the way she does?
Walter is a pretty cold character until he meets Lola...
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