Essay Topic 1
Why doesn't Max attempt to run away from his abductor? What is the Stockholm Syndrome and how does it apply to Max?
Essay Topic 2
What does Carl Hiassen attempt to teach through his use of black humor? Is the lesson one that we should all listen to or does the black humor make it a farcical moral not worth listening to?
Essay Topic 3
How is the novel satirical? Using specific instances, point out the satire and explain what the author is using it for.
Essay Topic 4
What is the significance of the title of the book to the plot that has nothing to do with the actual hurricane?
Essay Topic 5
What are the internal conflicts of Augustine, Snapper, Edie and Skink? Are they ever resolved?
Essay Topic 6
How are the laws of the land ignored during this time of crisis not only by the criminals but...
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