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After Dark, My Sweet Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

James Thompson
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A group might procure the film version of the novel in order to provide focus for discussion. Contrast and comparison between the reader's notion of the characters and the director's vision as they are presented on the screen can be stimulating. Thompson's use of a deceased narrator will also spark commentary. This unusual method of presentation may please some and irritate others; a discussion of the differing affects and the reasons behind them will be enjoyable. Most helpful would be the reading of other of Thompson's novels for comparison. Because the novels are not lengthy, two or three could be compared within a single session. Also interesting would be comparison of Thompson's "psycho" narrator to the "crazies" featured in more contemporary horror works, such as those by Stephen King or Dean Koontz.

1. Assess the use of a psychotic deceased protagonist as narrator. What benefits might this...

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