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Desperation Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Compare the characters of Ellen and Mary. Both encounter Tak, but one survives and the other does not. Why? What traits do these characters have that contribute to their endings? Does the author imply that one is smarter than the other, or is it just a matter of timing and fate?

Who do you think is talking to David in the dream? Is it Johnny from the past or present? Is it God just using Johnny to make David feel more comfortable?

Why do you think the author chose spiders and snakes as Tak's minions instead of prairie dogs and house cats?

How does the desolation and emptiness of the Nevada desert contribute to the book?

If Johnny had lived, do you think he and Mary could have formed a romantic relationship?

Compare Johnny and Steve. Which is more likable? Why?

David remarks that Johnny died in...

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