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Why do you think the author chose to forego naming any of the characters? Does this make the novel difficult to read?

What aspects of the Chubby Girl are viewed as sexually interesting by the Narrator? Given that she bluntly propositions him several times, why do you think he doesn't have sexual intercourse with her? Do you find her provocative behavior offensive or attractive?

Do you think that 'gastric dilation' is a real medical condition?

Imagine that you are the narrator. Would you rather commit suicide or spend a perceptual eternity inside of the walls of the Town?

The Narrator eventually concludes that Junior and Big Boy work for the Factory. Do you agree with the Narrator's deductive reasoning? Or, could the two thugs actually be working independently?

The Professor apologizes to the Narrator for effectively ending his life. The Narrator seems to accept the Professor's apology...

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