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Rats Saw God Topics for Discussion

Rob Thomas
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1. Would Rats Saw God have worked better as a "straight forward" novel told in chronological order starting with the events in Houston?

2. Why does Steve hurl his Nirvana CD into the ocean when he hears that Kurt Cobain has killed himself? Why does he react so strongly?

354 Rats Saw God 3. What would have happened to Steve if Mr. DeMouy had not come along? Would he have graduated? Gone on to college?

4. Why do Steve and Doug form GOD? What does it mean to them?

5. Steve's decline is directly tied to his betrayal by Dub. Was this the only factor? What else did he have in his life to give it meaning? What was missing?

6. One reviewer called Steve's doomed romance a "contrivance." Do you agree with that statement? Were there signs that something was going on between Dub and Mr. Waters?

7. Steve says he and his sister...

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