The Acid House Topics for Discussion
The characters in these stories often do stupid things and cause much havoc. What do you think are the reasons for such behavior? How would you describe the world view of these young people?
The older people in this collection are generally more law-abiding than the younger characters. How are they portrayed in terms of their interactions with the younger people, and what do you think the author is trying to say about relationships between the generations?
Alcohol and drug abuse are unremitting in these stories. Considering the various effects of such abuse in the book, discuss the symbolic significance of drugs and alcohol in the stories. Specifically, what does the act of drug use represent? What does a drugged condition symbolize in the context of the stories?
Sexual liaisons in the book are sometimes pleasurable but never are normal. Why do you think the author depicts only sexual encounters...