The Pale King Topics for Discussion

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Which of the characters, if any, in the novel are sympathetic and likable? What features make a given character likable? What features make a given character despicable?

What is the narrative about? What meaning does the narrative convey? Is the novel simply a random and collection of text fragments? Or does a cohesive statement seem to emerge? Is it really a novel?

Consider the actual plot of the novel. What really happens?

Discuss the relationship between the novel's author and the novel's narrator and protagonist. Are they the same person? How is the narrator constructed as a character throughout the narrative?

The novel features few female characters, and those that do appear are minor characters that are described in terms of physical appearance and sexuality. Is the novel essentially a sexist text? Why or why not?

How do you interpret the Notes at the end of the...

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